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Kelly's Chili

Kelly's Chili

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This is the best chili recipe ever! My friend Kelly taught me how to make it, hence the name. My younger brother loves this recipe so much he makes me make it every two weeks.

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 290 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 6.9 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 41.1g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 17.1 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 781 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat, and cook the chicken 10 minutes, or until juices run clear.
  2. Transfer chicken to a large pot over medium heat. Pour the tomatoes and kidney bean liquid into the pot. Mix in onions and potatoes. Season with chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Mix in kidney beans and corn, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until heated through.
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I gave this chili 3 stars because I like the concept of it. I like the chicken and corn and it makes a very hearty chili. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars, though, is because it is EXTREMELY spicy. My husband and I had to add 2 or 3 dollops of sour cream to our bowls because it was just too much. I think the tbsp. of pepper is a mis-print, because my mom said in all her 50 years of cooking, she has never seen a recipe that calls for that much pepper! Next time I make this I will SIGNIFICANTLY reduce the amount of pepper and probably the chili powder as well.


I've never made chili before, and this recipe turned out great. I'm not a fan of beans so I omitted them. And to replace the bean liquid, I put a can of chicken broth in instead. To replace the beans, I just put in more potato and chicken. I also added a tsp. garlic salt, a tsp. of paprika, and a little more chili powder. It's got quite a kick and tastes great with corn bread.


This was good but like other reviewers I thought it was extremely hot when I taste tested it so I added a can of tomato sauce & a can of chicken broth (then it wasn't hot enough, so I didn't win). I also poached/boiled my chicken instead of frying it to cut that fat from the veg. oil. All in all it was good but need improvement.