Coconut Chicken Chili


This Coconut Chicken Chili recipe is an easy Asian-inspired meal that's even more delicious than takeout. Try this warm chicken chili over a bed of rice and topped with fresh basil and jalapenos for extra color and flavor.

Coconut Chicken Chili
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 12 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, chopped

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter

  • 1 15-19 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 3 medium carrots, shredded

  • 1 stalk celery, sliced

  • 1 medium green onion, sliced

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

  • Hot cooked jasmine rice

  • Fresh basil and sliced jalapeños (optional)


  1. In large saucepan cook chicken, onion, chili powder, ginger, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and the cayenne pepper in hot oil over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute more. Stir in coconut milk, peanut butter, and 1 cup water. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally.

  2. Stir in beans, carrots, celery, green onion, garlic, and chopped basil. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Serve with rice. Top with basil leaves and sliced jalapeños. Makes 4 (1-3/4-cup) servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

556 Calories
31g Fat
47g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 556
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 890mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 12.4mg 62%
Calcium 111.1mg 9%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Potassium 990mg 21%
Folate, total 92.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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