Chipotle Chicken-Squash Chili


A pot of this chicken chili is perfect for those frigid fall and winter days. Use purchased rotisserie chicken to keep prep time short.

white pot of Chipotle Chicken-Squash Chili
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
10 1/2 cups


  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 medium green bell pepper, seeded and chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 medium poblano pepper, seeded and chopped (3/4 cup)

  • 1 small butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces (3 1/2 cups)

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon chili powder

  • 2 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 3 cup shredded rotisserie chicken (14 oz.)

  • 2 14.5 ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained

  • 1 canned chipotle pepper, minced (1 Tbsp.)

  • Salt and black pepper

  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • Desired toppers, such as tortilla chips, shredded cheese, and/or sour cream


  1. In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and poblano pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until onion is softened.

  2. Stir in squash and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, 5 minutes.

  3. Add chili powder and tomato paste. Cook and stir 1 minute.

  4. Add chicken, broth, beans, tomatoes, and chipotle pepper. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes.

  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove pot from heat and stir in cilantro. Top servings with desired toppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

244 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 962mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 75.8mg 379%
Calcium 94mg 7%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 660mg 14%
Folate, total 29.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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