Thai Chicken Chili is the most flavorful chili recipe ever – and the perfect dinner to serve up while watching the game, all you need is a bowl and a spoon!
A Ground Chicken Chili With Thai Inspired Flavors
This Thai Chicken Chili sounds sort of fancy? Maybe? But it’s really not. We make this chili for watching the game, dinner during the week or just a family gathering.
The “thai” flavor comes from the peanut butter, lime juice and chilis. So it’s sort of like the flavors of a peanut sauce as the base for this chili recipe. I’m telling you guys, you’re going to love it! This chicken chili isn’t too spicy, either. Just a little background heat from poblano chili, definitely mild enough to serve to a crowd.
How To Make Thai Chicken Chili
You can make this chili recipe a day or two head of time if you’re serving it for a party of just meal prepping for the week. The flavors will blend together and become even more flavorful!
Start by cooking down a whole bunch of onions and peppers. Not just one pepper, but poblanos, green chilis and jalapeños.
Once that cooks down you can add in ground chicken and brown it up. I like to keep this all in one pot so I scrape my peppers and onions off to one side of the pot and use the free side to brown the chicken.
Now that it’s browned you can stir them all together.
Pour in about a cup of beer to deglaze the pot. Save the rest for game time, I’m sure it won’t go to waste. Then stir in chicken broth and a couple cans of white beans.
Now for the fun part, the peanut butter! Yep, this Thai Chicken Chili has a peanut flavor going on in the background that can’t be beat. For instance, you’ve heard of a chicken satay recipe? It’s pretty much that flavor turned into chili. But I probably like the flavor in this chili even more.
That’s it – the chili is done. All that’s left to do is let it simmer for about an hour and wait for the game to come on or grab another beer.
How To Serve This Chicken Chili Recipe
Finally, I like to finish off my bowl with a squeeze of fresh lime juice before I dive in. Because you have to add the finishing touches here…
And now it’s time to sit back and watch the game. Like I said, you can keep this bowl of chili simple, or load it up with all the toppings…you are going to flip for this crazy delicious flavor either way!
- Shredded Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Fresh jalapeños
- Salsa or Pico de Gallo
- Crushed Tortilla chips or Fritos
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Thai Chicken Chili is a twist on our favorite peanut chicken recipe. A ground chicken chili with Thai inspired flavors and a mild heat!
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 pounds ground chicken
- 2 large onions, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, small diced
- 2 poblano peppers, diced
- 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
- 2 – 4.25 oz cans diced green chilis
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 cup light beer
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 teaspoons sriracha
- 2 – 15.5 oz cans small white beans, drained and rinsed
- In a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat, then add the onions, garlic, both peppers and the chilis. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring until softened.
- Push the onion and peppers over to one side of the pot and then add in the ground chicken to brown. Once the chicken is browned through, stir together with the peppers and onions.
- Add the cumin, chili powder and salt then stir to combine.
- Pour in the beer to deglaze the pot, scraping up the bottom as you stir.
- Next pour in the chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, sriracha and oyster sauce then stir.
- Stir in the peanut butter until it’s completely mixed into the chili.
- Add the beans, stir and let simmer uncovered for 45 minutes.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: American / Tex-Mex
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