Chili has always been one of my favorite cold weather foods – there’s just something so comforting and soul warming about it. And my Chipotle Chicken Chili Recipe has an extra boost of flavor heat to warm you up! Made with crumbled ground chicken and Italian sausage, this chili is packed with protein and is incredibly satisfying. I’ve made this recipe many times, and it’s always well received. It can feed large crowds and is relatively inexpensive to make. And at just 7 Smart Points per serving, this Weight Watchers chili recipe tastes like a splurge, but is absolutely guilt free. If I have the time, I will let this cook for 3-5 hours….because the longer it cooks, the tastier it is. I also love serving it with a dollop of sour cream or shredded cheddar cheese, and some fresh chopped red onions. Soooooo yummy. Need a dish for game day or Super Bowl Sunday? This Chipotle Chicken Chili is it! Enjoy.

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chipotle chicken chili

Chipotle Chicken Chili

The perfect thick and hearty meal for a chilly day, this spicy chili is a real bargain at just 7 Smart Points.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings 12 servings


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 lbs ground chicken breast
  • 1 lb ground bulk Italian sausage casings removed
  • 1 28oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 oz can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can white navy beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 large green pepper diced
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup chipotle peppers in adobo sauce chopped
  • 2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat a large stock pot over medium heat. Add in oil. When oil is hot, add in ground chicken, and chicken sausage. Cook evenly until browned.
  • Add in onions and garlic and heat for another minute or two.
  • Stir in all remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer. Then turn heat to low, cover and let cook for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally. The longer it cooks, the better it tastes.
  • Remove from heat and serve with whatever chili toppings you desire.


Entire recipe makes 12 servings
Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups
Each serving = 7 Smart Points
PER SERVING: 332 calories; 5g fat; 1.5g saturated fat; 52g carbohydrates; 15g fiber; 5g sugar; 44g protein

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  1. Are there tomatoes in this recipe or just the tomato paste? It looks like there’s tomatoes in the picture, but I didn’t see them listed in the recipe. Made this tonight and it didn’t look so appetizing. Looks can be deceiving, though, because it was delicious! I ended up adding a can of diced salsa style tomatoes.

  2. I made this chili today for a houseful of football and basketball game watchers and it was a hit! I’m going to add it to my chili rotation. I did tweek it a little because I was trying to use up some items in my freezer so… I used 1 lb lean ground turkey, 1 lb lean ground beef, 1/2 lb ground pork, and 1/2 lb. hot italian sausage. It had a great depth of flavor and I was only able to let it simmer for 90 minutes. I’m sure it would be even better after 2 hours!