Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn

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Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

I am always on the lookout for dinner recipes that everyone in the family will enjoy. My oldest son is 21 now and an over the road truck driver. He also loves my homemade chili. In fact, it’s one of the dinners he requests most often. Now that he’s gone for weeks at a time, it’s great to make something he loves when he comes home.

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

I can’t tell you how proud I am of my oldest son. He had a lot of challenges growing up and made some bad choices. But he was persistent and worked hard to get where he is. Brings a tear to my eye every time I think about it!

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

If your kids are anything like mine, you can tell them the name of a recipe because they just can’t picture it in their head and hence, automatically hate it. So when they ask, I either don’t answer, or if they are persistent I say “chicken” or “something with ground beef”. Ha ha. I found this recipe for homemade Chicken Chili with Black Beans and Corn on and thought it looked fabulous. I knew once the aroma of the seasonings were in the room, they’d all be chomping at the bit for dinner. I was absolutely right!

It’s too bad videos don’t have “smell-o-vision” because you’d be asking for a dish of this as well. Maybe you saw it on Instagram when I shot this short video. It smelled SO good in the house!

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

If you’d like to try this recipe, which I highly recommend, be sure to print it off below. You’re going to need the following McCormick® seasonings: Paprika, Oregano Leaves, Cumin, Garlic Powder and Crushed Red Pepper.

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

You’ll start with cubed chicken, banana peppers (the original recipe calls for green bell pepper, but my husband can’t have them, so any sweet pepper will work) and onions.

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

While that’s browning, mix together all the seasonings.

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Brown until the chicken is no longer pink.

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

Then all you have to do is add everything else! Couldn’t be easier. Mix it all together, bring it to a boil, then turn it down to low and let it simmer until done.

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin' YUM!

The Giveaway


Want to try this recipe, or maybe a different one? Be sure and enter this “Homemade in America” giveaway and you might be the winner of a McCormick gift set! You must be 18 or older to enter, have a U.S. shipping address and enter no later than October 21, 2013.

How to Enter

Answer ONE of the following questions by leaving a comment on this blog post: 1) What’s your favorite McCormick spice? OR 2) Which McCormick recipe are you interested in trying from Good luck and enjoy!

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The Winner!

Our winner, Carrie comment #7, was randomly drawn and has claimed her prize. Thanks for your entries!

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn @amandaformaro Amanda's Cookin'

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Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Chicken Chili with Black Beans & Corn


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped banana peppers
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Oregano Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cumin, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Canelli beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn


  1. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken, bell pepper and onion; cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned.
  2. Add paprika, oregano, cumin, garlic powder and red pepper; mix well.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer 20 minutes.


  1. Carla Thomason says

    I don’t know that it counts as one spice, but my absolute favorite McCormick spice is the original chili packet. It is super easy. I make it with the diced tomatoes and pinto beans. Can I tell you the raves I have gotten over the years? People love it so much and are always asking for the recipe. This from a Texan!

  2. amanda wilkins says

    my fav MCCormick spice is the bacon molasses! its awesome with grilled porkchops. god bless and thanks for the opp :)

  3. Melissa Leggett says

    I love their garlic..its got the best flavor(compared to other companies) kinda a spice snob, so anything McCormick is my favorite!

  4. says

    My hands-down favorite McCormick Spice is the pepper medley grinder. I use this one almost daily when preparing dinner. Unlike my other spices, it’s never put away in the counter, but sits right next to the stove so I can grab it quickly.

  5. Brittany R. says

    McCormick’s chili seasoning packet is my absolute favorite way to make chili. It’s so easy and tastes fantastic. Everyone always loves it!

  6. WN says

    My favorite McCormick spice is Oregano leaves. I love using a good olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper as a dip for bread.

  7. says

    This recipe looks great. I’ve just made a Chili with White Beans (delicious) – we don’t eat a lot of chili in NZ, but I’ll definitely try this McCormick recipe.


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