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Chipotle Chicken Black Bean Chili

Chipotle Chicken Black Bean Chili

By Traeger Kitchen

Roast chicken, peppers, and veggies over hickory hardwood to add big flavor to this light and zesty chili.

Prep Time

15 Min

Cook Time

40 Min




This recipe serves:


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Units of Measurement:
1 chicken breast
1 Teaspoon Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub
1 onion, chopped
1 Stalk celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Whole jalapeños, seeded and chopped
6 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 Teaspoon ground cumin
1 Teaspoon dry oregano
As Needed Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Ground black pepper
As Needed Olive oil
1 Cup pumpkin, diced, or butternut squash, peeled, seeded and diced
1 Cup water
2 Tablespoon tomato paste
2 Cup Unsalted chicken broth
1 Can black beans, no salt added, drained and rinsed
Green onion, sliced, for serving
lime wedges, for serving


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 375°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

  • 2

    Season the chicken breast on both sides with Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub.

  • 3

    Insert the probe horizontally into the center of the chicken breast. Place the chicken directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook until the internal temperature reaches 160°F.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

    160 ˚F / 71 ˚C

  • 4

    Remove the chicken from the grill and let cool before dicing into small pieces. Reserve.

  • 5

    In a large bowl, combine onions, celery, garlic, jalapeños, tomatoes, pumpkin, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and mix well to coat.

  • 6

    Transfer vegetables to a rimmed baking sheet.

  • 7

    Place the baking sheet on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook until vegetables until cooked through, and tender.

    375 ˚F / 191 ˚C

  • 8

    In a large pot over medium heat, combine the chicken broth, water and tomato paste. Bring to a simmer.

  • 9

    Add the grilled vegetables, chicken and black beans; bring back to a simmer and cook for 45 minutes.

  • 10

    Remove from heat and adjust seasoning, to taste. Garnish with green onions and lime wedges. Enjoy!

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