Chicken Meatball Chipotle Chili #Chili Cookoff #SundaySupper

Have you ever taken part in a cook off?Well I’ve never done it and I’m so excited to be participating in my first ever cook off thanks to our Sunday Supper group!The theme couldn’t have been better.You guessed it right!Its a Chili cook-off and you will be choosing your favorite chili amongst all the mouth watering entries.I have to tell you that if you’re a Chili lover then look no further because my Chicken Meatball Chipotle Chili is the BEST of the best!Wait till you try it.

Chicken meatball chipotle chili

Its out of this world and the flavor involves a certain “Chipotle in Adobo Sauce”!Now if you haven’t tried this thing yet, I have to tell you that you’re missing something in your life.I first saw the chefs on Food Network use it and was mesmerised.Its only when I tried it that I realised what an amazing ingredient it is.Its my most favorite pantry item and I just love its smoky flavor.Its just what makes this chili so so special and kicks it up a notch.

Chicken meatball chipotle chili 2

To that, add some Chicken meatballs, Kidney beans combined with some cumin and tomatoes and you have one deliciously satisfying meal that’s healthy and super easy too!All you have to do then is to top it up with some sour cream and cilantro before serving to give it that wow factor!The hubs finished a big bowlful no time!You will too.Enjoy.

Chicken Meatball Chipotle Chili


    For the Meatballs
  • Ground Chicken-1 lb
  • Egg-1
  • 2 Slices of bread-to make fresh crumbs in the food processor
  • Garlic powder-1/2 tsp
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the Chili
  • Large Red Onion-1 chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves-crushed
  • Chipotle in Adobo Sauce-2 chopped
  • Ground Cumin-1 tsp
  • Dried Oregano-2 tsp
  • Kidney Beans-1 15oz can
  • Crushed or diced Tomatoes-1 15 oz can
  • Chicken Stock-1 cup
  • Red Pepper-1 large cubed
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Oil-2-3 tbsp
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro


  1. In a food processor place 2 slices of bread and pulse until crumbly.Keep aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl mix all the meatball ingredients and make round balls.
  3. In a deep pot heat 2 tbsp of oil and shallow fry the meatballs until golden.Transfer onto a tray.
  4. In the same pot add a tsp of oil and add the onions.
  5. Saute until translucent and add the garlic.
  6. Add the Chipotle,ground cumin and oregano.Stir to mix.
  7. Saute for half a minute and add the kidney beans.
  8. Follow it with the tomatoes and stock.
  9. Mix well and add the meatballs.Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and cook for about 10 minutes.
  10. Add the red pepper and continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes.Check the seasonings.
  11. Turn off the heat.
  12. To serve take some chili in a bowl, top it with some sour cream and cilantro.
  13. Enjoy!

My friend the lovely Heather from Girlichef is hosting this fun event.Will YOU be a part of the #SundaySupper Chili Cook-Off judges panel this week? Voting is live at the Sunday Supper Movement Online Community Magazine starting now and concluding (fittingly) on February 27 – National Chili Day! Browse the submissions and cast your vote by clicking HERE!

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  1. My husband likes everything with meatballs, so I bet he’d like this chili!
    Julie recently posted..39 Ways to Use Your PreservesMy Profile

  2. I really love meatball chili. This recipe is perfect for this weekend.
    Joel A. recently posted..Chocolate Ice CreamMy Profile

  3. Your chili looks great Soni! Any chili that includes adobo is a friend of mine. I also like the meatball touch – I can see that it would really give the chili that hearty texture I so adore!

  4. Soni – this sounds so good. Now I have seen chipotle in adobo sauce but due to spicy wispiness stayed away from them. Maybe if I had half of the amount it would be milder in flavor?
    BEA recently posted..Easy Beef Bean Chili for #SundaySupper {#Chili #cookoff}My Profile

  5. I also LOVE chipotles in adobo. It’s a staple in our pantry. I’m sure it adds such a great smokiness to this chili. Love the color too!
    Courtney @ Neighborfood recently posted..Easy Caesar Salad with Homemade DressingMy Profile

  6. Oh what a fantastic combination! The colour is just so deliciously vibrant as we’ll. looks delicious,
    GourmetGetaways recently posted..Leatherwood Restaurant ReviewMy Profile

  7. Meatballs! What a fantastic idea!
    Jane’s Adventures in Dinner recently posted..#MondayMuffin: Sage, Apple and Sausage PopoversMy Profile

  8. I love that you used meatballs for your chili! How creative. And I’ll stand in line for just about anything with chipotle in it. So yum!

  9. Love the idea of chicken meatballs! I can just taste the chipotle smokiness!
    Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere recently posted..Zucchini and Mushroom Skillet Pasta PrimaveraMy Profile

  10. The flavours in this chili are absolutely perfect.

  11. Now that’s a beautiful bowl of chili!!!! Love the use of the chipotle peppers!
    mjskit recently posted..Green Chile Chicken Mushroom SoupMy Profile

  12. I used some chipotles in adobe with dinner tonight. I love that you made the ground chicken into meatballs!
    Susan recently posted..Asian Five Spice Duck Chili #SundaySupperMy Profile

  13. Meatballs – what a great idea! I never even thought of doing that.
    Amanda @ MarocMama recently posted..Moroccan Harissa Spiked Chili for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  14. Meatball chili? LOVE this idea!
    Melanie recently posted..pineapple pork chili #SundaySupperMy Profile

  15. Oooh – I love chipotles in adobo…they have such awesome flavor! I love that you made meatballs for your chili- I have never seen that before!
    Katie recently posted..Chili Topped Tater Tots for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  16. What a beautiful dish! I love the idea of a chicken meatball chili!!! Great pictures Soni!
    Manu recently posted..Easy Chili Con Carne #SundaySupperMy Profile

  17. i LOVE chipotle. yum!

  18. Mmmmmm….meatballs!
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious recently posted..Shockingly Delicious Chili Mole with Red Beans and Raisins for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  19. I love the color of your chili and of course the flavors! It looks just delicious!!!
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers recently posted..Southwestern Chicken Chili #SundaySupperMy Profile

  20. Love the Chipotle in Adobo Sauce!!
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom recently posted..Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chili for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  21. What a great idea having a meatball chili, I love it!!

  22. I’m a big fan of chipotle in adobo sauce and meatballs too. Great chili to celebrate those flavors.
    Renee recently posted..Gesundheit Chili for #SundaySupperMy Profile

  23. I love the idea of using meatballs in chili! So many great ideas this week! Your chili looks divine, my friend!


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