Jalapeño Popper Chili

Jalapeño Popper Chili
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Serves: 4
A spin on chili that uses chicken, turkey bacon and Dr. Brown approved cheese.
  • 1.5 lbs. Boneless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 T Olive Oil
  • 1 Small Onion, Diced
  • 3 Jalapeno Peppers Diced, OR 2, 4 oz. Cans of Green Chili for Less Heat
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 t Chili Powder
  • 1 t Ground Cumin
  • 1 t Oregano
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 Can Drained Diced Tomatos
  • 1½ c Chicken Broth
  • 1 lb. Turkey Bacon, Cooked Crispy and Crumbled, divided, optional
  • 8 oz. Dr Brown Approved Cheese, optional
  1. In a large saucepan (deep enough for soup) heat 2 T olive oil over medium heat and sauté onion, jalapeno, and garlic until tender.
  2. Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper, then add to the saucepan adding another tablespoon of olive oil as well. Add cumin, chili powder, oregano, and crushed red pepper. Toss chicken and seasonings together and lightly brown chicken on all sides.
  3. Stir in can of diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and increase heat to bring to a simmer. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in cheese and stir until completely melted. Stir in ½ of the crumbled bacon. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper as needed. **Add more chicken broth if too thick.
  5. Serve and garnish with Dr. Brown approved cheese and the rest of the crumbled bacon.


Kristen Barkley
Kristen Barkley
Kristen is a happily married mom to four beautiful and active children and is the co-founder of Marpé Wellness. She has a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston and completed extensive coursework in the areas of nutrition and fitness. She is excited to be putting her education to use in an industry that she is passionate about where she can help others live a healthier and happier life.

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