Pumpkin Chicken Chili

chili, made with chicken (or turkey), vegetables, and white beans is a lighter version of a classic chili. I kicked it up a notch by adding pumpkin flavors to make it a nice seasonal dish.
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, chili, pumpkin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Lyuba Brooke


  • 1 –2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 small Vidalia onion diced
  • 2 cups diced pumpkin
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 3 garlic cloves grated or minced
  • 1 15-oz. can cannellini beans
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro


  1. In a large pot, heat up oil over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onion and pumpkin, and sauté for 3–5 minutes.
  3. Add ground chicken, cover, and cook until chicken is almost cooked. Stir often and break up clumps of meat.
  4. Grate or mince in garlic, and stir well.
  5. Drain and add beans. Stir and cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Add vegetable stock, salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin. Stir well and cook on medium-low heat for 15–20 minutes, covered. Stir occasionally.
  7. Stir in minced cilantro before serving.

Recipe Notes

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