Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups cubed sweet potato (1/2-inch)

1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 15-ounce can low-sodium black beans, rinsed

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or homemade chicken stock

1 cup frozen corn

2 cups cubed cooked chicken (1/2-inch; about 10 ounces)

3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Sour cream, avocado and/or cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic, sweet potato and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are slightly softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin and oregano and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute.
  2. Add beans and broth (or stock) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  3. Increase heat to medium-high and stir in corn; cook 1 minute. Add chicken and cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  4. Remove from heat. Stir in salt and pepper. Serve topped with Greek yogurt, avocado and/or cilantro, if desired.