Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Chili

Friday, November 2, 2012

This months Yahoo Shine Supper Club Challenge is One Pot Meals and I thought what better way to celebrate then with my favorite Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Chili! Whoo that was a mouthful! 

It's football season in case you don't have football fever going around your house like it's going around mine! It really is just the boys in the house it seems to spread to but I always enjoy the food. The Hubby let me know you all love recipes for a good tailgating party. He must be a mind reader I guess. He is pretty incredible! So I decided to take his recommendation.

Just in case you don't have football fever don't fret. If I were you I would just make any excuse to make this. Sooner rather then later because it is D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! I mean what a perfect fall comfort food dish! Does life get any better then chipotle pepper's, chicken, black beans, sweet potatoes, topped off with a pumpkin ale? I think not!

The hubby had eaten half a bowl before we even sat down to eat and the kids cleaned their plates.   

A new seasonal favorite in our house Blue Moon's Harvest Pumpkin Ale Deliciousness! 
Saute onions in extra virgin olive oil until starting to caramelize. Add garlic and chipotle peppers. Saute until fragrant for about 2 minutes.
Add chicken and all seasonings including sea salt. Saute for 4 minutes.
Add 12 ounces Pumpkin Ale Beer. 
Add chicken stock and stir to combine.
Add black beans, sweet potatoes and bell pepper. Stir to combined. Bring to a simmer, cover, turn heat to low and cook for 2 hours.
Right before serving add cilantro.
Garnish with monterey jack cheese, greek yogurt or sour cream and cilantro.

Yield: 8 Servings
Nutrition facts: 443 calories, 7 grams fat

Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Chili

Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Black Bean Chili. Healthy and delicious from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
4.9 out of 5 based on 12 user ratings
prep time: 15 MINScook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 15 mins


  • 1 pound Dried Black Beans, Soaked And Cooked Until Tender
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 whole Large Onion, Diced
  • 2 whole Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce, Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 2 whole Chicken Breast, Diced
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika, Optional
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Adobo Sauce, From Peppers
  • 12 ounces Pumpkin Ale (I ❤ Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale)
  • 3 cups Chicken Stock
  • 2 whole Sweet Potatoes, Peeled And Cubed In Bite Size Pieces
  • 1 whole Yellow Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/2 bunch Cilantro, Chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Greek Yogurt Or Sour Cream, For Garnish
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, Shredded


  1. In a large stock pot saute onion in olive oil over medium-high heat until starting to caramelize.
  2. Add garlic and chipotle peppers and saute until fragrant.
  3. Add chicken and all of the seasonings including adobo sauce and sea salt. Saute for 4 minutes.
  4. Pour in beer and chicken stock. Scrape any brown bits off the bottom of the pan.
  5. Add sweet potatoes, black beans and bell pepper.
  6. Bring to a simmer, cover and turn heat to low.
  7. Cook for at least 2 hours or place into a crock pot for 8 hrs.
  8. Add cilantro and serve.
  9. Garnish with greek yogurt and cheese.
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Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Ale Chili


  1. This looks so amazing, I am so excited to try this recipe! Have a wonderful weekend, Serena :)

  2. has got so many ingredients in it. looks lovely.

  3. Love the chipotle, love the chili, love the beer. Sounds perfect for the fall! I bought a season pack of blue moon with this pumpkin ale and a caramel apple ale, both so good. Never thought about cooking with them, that would just slow down my drinking ;)

    Take care

  4. This sounds so tasty! I'll definitely be trying it out this week =)

  5. oooh bookmarking this!! I love the flavors in this, and oh yes we are in full on football season in our house too :)

  6. This has so many of my favorite flavors, it's fall in a bowl! At two hours it's probably not a weeknight-friendly dish, but maybe you have another recipe that would be a good contender in the Shine Super Club this month?

  7. This looks uber fantastic - you know I'm a sucker for anything with chipotle seasoning in it, and I especially love the use of sweet potato. Great use of the pumpkin ale.

  8. Hello,

    I love spicy food but my family...not so much. This recipe sounds so good so I must try it but I heard chipotle in adobo sauce is rather hot.

    Any recommendations for how to make it less spicy but still with a small kick?

    Half the amount of chipotle/adobo or quarter it??


    1. You can easily just start with a quarter of the chipotle and then taste after an hour and see if you would like it a little hotter add a little more.

  9. Hi - just found your recipe through tasty kitchen. This looks amazing! Do you think the two hours of cooking on low heat could be done in a crock pot on low? I wanted to put this on and then run some errands later today.

  10. Hi Natalie I would let the chili sit in a crock pot for more like 6 hours because the heat is so low and it takes it a while even to come to a simmer! This would works fabulous in a crock pot! Have a fantastic day!

  11. This is what fall is all about! Looks fantastic.

  12. What a creative chili! It looks AMAZING! I might have to try to create a vegan version of this. :) Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  13. What could I use in place of the beer? I live in a dry country, so beer is unavailable.

    1. Hi Ginger,
      Water or broth would make an excellent alternative.

  14. Is the diced chicken cooked before adding , or diced raw-then cooked?

    1. Great question.. The chicken is diced raw and then cooked.

  15. Hi Serena,

    Can you cook the onions and then put everything in a slow cooker?

    1. Hi,
      Yes if you cooked the onions first it would work great in the slow cooker! I hope you enjoy it!

  16. Hi Serena, I can't wait to try this! Can you tell me if you can use canned black beans instead of cooking them from dry?

    1. Hi Tiffany,
      You can definitely use canned black beans. The equivalent would probably be about 3 cans, rinsed and drained. You can always add 2 cans and see if it needs more beans.
      Have a fabulous week and I hope you love this as much as we do!

  17. Hi Serena,
    Your Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Pumpkin Chili looks amazing with fabulous fall flavors! Thank you so much for sharing this Chili with Texas Star Chili Cook Off and the very best luck to you!
    Miz Helen

  18. I've made this several times in a crock pot (about 6 hours on low) - I cooked the onions first, used a roasted chicken from the grocery store shredded, and canned beans. It's fabulous!


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