Super Bowl Recipe: Chicken Salsa Chili

It wasn’t until recently that I understood America’s obsession with football and the Super Bowl. Prior to actually learning the rules of the game, the Super Bowl was just another social opportunity to indulge in a little too much eats. However, about the time I started to become football literate, I also learned the importance of eating well. All the pro football players have personal chefs and team dietitians who encourage them to eat healthy, so why shouldn’t their fans?

Take a healthy stance on some of your favorite Super Bowl recipes, or try this new one—Superfan Chicken Salsa Chili. In addition to giving you a good warm up, this recipe is sure to prevent your figure from resembling that of an offensive lineman!

Superfan Chicken Salsa Chili

Makes 1 gallon (enough to feed your team at home)


  • 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken, diced
  • 1.5 cups diced onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp jalapeno pepper, coarsely pureed
  • 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • Pinch of crushed chili pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 16 oz garbanzo beans
  • 16 oz chili beans
  • 16 oz black beans
  • 29 oz stewed tomatoes
  • 29 oz tomato puree
  • Fresh lime juice to taste


  1. Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes and sear in olive oil.
  2. Saute cooked chicken with onions and garlic.
  3. Open beans, tomatoes, and broth and add to large pot.
  4. Add peppers, spices, and chicken to pot. Stir until combined.
  5. Simmer chili for 4-8 hours.
  6. Garnish with low fat cheese and avocado if you please

Who is going to win, the Ravens or the 49ers?


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Carly Sippel is a registered yoga teacher, certified life coach, and nutrition nut. She has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Dietetics from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She turns her passion into practice, promoting healthy bodies in both her personal and professional life.