I bet you have never heard of Chamoy Chicken Chili. There's a great reason for that! There are so many different recipes out there with a combination of different flavors. That's why there are chili contests all over the world! With so many choices, how could you choose one? This chicken chili has a slightly sweet with a kick of heat from Mexican Chamoy sauce. It may just be the key to unlocking the perfect chili. Learn more about Chamoy sauce by reading on or just scroll all the way down to the recipe to try it for yourself if you already have some!
Instant Pot Chamoy Chicken Chili
Chili is one of those winter comfort meals that are easy to make and delicious to eat. I tend to have extra children during the week as my daughter's friends join us for dinner. When I was given the opportunity to try Chamoy thanks to Helados La Azteca sending me a bottle to try, I knew I wanted to do something a little different than what I was finding online. It was a cool night, chili was on the menu, and inspiration struck. Chamoy Chicken Chili in the instant pot!
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What is Chamoy Sauce?
Chamoy is a condiment from Mexico that is usually found as a dip for fresh fruit. It is made with a blend of fruits like apricot, mango or plum with chilies and citrus juices and can vary in spice level.
My introduction to Chamoy came in a package from a business asking me to sample it. Helados La Azteca is a small company based in Waco, Texas. The story from their site talks about how they moved here from Mexico and were disappointed that they could not find the flavors they had grown up within the area. It was because of this they decided to launch their own venture, bringing Mexican snack foods and Chamoy sauce to their new home. They make their sauce with all-natural ingredients making it SUPER healthy!
**Update 2023: The Chamoy sauce is now under the brand SolDias and can be purchased on their website.**
How Would You Use Chamoy Sauce?
Chamoy sauce is like a Mexican version of ketchup or other condiment. Most commonly found on fruit carts, chamoy is put on fresh mango slices with a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkle of salt. It is also found in jars to use as a dip for thicker vegetables and firmer fruits.
Another application is to use is for frozen desserts as a topping. Find your favorite sorbet or shaved ice and you can use chamoy as a drizzle on top to give it a spicy kick. Along these lines, a chamoyada is an icy drink made with shaved eyes, fruit and chamoy!
If you are familiar with Mexican drinks, a Michelada (Mexican Bloody Mary) is made with beer, lime juice, spice, tomato juice, chili peppers and chamoy served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass.
Using Chamoy in Chicken Chili
When I saw the flavor profile of the chamoy, my mind immediately went to chili. I'll be working on other recipes as well, but I just had to make this first. It was absolutely delicious, super filling and really healthy! I made mine in the instant pot, but you can easily adapt this recipe for a slow cooker or a dutch oven on the stove.
I usually make chili with a variety of different vegetables and call it Rainbow Chili. Check it out in my slow cooker recipes!
What Ingredients Do I Need for Chamoy Chicken Chili?
Write down this shopping list to make this delicious chili:
- Lean Ground Chicken
- Canned Black Beans
- Bell Pepper (any color, I used green)
- Large can of Crushed Tomatoes
- Small Can of Tomato Paste
- Canned Corn
- Chamoy Sauce
How Do You Make Instant Pot Chamoy Chicken Chili?
How Many Points Are In This Recipe?
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- 2 lbs Lean Ground Chicken
- 1 Zucchini (medium) , Diced
- 1 Bell Pepper, Diced
- 15 oz Black Beans, Rinsed
- 28 oz Crushed Tomatoes
- 15 oz Corn
- 6 tbsp Chamoy Sauce
- Turn your instant pot on to saute and brown the ground chicken.
- Once the chicken has cooked through, add in the fresh vegetables and allow it to cook down for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add in remaining ingredients, turn the instant pot to chili and put on the lid.
- You can use quick release to release the pressure, stir it and then serve!
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Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1 grams
Amount Per Serving Calories 380Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 121mgSodium 586mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 8gSugar 9gProtein 35g
*This is an automatic calculation by a third party app*
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