Amazing that this chilli chicken recipe was created by Jules Galloway by accident. This is really good and really healthy. Here is her story…

“This chilli chicken recipe was a total accident. Normally when I make something like this I would add mushrooms and kale. However, I started cooking the casserole, turned it down to a gentle simmer, and then dashed out the door to pick something up from a friend’s place… and forgot to add the mushrooms! And then I went to add some kale from the garden, and the bugs had beat me to it… all I could find was very holey kale… aaaaaaaargh!!!” But, it actually turned out even better than usual. Without the mushrooms, the sweetness of capsicum in the dish shone through. Sometimes the simple stuff works out better.” -Jules Galloway


1 onion, diced

1 large rasher bacon, chopped into 1cm pieces

2 red capsicums, diced

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 kg chicken pieces (marylands, drumsticks or even a few wings are perfect)

1 large clove garlic, crushed

2 x 400g tins of tomatoes, diced

1 cup chicken bone broth (or veggie stock)

2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped roughly


In a large, heavy-based pot over a medium heat, sauteé the onions, bacon and capsicums in olive oil until the onions become translucent.

Add the chicken pieces, turning a few times until browned.

Add the garlic and give it another 30 seconds, stirring gently to move the ingredients around the pan.

Next, add the tinned tomatoes, broth and oregano, and bring to the boil.

Turn down to a low heat, pop the lid on and simmer, covered, for 35 minutes. Then remove the lid and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Serve with paleo bread, quinoa, or rice (if you’re not paleo). Alternatively, just enjoy on its own with a spoonful of sauerkraut (pictured) as a nourishing, low carb evening meal.

Jules Galloway is the author and owner of Her mission is to help tired women find their shine again. Her goal is to “introduce as many people as possible to an exciting new way of eating and living. To bust through the old nutrition myths and misinformation, and teach a fresh approach to choosing the right food. And above all, to show you that’s it’s easier than you think to lead a happy, healthy, wholefood life.”

Enjoy this Chilli Chicken Recipe! Let me know what you think!