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chat is emphatically, unequivocally, two-way, and as such, uses "with".
Once, long ago, one might say "I chatted him up, which uses neither "to" nor "with", but that usage is an idiom.
The fact that the dictionary example uses to does not mean you can't use [email protected] Hitchcock While "chat to" sounds pretty strange to me I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss the usage example given in the oxford dictionaries, which unequivocally use to in all of them.
Sadly I don't have access to my hard copy dictionaries atm and don't have a subscription for the OED so I can check another source. This might get a little bit complicated and confusing, as I attempt to compare the patterns between the three closely related verbs.
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Note that pretty much 90% of the arguments here can also apply to rule out a two-way conversation.
Any number of things could be happening while you’re “talking to” someone that you don’t mention, including that the person might be talking back to you. I wonder how many are really "I decided to chat to Bob" and how many are a coincidental pairing.
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