Emily Alvers



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    Kickin' White Chicken Chili

    It's the day after Christmas and winter is in full swing! For some people, this time of year can mean less than stellar eating. Relaxing a little around the holidays is expected, but just remember that they're called holiDAYS and not holiMONTHS.

    With all the shopping and entertaining, we can all use a really simple and tasty meal that is large enough to feed the whole family. This white chicken chili has just enough kick to re-ignite your metabolic fire. It's low calorie, low cholesterol, high protein, high fiber, and will give your body a large dose of homemade healthy goodness.


    -2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans
    -3-4 cups cooked cubed chicken breast (I used 2 large grilled chicken breasts/3.5 cups)
    -2 cups reduced sodium chicken broth (NO MSG)
    -1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
    -1 cup frozen yellow & sweet white corn
    -4 oz. can chopped green chilies
    -1 tsp. chipotle chili pepper/chili powder
    -1 tsp. ground cumin
    -¼ tsp. garlic powder
    -¼ tsp. salt
    -reduced fat sour cream
    -chopped green onions for garnish


    Step 1: Grill 2 large chicken breasts. I recommend sprinkling them with some chipotle chili powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Cut into bite size cubes.

    Step 2: Pour both cans of beans into a colander in the sink, rinse well with water, and allow to drain.

    Step 3: In a large pot, add rinsed and drained beans, chicken, diced tomatoes, frozen corn, green chilies, chipotle chili pepper, cumin, garlic powder, salt, and broth.

    Step 4: Heat on high and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer 20 minutes stirring occasionally. Makes 8 servings.

    Top each bowl off with green onions for a nice crunch without adding crackers or extra calories. This is one instance when I highly recommend also including the sour cream garnish. It balances the spicy smoky flavors of this chili perfectly!

    Nutrition Facts:
    247 calories
    5 g fat
    33 g protein
    25 g carbs
    7 g fiber
    60 g cholesterol

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