Emily Alvers


 
 
 
 


SUBSCRIBE VIA E.MAIL

Email Address
 




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.

Ingredients:

-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


Directions:

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




Bookmark and Share