Quick Chicken Chili

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Quick Chicken Chili

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a yummy twist on traditional chili, switching in chicken for ground beef. It's easy to make in a hurry!

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins (all visible fat discarded) OR
  • 1 lb. ground white meat chicken or turkey
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium bell pepper (chopped)
  • 3 clove garlic (minced) OR
  • 1 tsp. jarred, minced garlic
  • 2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth OR
  • 1 oz. canned, fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 15.5- oz. canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium beans (mix or match pinto, red, kidney or navy), drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder (optional)
  • jalapeño (optional if you like spicy chili)
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat, or, fat-free sour cream (optional)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Remove visible fat from chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Spray large pot with cooking spray. Add chicken, onion, garlic, chili powder (optional) or jalapeno (optional) cooking over medium-heat until chicken is no longer pink (about 7 minutes)
  3. Lightly mash the drained, rinsed beans with a fork.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients to chicken mixture and simmer on high for 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon chili into bowls and top with chopped fresh cilantro and/or dollop of sour cream (optional)

Tip: When buying chicken, tenderloins are often less expensive than breasts – in recipes like this one where you cut the chicken into bit-size pieces the cut makes no difference so pick whatever’s cheaper! Be sure to check for specials or sales.

Nutrition Facts

Quick Chicken Chili

CaloriesCalories

344 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

39g Per Serving

FiberFiber

10g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$2.47

Nutrition Facts

Calories 344
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 174 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 39 g

Dietary Exchanges
4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 starch

 

This Simple Cooking with Heart recipe is a yummy twist on traditional chili, switching in chicken for ground beef. It's easy to make in a hurry!

Nutrition Facts

Quick Chicken Chili

CaloriesCalories

344 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

39g Per Serving

FiberFiber

10g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$2.47
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Calories 344
Total Fat 3.0 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 174 mg
Total Carbohydrate 41 g
Dietary Fiber 10 g
Sugars 7 g
Protein 39 g

Dietary Exchanges
4 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 starch

Ingredients

Servings  4  

  • non-stick Cooking spray
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenderloins (all visible fat discarded) OR
  • 1 lb. ground white meat chicken or turkey
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium bell pepper (chopped)
  • 3 clove garlic (minced) OR
  • 1 tsp. jarred, minced garlic
  • 2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth OR
  • 1 oz. canned, fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 15.5- oz. canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium beans (mix or match pinto, red, kidney or navy), drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder (optional)
  • jalapeño (optional if you like spicy chili)
  • fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat, or, fat-free sour cream (optional)

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

  1. Remove visible fat from chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Spray large pot with cooking spray. Add chicken, onion, garlic, chili powder (optional) or jalapeno (optional) cooking over medium-heat until chicken is no longer pink (about 7 minutes)
  3. Lightly mash the drained, rinsed beans with a fork.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients to chicken mixture and simmer on high for 10 minutes.
  5. Spoon chili into bowls and top with chopped fresh cilantro and/or dollop of sour cream (optional)

Tip: When buying chicken, tenderloins are often less expensive than breasts – in recipes like this one where you cut the chicken into bit-size pieces the cut makes no difference so pick whatever’s cheaper! Be sure to check for specials or sales.