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Chunky Chicken Chili

Chunky Chicken Chili

recipe ingredients
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves, cut into 3/4-inch chunks
1 Tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. each ground cumin and dried oregano
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
1 cup water
1 small jalapeno chile, minced (remove seeds if desired)
1/2 tsp. each salt and pepper
1 can (19 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (19 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

recipe directions
Heat oil in a dutch oven. Add red pepper, onion and garlic and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chicken chunks and continue cooking until chicken is barely done, about 5 more minutes. Add chili powder, cumin and oregano and stir to coat well. Add water, crushed tomatoes and chopped jalepeno pepper. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans and heat throughout. If desired, serve with grated reduced fat cheddar cheese.

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Serves: 6 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
312 5 1 29 13 909 41 6
  • Kimberly

    Excellent chili. My hubby & I like original canned Stagg chili, but hate the lowfat version. This tastes like Stagg, but better, and low fat. Very easy to make too! Goes great with a little lowfat cheese and some chips.

  • Robin

    I’m not much of a chili lover but this really satisfied. I used just cannellini beans as that’s all I had and I think that worked great, particularly with chicken. Didn’t have enough fresh red pepper so I cut up some roasted red pepper from a jar and added that. Also only had diced canned tomatoes so I pureed one can and left the other one chunky which gave great little sweet bites of tomato in the recipe. Final addition was a couple tablespoons of orange marmalade to give a hint of sweetness. This addition was counter-balanced by my using Pam spray rather than vegetable oil. I’d also suggest seasoning the chicken with the salt and pepper as well rather than just in the chili as it needed a bit of seasoning. Great recipe!

  • Joyce

    The recipe is very easy to prepare and quite delicious.I did add salt and pepper. In place of the jalapeno, I added a small can of chopped green chilies.

  • Ericka

    I added vinegar, red wine of course and lots of garlic salt and Louisana hotsauce. I chopped up fresh basil- not bad!

  • gina

    made this chilli last night it was awsome!! didnt miss the beef at all didnt have the right beans just had to cans of chilli beans so that what i used even my kids loved it !!! will make again

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