Tuesday, December 7, 2010

80--- White Chicken Chili

This slow cooker recipe is such an easy, healthy meal! Just throw everything into the crock pot before you head up to the ski hill and when you get home....it's done! This recipe is also gluten-free and has tons of healthy fiber! Omit the chicken and you have a great vegan meal!

Navy beans are small cream-colored beans that have a mild flavor. The fiber that they contain helps to after-meal blood sugar levels as well has helps to lower cholesterol. All beans are fat-free sources of good quality protein. Navy beans are also good sources of folate, manganese, vitamin B1, phosphorus, copper, magnesium, and iron.

White Chicken Chili
Serves 8

2 chicken breasts, baked or grilled and diced
8 oz canned roasted diced green chilies (or roast and dice your own)
2-15 oz cans navy beans, drained
2-15 oz cans great northern beans, drained
1-15 oz can roasted diced tomatoes, drained (or roast and dice your own)
1 medium green pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 medium red pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed and finely minced
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
4 cups chicken broth

Combine all ingredients into a large crock pot. Heat over low heat for 6 hours. Serve with 1 Tbsp of sour cream and garnish with crushed red pepper flakes (optional).

Nutrition Info per ~2 cups chili: 261 calories, 2 g fat, 24 g protein, 29 g carbohydrates, 9.4 g fiber

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