As the weather cools down most of us begin to crave warmth and cozy meals. This month’s recipe is a favorite of ours which is white bean chicken chili! This is a simple recipe that you can throw in your crockpot and have ready for dinner time!
An added benefit of chili is that it is filled with fiber-rich beans! Fiber has many health benefits but one of the best is that beans are shown to lower cholesterol! There are many benefits of eating heart-healthy and now white bean chili can be a part of those recipes!
- 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 to 3 breasts)
- 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock (32 ounces)
- 2 cans reduced-sodium white beans (15-ounce cans) such as white kidney beans, cannellini, or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans diced green chiles (4.5-ounce cans)
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 small yellow onion (or 1/2 large) finely diced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Fresh lime wedges
- For serving the toppings add important flavor, so LOAD IT UP!: diced jalapeno, diced avocado, nonfat sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips
- Place chicken in the bottom of a 6-quart or larger slow cooker.
- Top with the chicken broth, white beans, green chiles, garlic, onion, cumin, oregano, salt, and cayenne. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or high for 2 to 4 hours, until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken breasts to a plate. Once cool enough to handle, shred and set aside.
- With an immersion blender, puree a portion of the chili to thicken it, leaving some of the beans whole. (You can also transfer a few ladlefuls of the chili to a food processor and roughly blend, then stir the blended portion back into the chili.)
- Stir in the shredded chicken and cilantro. Portion into bowls and top with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Add any other desired toppings and enjoy.
We hope you love this recipe and let us know if you try it out!