Friday, October 1, 2010

Chicken and Beans Made for Skinny Jeans



So the last chili recipe that I posted was inspired by the beginning of football season. Well this one, kicks off the month of October and the fact that the temperature has finally dropped out of the 90's. Chili is such an easy,hearty meal during this time of year but you can only make chili so often (unless it is one of three things that you know how to cook<---the boyfriend). Because I like to avoid repetitive cooking, as it bores my mind and taste buds, I opted for white chicken chili. It is basically a swap of ground turkey for chicken and kidney beans for white beans: still an excellent combination of lean protein and fiber. To see suggested toppings, check out my post for turkey chili. Leftovers are just as good, if not better, than the day you cook the chili.

White Chicken Chili
serves 4

Ingredients
1 pkg. McCormick White Chicken Chili seasoning mix
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup water
1 14.5 oz. can white beans, undrained
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained

  1. Spray large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Add chicken and cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink. Stir occasionally.
  2. In a medium sized sauce pan, stir together seasoning mix, water, beans, and tomatoes. Add cooked chicken and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
Nutrition: 215 calories, 25g carbohydrate, 30g protein, 2g fat, 6g fiber, 3 weight watchers points

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3 comments:

steph said...

This looks really good and easy! I am going to give it a try.

Debbie Penhale said...

I bought the ingredients yesterday and am cooking this one day this week. I can't wait!

lamandle said...

Great! It is such a good meal for a quick dinner on a cool night...plus the benefits of the protein and fiber :)

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