(Crock-Pot) Chunky Chicken Chili



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I’m such a chili fan and this is the easiest recipe, loaded with flavor, and absolutely delicious! I love serving it in bowls and adding on the side such things as lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, fat-free sour cream so everyone can top their own. It’s a filling, fiber rich dinner! You can also use this chili to create taco salads, stuffed baked potatoes or burritos. Each bowl has 254 calories, 5 grams of fat and 0 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours on high heat or 4 hours on low heat


Ingredients for Chili:

1½ cups onion, diced

1 can (15 oz) dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (15 oz) white kidney beans (cannellini) rinsed and drained ( black beans or red kidney)

1½ cups Thick & Chunky Mild Salsa, I used Pace

1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce

1 cup frozen corn, not defrosted

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces


Ingredients for Topping: Optional

Tomatoes, chopped

Fat-free sour cream or fat-free plain Greek yogurt

Cilantro, chopped 

Light cheese, shredded


Instructions

1. In a small microwave bowl, add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, to soften.

2. Combine soften onions, both beans, salsa, tomato sauce, frozen corn, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder in crock-pot. Mix in chicken. Cover with lid. Cook on LOW about 4 hours or on HIGH about 2 hours. Since many crock-pot cook times vary check to see if chicken is done. Once done, stir to blend.

3. Add 1¼ cups to each bowl and sprinkle on toppings of your choice, if desired.

4. This chili freezes great!

Makes 7 servings. Each 1¼ cup. Makes 9 cups total


Healthy Benefits
Though people love spicy food primarily for its flavor, studies prove that spices have a host of health benefits. The compound that gives hot chilies its kick is called capsaicin. It may lower bad cholesterol, thus improving heart function.


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints
0
Weight Watchers SmartPoints
7
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7

SKINNY FACTS: for 1¼ cup serving (not including toppings)
254 calories, 5g fat, 0.7g sat.fat, 31mg chol, 24g prot, 41g carbs, 13g fiber, 825mg sod, 11g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
0 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g sugar, 0g protein