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 and 5 grams of fat.
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
In a small microwave bowl, add onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, to soften.
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.
Add 1¼ cups to each bowl and sprinkle on toppings of your choice, if desired.
This chili freezes great!
Makes 7 servings. Each 1¼ cup. Makes 9 cups total
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.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 0-Blue
WW SmartPoints 7-Green
WW 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
Serving: 1.25cupCalories: 254kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 24gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 825mgFiber: 13gSugar: 11gPlus Points: 7