Chicken and White Bean Chili

Chicken and White Bean Chili

When it’s sweater weather outside, it’s the perfect time to tuck into a bowl of this Chicken and White Bean Chili.

This craveable chili recipe is lighter than traditional chili, with creamy white beans, tender chunks of chicken in a flavorful broth, and juicy red bell peppers and aromatic cilantro.

For a little kick, it’s lightly spiced with cumin and chili powder and mild, roasted green chilies.

Instead of high-calorie cheese, this chili is topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt.

When you’re yearning to savor something bright and refreshing, but still need something to warm your bones, this Chicken and White Bean Chili is your answer. It’s the best of both worlds, and it allows you to make six portions in an hour or less.

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Chicken and White Bean Chili

When it's sweater weather outside, it’s the perfect time to tuck into a bowl of this Chicken and White Bean Chili.

Keyword chili
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 servings, about 1½ cups each
Calories 252 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • cups raw chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut into cubes (about 12 oz.)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 4 cups low-sodium organic chicken broth
  • 2 15-oz. cans cannellini beans, drained, rinsed
  • tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 4-oz. can roasted green chiles
  • cilantro, coarsely chopped (for garnish; optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
  3. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 6 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  4. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  5. Add broth, beans, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and chiles. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes.
  6. Divide chili into six serving bowls; garnish with cilantro if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken and White Bean Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 415mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Vegetable
1 Protein
½ Tuber/Legume Carb

P90X3 Portions
1 Protein
2 Carbs

Body Beast Portions
2 Vegetables
2 Protein
1 Legume

Portion Fix Containers
½ Green
½ Red
1½ Yellow
½ tsp.

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Chicken and White Bean Chili

Photos by Kirsten Morningstar