Tuesday, July 13, 2010

White Bean Chili

I am clearing out my pantry. Hence the winterish dish in the middle of July. Although, I think a white bean chili is less seasonal than a traditional style.

This recipe is very easy and provides excellent nutrition, qualifying for Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet (the most restrictive phase) while filling up the whole family. Even Baby G enjoyed some of the beans for dinner last night. She ranked it "one big toothless grin."

3 chicken breasts, cut into bite size pieces
2 cans white beans
1 can green chili
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
2 t cumin
1 t chili powder
1/2 t red pepper
1 t salt
Cilantro - add 2 T fresh cilantro at the end or 1 t dried cilantro at beginning

Best directions ever: Throw all ingredients into your crock pot and cook on low for at least 6 hours or high for at least 3 hours. No need to cook the chicken ahead of time. The crock pot will take care of that for you, and the cooking chicken will provide the needed juice for you chili. Top with shredded cheese and sour cream. Serves 4.

A fabulous no-fuss meal for tired, busy moms!

1 comment:

  1. I got this idea from somewhere, and my parents and I really liked it. Take fresh spinach and put it in your bowl before you add the chili. The heat of the chili will wilt the spinach. You could just add it into the crock pot as well, but I was making it for a group that I did not think everyone would like the spinach, so I made it without, but had the fresh spinach for anyone who would want to add it. Very tasty, and good nutrition.


Your thoughts are important. I love to read them.


Related Posts with Thumbnails