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Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

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  • Makes: 2 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Cook 5 hrs to 6 hrs (low) or 2-1/2 to 3 hours (high)

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 15 - ounce can white kidney beans (cannellini beans) or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/2 of a small fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Monterey Jack cheese (1 ounce) (optional)


  1. Lightly coat an unheated medium skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in hot skillet; drain off fat.
  2. In a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker, combine chicken, drained beans, broth, onion, sweet pepper, chile pepper, cumin, oregano, white pepper, and garlic.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 4 to 5 hours.
  4. If desired, sprinkle individual servings with tomato, green onion, and cheese. Makes 2 servings.


  • Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken Chili)

Servings Per Recipe 2, fiber (g) 11, sodium (mg) 750, cal. (kcal) 275, chol. (mg) 66, sat. fat (g) 0, pro. (g) 40, carb. (g) 33, Fat, total (g) 2

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