White Bean Chicken Chili

Robust Recipe: White Bean Chicken Chili

This soup has been a favorite of my family’s for a while. It’s low in fat, a great source of protein with lean chicken breast and low fat white beans and a great source of fiber. The soup has a unique taste that is sweet yet spicy from the corn and cayenne pepper.

Anyway, I had my parents over for this soup and they loved it. My mom and I were talking about how different each batch turns out, some more spicy or sweet than others.

It’s a great soup to make a large batch and freeze half of it for later and/or store in small containers to take to work for lunch. It’s a perfect soup to stay warm with inside while a cold winter snow storm is blowing outside! So throw all the ingredients in a soup kettle for White Bean Chicken Chili and curl up in a blanket with a book, relax and in a couple of hours you’ll have a great tasting healthy soup!

My wonderful friend Kate made this soup for her "souper bowl" dinner ;)

My wonderful friend Kate made this soup for her “souper bowl” dinner 😉

Ingredients:
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1) 4-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast

2) 2 cans northern beans, drained and rinsed

3) 16oz package frozen while corn (I used a mix of yellow and white corn)

4) 2 4oz cans green chilies

5) 34oz low sodium, fat free, chicken broth (I only had vegetable broth, it works too!)

6) 1 white onion, chopped

7) 1 TSP cayenne pepper

8) 2 TBS oregano

9) 1 1/2  TSP cumin

10) Fresh cracked pepper to taste

11) Light sour cream

12) Whole grain tortilla chips

Directions: 

1) Cut chicken breasts up into bite size pieces, cook on non-stick pan. Or you could boil the chicken until cooked through and use a kitchen aid mixer to shred the chicken.

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2) Add all ingredients except light sour cream and whole grain chips into soup kettle, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for about 2 hours.  Or add ingredients to a crock pot and cook on low for 4-8 hours or high for 2-4 hours.
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3) Enjoy with dollop of light sour cream and blue chips!
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Be sure to share and enjoy!

Let’s Be Robust!

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About Julie Shobe

I'm a registered dietitian (RD) who has a passion for eating a balanced diet, staying active and loving the Lord.
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