I’ve found my go to chili con carne recipe, and now I’m expanding out into the world of chicken chili. This is my first attempt! Adapted from here.
makes 6 servings.
3/4 pound chicken tenderloins, cubed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, divided
3 cups low fat, low sodium chicken broth, divided
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded skim cheddar cheese
fat-free sour cream and minced fresh cilantro, optional
Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet sprayed with cooking spray over medium heat, cook the chicken, onion, jalapeno, oregano and cumin for 3-4 minutes or until chicken is browned and vegetables are crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, mash 1 cup of beans; add 1/2 cup broth and stir until blended. Add to the slow cooker with the remaining beans and broth. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until heated through.
Stir before serving. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro if desired.