I love crockpot recipes because they make healthy eating easy, even on busy days. With just a little bit of prep, you can throw a few ingredients in the crockpot and come home from a long day with dinner already ready to be served. I don’t like traditional chili, so I’ve always wanted to try a lightened up version using chicken and lots of veggies and no added fat. After reading through a variety of white chicken chili recipes on the Internet, I adapted this version and it was a huge success! Now that it’s getting cold outside, it’s a perfect comforting dish that is filled with fiber, lean protein and a healthy dose of veggies and spices! I hope you enjoy the result just as much as my family and I did.
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Amy Shapiro, MS, RD, CDN
Healthy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
2-3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 15.5 ounce cans of reduced sodium great northern beans (drained and rinsed)
1-15 ounce of sweet golden corn (drained and rinsed)
1-4.5 ounce can of chopped green chiles
2-14.5 ounce cans reduced sodium chicken broth
1 medium sweet yellow onion (chopped)
3 garlic cloves (minced)
1 lime (juiced)
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
black pepper (to taste)
paprika (to taste)
Optional: plain Greek yogurt, chunky salsa, and reduced fat shredded cheese for topping
- Place chicken breasts, Great Northern beans, corn, green chilies, chopped onion, minced garlic, and spices in the crockpot.
- Add two cans of chicken broth and squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture.
- Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
- Before removing from crockpot, use two forks to shred the chicken. Stir ingredients thoroughly.
- Serve with toppings as desired. I enjoyed mine with crushed multigrain tortilla chips, plain Greek yogurt, reduced fat shredded cheese, and hot salsa!
Per Serving: Calories: 300; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 17mg; Sodium: 374mg; Potassium: 549mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 32g
Nutrition Bonus: Iron:14%; Vit A: 17%; Vit C: 14%
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