This Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili recipe is sure to hit the spot on a cold day!
The last few weeks here have been super cold. I mean — in the 30’s cold. I know people in snowstorms or in Canada are laughing right now but for Southern CA, that’s freezing! I actually love the cold because it’s sweater and boot weather. Oh and soup weather too.
It doesn’t take much to make this one and it’s the perfect chili for a chilly day. (see what I did there?) In the last couple of weeks I revamped my eating habits and this one made the list. I didn’t add the extras – tortilla strips, sour cream or extra cheese. Of course the rest of my family loves those so I gave that as an option to them. A better idea to add in some extra stuff than to make 2 different meals, right?
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White Chicken Chili Recipe
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (uncooked)
- 1 (16 oz) can diced no salt added tomatoes, fire roasted or regular
- (fresh can be used instead)
- 4 (16 oz) cans Great Northern beans, drained
- 1 (4 oz) can fire roasted green chiles
- 1 cup diced white onions (approx 2)
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1 ½ c. low sodium chicken stock
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (Mexican can be used), grated
- In a small saucepan, saute onions and garlic in EVOO on medium heat until the onions are translucent.
- Place chicken in slow cooker and pour tomatoes, beans, chiles and spices over the top.
- Add garlic and onion to slow cooker with 1½ c. chicken stock.
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
- hour before serving adding cheese and stir.
- Topping options:
- tortlilla strips
- sour cream or plain greek yogurt
- additional cheese
Weight Watchers Chili
The awesome thing about this recipe is that it can be used as a Weight Watchers recipe (one of the things I love about Weight Watchers is that I can take any recipe that I love and use it while on the program!). It is only 4 Smart Points per serving and if you didn’t add the cheese, it’d be zero!! This recipe definitely fills you up but is low in points.