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Clean Eating Chicken And White Bean Chili (Video)

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I’ve gotta tell you guys… I’ve never appreciated one-pot meals (that leave me with plenty of leftovers) more than I do now that I’ve got my two little ones!

I know you Moms out there can relate (and even those of you who are Aunt, Uncles, Grandmas, Grandpas, etc. know what I’m talking about).

Kids have a way of keeping us busy (understatement of the day) and it’s our job to find very creative ways to keep them busy.

Like creating a nail salon on the kitchen counter.

What can I tell you… the girl is OBSESSED with nail polish and who I am to stand in her little girl way?

Besides, she’s not all that good at it and it takes her a reeeaally long time to finish and that my dear readers is how I get to work on OUR recipes!  Well that and some nanny help of course, but who’s counting?!

And then there’s this guy.

This one promises to eat me out of house and home (8 and 1/2 months already and just 3 lbs lighter than his big sister!).

Oh my Lord, this boy has an appetite.  Clearly, my son.

All the more reason I need to practice my big-fat-one-pot-meals.

So in a nut shell, this chili is quick, it’s easy and absolutely delicious.  It’s the perfect meal for anyone looking for a warm pot of nutritious yum to fuel your belly (and your body) on these chilly (or not-so-chilly) winter days.

Lots  of protein and lots of fiber,  just the way I like it!

Hope you enjoy this one as much as we did… now go watch the video:)!

Chicken And White Bean Chili

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 7oz can of chili Verde
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1.5 lbs chicken (2 large breasts)
  • 2 cans of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup of fresh chopped cilantro
  • 4 scallions, thinly scallions

Directions:

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook for about five minutes or until the onions are beginning to soften. Add in the garlic and cumin and cook for another minute or so. Be sure to give it all a good stir to make sure the cumin as coated the onions and the garlic.

Add chili Verde, chicken broth, and chicken breasts into the pot. Bring everything to a boil, reduce the heat, pop on a lid and simmer for about twenty minutes. Carefully, remove the chicken from the pot and place into a large shallow bowl to cool.

In the meantime, add the beans and corn into the pot along with some salt and pepper. Use the side of your fork to mash some of the beans up against the side of the pot (this will help to thicken the chili a bit).

Once the chicken has cooled, shred with your fingers and add it back into the pot along with the cilantro and scallions. Simmer for another five minutes or so and then serve!

Try topping with some fresh chopped avocado or a dollop of Greek yogurt!

Makes about 8 cups (6 servings).

Nutritional Analysis

Calories: 276g; Total Fat: 5.9g; Saturated Fat: 0.3g; Cholesterol: 60mg; Sodium: 388mg; Carbohydrate: 27.3g; Dietary Fiber: 6.3g; Sugars: 4.4g; Protein: 31.3g

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16 Responses to “Clean Eating Chicken And White Bean Chili (Video)”

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    Cara — February 15, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    ohmygoodness there is way too much cuteness in this post! love it ;)

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    Em (Wine and Butter) — February 16, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Dani – your kids are ADORABLE!! Get them in some movies so they can earn their food!! Also, I LOVE chicken chili – with a bit of sour cream stirred in at the end – totally become my go to meal!!

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    Umber — February 16, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

    This looks and sounds sooo good.

    I recently made a similar but variation, except mine a little chopped bacon as well as sauteeed sliced mild italain sausage…..and tomatoes instead of the greens you used.

    Thanks for recipe, plus I see a beautiful family coming along nicely…..and now you have a beautiful boy….not to mention your daughter looks like a carbon copy of you.

    Thanks again

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    Janet McFarland — February 18, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Made this today, and it is FANTASTIC. I had Trader Joe’s Roasted frozen corn on hand, so I used that, also threw in a can of fire roasted diced tomatoes. This is a keeper!

    Love the new pics of the “minis” too :)

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — February 21, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    Love this post, video and how cute are your kids!! So adorable :)

    Especially love how your daughter is applying nail polish — I can never do it anymore, in that position :D

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    Stylinu — February 25, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Wow look how big Katie is now! and your little man is growing so fast I feel like a big online foodie family reunion when I see them : ) Dani your kids are adorable I could pinch there little cheeks lol
    Thanks for sharing your family and recipes with all of us on here

    That chili will be made at my house sometime in the next week or two! It looks delicious and I will let you know how it turned out.

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    Marlies — February 26, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    I’ve got mine cookin’ away in my slow cooker right now!!! Can’t wait for a hearty, Oscar-night one pot dinner :) Wanna come over with the kiddies and see how I did?

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    Yvonne — March 12, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Hello from Ireland Dani:)
    Is there anything else i can use instead of the chili verde? I cant find anything like this here and i really really want to make this! I was looking online to try and maybe make it myself but all the recipes include pork or other meats and the only meat i eat is chicken or turkey breast meat.
    Please help Dani, love your recipes!!!!

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      Dani — March 15, 2012 @ 8:00 am

      Hi Yvonne!! You can use any type of salsa that you can find… so red salsa, green salsa, etc. Ultimately they will all work! Enjoy:)

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        Yvonne — March 15, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

        Thanks Dani

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    Kris — March 20, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    Hey Dani! I love your videos! What could I substitute for corn? Edamame? I’d love to hear your response. Thanks!

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      Dani — March 20, 2012 @ 9:47 pm

      Edamame Would work perfectly… great idea!!

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    Kim — March 22, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    Is this recipe spicy? My kids won’t do spicy :(.

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    shelley — January 5, 2013 @ 11:58 am

    Making this for the Vikings vs. Packers game tonight! Let’s hope it brings good luck for the Vikings ;)

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    Wheywood — May 29, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    Loved this! My guys and I aren’t fans of corn, so I used kale. And, I used only 2oz of diced green chiles and added a fourth cup of broth to make it a little more soupy. Was so delicious and healthy!!

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    Janel — August 29, 2013 @ 9:46 am

    I LOVED THIS CHILI!!!! It was so flavorful and warm. I love soups, gumbos, bisques, and chilis all year round so I made this dish this summer but I can’t wait to have it during the months when its gets cooler. I am actually wishing for a nice snow day this winter to make this and snuggle up with my sweetie. Thanks Dani…your recipes helped me eat cleaner and lose some weight.

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