There isn’t a one pot meal I enjoy more than chili.
Why is that?
Because I can shake up a chili recipe any way I’d like. Adding leftover beef to the pot is classic in my house. I hate to waste even the smallest scrap of expensive steak.
How about adding chicken or turkey to the pot.
A white chicken chili with tender pieces of chicken or turkey, creamy white beans, and a hint of cinnamon is a favorite chili rendition.
These days I’m bored with my family’s go-to chili recipes. I’m craving something new.
That’s when the sweet potatoes in my pantry and the chicken apple sausage in the frig started calling my name. I could hear them begging to be thrown into the pot so they could add their own unique twist.
This easy chili recipe required a handful of ingredients and just a half an hour on the stove before it was ready to serve.
I’m glad I listened to the voices calling from my pantry. Sweet potatoes and chicken sausage added a warmth and spicy goodness that rivaled any chili I’ve ladled into my bowls in the past.
Cook’s Notes . . .
You could easily swap cooked chicken or turkey for the chicken sausage, and yams for the sweet potatoes. If I’d had any parsley or cilantro on hand they would have added a little freshness and color as a garnish.
Happy, healthy cooking!
Serves 6 - 1 cup servings
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 cups white onion, finely chopped
- 1 large yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1 pound chicken and apple sausage, halved and then sliced into 1/2" slices
- 3 cups sweet potatoes, cubed into small pieces
- 2 cups white beans, or kidney beans
- 1 large orange, fresh squeezed
- 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 ounces tomato paste
- In a large stock pot add oil, onions and peppers and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until tender. Add sliced sausage and cook another 5 minutes until sausage is cooked through.
- Add remaining ingredients and lightly cover. Simmer for 25 - 30 minutes until liquid is reduced and vegetables are tender.
- Notes . . . add more water or broth as needed to make a nice chili consistency.
Calories: 358 Weight Watchers PointsPlus 9 Total Fat: 7.50g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 1065mg Total Carbs: 46.70g Dietary Fiber: 9.45g Sugars: 7.84g Protein: 25.14g
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