A quick to fix smoky chicken chili is perfect for dieters and busy families alike.
Stock your pantry with a few cans of chili beans so you can toss them in a pan with chopped veggies and leftover chicken. Simmer your spicy concoction on low for an hour while you get the kids started on their homework, pay the bills or fold a few loads of laundry. Sounds like fun, right?
After you’ve accomplished those evening chores, you’ll be ready to serve your hearty chicken chili with a few baked tortilla chips, a dollop of sour cream, and a sprinkling of low-fat shredded cheese.
That’s what I call a nutritious – stick to your ribs – meal.
Slender Chipotle Chicken and Bean Chili
15 minPrep Time
60 minCook Time
1 hr, 15 Total Time
- 32 ounces chili beans with sauce
- 4 cups pico de gallo
- 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and chopped
- 1/4 cup tequila
- 1 small lime, juiced
- 1 pinch red pepper flakes
- 1/2 - 2 tsp chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, depending on the heat you prefer
- Combine ingredients in a large pan and simmer on low for one hour.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Beans are an excellent source of antioxidants, folic acid, potassium, dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates. Filling and a great source of protein, beans are perfect for dieters. Folic acid is important for the formation of red blood cells. Potassium is important for our nervous system and promotes heart health and healthy blood pressure.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 2.02g
Total Carbs: 17.19g
Dietary Fiber: 7.57g
Weight Watchers Points 5
Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.