Chicken Chili

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Chicken chili is a perfect way to stay warm on a chilly night!

This is a guest recipe from blogger Mellissa of A Fit and Spicy Life. A Fit and Spicy Life is all about a Midwestern Girl and her love of fitness, food, travel and wine. Mellissa is a 30 something newlywed living in Minneapolis, MN and focuses on creating healthy recipes, sharing her love of fitness, travel and wine.

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Chicken Chili

High in fiber and protein, this chicken chili is a great way to stay warm in the winter.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 10 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 cups cannellini beans canned - no salt added, rinsed, and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 7 ounces chopped green chiles canned - undrained and divided
  • 14 ounces chicken broth canned
  • flat leaf Italian parsley for garnish
  • hot sauce as needed


  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil.
  • Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes.
  • Add onion and next 5 ingredients; sauté 3 minutes.
  • Add 2 cups beans, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 can of chiles, and broth; bring to a boil.
  • Mash 1 cup beans and the other 1/2 can chiles in a bowl. Add to soup; simmer 20 minutes.
  • Garnish with flat leaf parsley, salt/pepper and hot sauce if needed

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 28.6g | Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 443mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 2.4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly

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