Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Low Calorie Chicken Chili

How is everyone doing? We are on week two of our slim down and I haven't felt better! I am really enjoying my food again, because it is all wholesome and every ingredient counts. I hope you are all finding some healthy recipes you like! 

My husband is not a chicken fan. If he had it his way, he would have beef or pork every day. I am always trying to find new ways to serve him chicken that mimic his favorite red meat dishes. He loved this dish! I was so happy! He said I can make it as many times as I want. That means it is a winner. It is spicy, so if you are not a spice fan, simply omit the serrano peppers and cayenne pepper, then you will have a completely mild chili. We like it just like this. It is so low in calories and packed with nutrients. I served mine with a side salad and pineapple slices for dessert. It left us full and satisfied. Enjoy!

Low Calorie Chicken Chili

2 TBSP olive oil
2 cups chopped sweet onions 
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 serrano peppers, diced (reduce or eliminate if you don't like spice)
2 red bell peppers diced
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne
2 tsp salt
1 28 oz cans whole peel plum tomatoes in puree - undrained
1 can black beans
1 bay leaf
2 Chicken breasts

In a large pot, add olive oil, onions, garlic, serrano and red peppers. Cook over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. 
Add remaining ingredients and stir well so the chicken is coated. Cover and cook over medium low heat for 1 hour. Shred the chicken with a fork, it will fall apart easily. Serve!
Note: You can make this dish in the crockpot too. Just throw it all in and cook on low until you get home from work!
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