101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Healthy Crock Pot Red Chicken Chili

Friday, October 25, 2013

Healthy Crock Pot Red Chicken Chili

Healthy Crock Pot Red Chicken Chili from 101 Cooking For Two
A delicious healthy slow cooker chicken chili with some of that great red chili taste. You get to "have your cake and eat it too" with this recipe.

Use a variety of beans with some spices. Add raw skinless boneless chicken breasts and let them cook to fall apart tender in the slow cooker. Shred and cook a little longer to infuse the tastIe intof the chicken. Ummm good. Adapted from my Healthy Crockpot White Bean Chili Spiced Up which I simplified and spiced it down a little.

Rating
A strong 4. Maybe a 5 if you need a nice jump start on a diet.

Notes: Chili is the ultimate "flex" dish. Add a jalapeno or other chili. Increase the spicing some, decrease the spicing some. Add some celery or peppers , change the beans around or anything you want. The heat as written is about 4/10.

Ingredients Crock Pot Red Chicken Chili Ingredients
Start with a couple of skinless boneless chicken breast and trim any fat. They can be frozen.
Rinse those beans Healthy Crock Pot Red Chicken Chili
You need some beans. I suggest a mixture of 3-4 cans of beans. I only rinse the black beans which seem slimy otherwise.
Chop the onions Healthy Crock Pot Red Chicken Chili
Chop a half of a medium or a whole small onion.
Mix in the crock pot Crock pot red chicken chili
Add everything but the chicken breasts to a large crock pot. Mix well.
Add the chicken red chicken chili
Add the chicken breast and push to the bottom to cover completely with the liquid.
Cook for 8 hours - red chicken chili
Cook on low for 8 hours total.
Shred the chicken healthy chicken chili
BUT 2 hours before the end, fish out the chicken breast and shred with a fork. They are fall apart tender. This is what I call a chunky shred which is what my wife (and I) like. Do what you like.
Healthy Slow Cooker Red Chicken Chili from 101 Cooking For Two
Mix the chicken back in and cook the last 2 hours. The chili will thick up during this time as the chicken absorbs fluid.




Healthy Crock Pot Red Chicken Chili
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Healthy Slow Cooker Red Chicken Chili From 101 Cooking for Two

A delicious healthy chicken chili with some of that great red chili taste. You get to "have your cake and eat it too" with this recipe.
Ingredients
  • 2 skinless boneless chicken breas
  • 1 14 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 10 1/2 oz can RoTel
  • 3-4 14 oz cans beans of your choice. I used black, cannellie and great northern.
  • 1/2 medium or 1 small onion chopped medium
  • 2 Tbsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions
  1. Start with a couple of skinless boneless chicken breast and trim any fat. They can be frozen.
  2. You need some beans. I suggest a mixture of 3-4 cans of beans. I only rinse the black beans which seem slimy otherwise. I used black, cannellie and great northern.
  3. Chop a half of a medium or a whole small onion.
  4. Add everything but the chicken breasts to a large crock pot. Mix well.
  5. Add the chicken breast and push to the bottom of the cooker to cover.
  6. Cook on low for 8 hours total.
  7. BUT 2 hours before the end, fish out the chicken breast and shred with a fork. They are fall apart tender.
  8. Mix the chicken back in and cook the last 2 hours. The chili will thick up during this time as the chicken absorbs fluid.
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours and 5 minutes

Notes: Chili is the ultimate "flex" dish. Add a jalapeno or other chili. Increase the spicing some, decrease the spicing some. Add some celery or peppers , change the beans around or anything you want. The heat as written is about 4/10.
Updated
October 31 2013

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1 Comments:

At October 26, 2013 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Chris said...

I'm not sure if I ever saw a red chicken chile before, only the white bean chicken chile. I really like this idea and think I'll run with it.

 

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