Chicken Chili Recipe

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Roxanne Moore from Sodexo and helper, Tyler, demonstrate how to incorporate lean protein into your meals with this recipe for white bean chicken chili.

    Roxanne Moore: Hey! I am Roxanne and this Tyler. Did you realize that one of the most common mistakes that people make when trying to lose weight is that they don't include enough protein in their meals? You see protein helps to fill you up and it sustains your energy. So, Tyler and I are going to show you how to create a meal that has tons of nutritious lean protein. So, what are we going to be doing today?

    Tyler: We are going to be making a white bean basil chicken chili and that's not the hard to make. Roxanne Moore: Oh that's great! But you what, I know that this recipe really does take some teamwork because you have to dice some vegetables and you also have to use large appliances, so I'm glad we will be working together in the kitchen. So, let's get started. Tyler: First let me heat 2 tablespoons canola oil in a large pot, now add 1 medium onion, rinse, peeled, and finely chopped, 2 cloves minced garlic, and cook for about 5 minutes, then we will add 1 pound of cooked and diced chicken, 2 cans of great northern beans with no salt added, 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth, 11/2 teaspoons of chili powder, 11/2 teaspoons ground cumin, a 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and a 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper, and 1 medium diced tomato, fresh lime juice from one large lime, 1 tablespoon of fresh basil or basil paste and 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, now just stir and bring the mixture to a boil.

    After it's boiling, let it simmer for about an hour. When it's done you can top with some red pepper flakes. If you like your choice spicy, and then just portion into serving bowls.

    Roxanne Moore: This surely looks really great and it smells delicious! Tyler, I even like the idea that we can make a larger portion and freeze it for another meal.

    Tyler: It's also packed with nutrition from the vegetables as well as protein from the beans and chicken.

    Roxanne Moore: We hope you were enjoying making this unique version of chili in your home, it's really tasty, so give it a try.