Kickin' Chicken Chili with Vegetables

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Chili is so versatile, but you've probably never added it to salad. This chicken version pairs easily with taco fixins'.

Kickin¿ Chicken Chili with Vegetables
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings + reserves

Ingredients

  • 2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil

  • 1 16 ounce jar green salsa

  • 1 16 ounce package frozen pepper stir-fry vegetables (yellow, green, and red sweet peppers, and onion)

  • 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained

  • 1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with onion and garlic

  • Dairy sour cream (optional)

  • Shredded cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss chicken with cumin and salt to coat. In a large skillet, cook chicken, half at a time, in hot oil over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain off fat. Place chicken in a 4- or 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in salsa, stir-fry vegetables, beans, and undrained tomatoes.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

  3. Reserve 3 cups of the chili; store* as directed below. Use for Kickin' Chicken Taco Salad (see recipe below). Serve remaining chili. If desired, top with sour cream and cheese. Makes 4 (1 1/2-cup) servings + reserves.

*

Place chili in an airtight container. Seal and chill for up to 3 days.

Kickin' Chicken Taco Salad:

In a medium sauce pan, heat reserved chili over medium-low heat until hot. In a very large bowl, combine 6 cups torn green leaf lettuce; 1 large avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped; 1 cup grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved, if desired; and 1/2 cup chopped red onion. Add heated chili; toss to combine. Divide among 4 large salad bowls. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed lime-flavor or plain tortilla chips. If desired, spoon Cilantro Sour Cream evenly onto salads. Makes 4 servings.

Cilantro Sour Cream:

In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup dairy sour cream and 1/4 cup snipped fresh cilantro.

Tips

Nutrition Facts per serving of Kickin' Chicken Taco Salad: 283 cal., 10 g total fat (2 g sat. fat), 44 mg chol., 537 mg sodium, 27 g carb., 7 g dietary fiber, 23 g protein.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
5g Fat
24g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 914mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 37.2mg 186%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 414mg 9%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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