Green Chile, Chicken and Bean Chili

A Dutch oven simmers a zippy chili that chicken lovers will want to try.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
medium onions, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1
tablespoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
2
lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2
cans (15 to 16 oz each) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
2
cans (4.5 oz each) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles, undrained
2
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired

  • 1 In 4 1/2- to 5-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are softened.
  • 2 Stir in cumin, salt, red pepper and chicken. Cook 6 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is lightly browned.
  • 3 Stir in beans, chiles and broth. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; cook 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until chicken is no longer pink in center. Sprinkle with cilantro.

Expert Tips

This tasty chili is just right for weeknight get-togethers. Pair it with a mixed-greens salad topped with sliced pears and crumbled cheese.

Like your chili thick and chunky? Stir in 1/3 cup cornmeal when adding the beans, chiles and broth. This gives the chili a thicker consistency and a texture similar to thin polenta.

Cumin has a very aromatic and nutty flavor. It comes from the dried fruit of a plant in the parsley family and is used in many Mexican dishes, as well as being a key spice in curries and chili powders.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
(
Calories from Fat
170),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
19g
19%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
1750mg
1750%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
55g
55%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
60%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.