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Flavorful White Chili

 Flavorful White Chili
For a tasty twist on conventional chili, try this low-fat version. It's packed with plenty of beans, tender grilled chicken and a zippy blend of spices. —Wilda Bensenhaver of Deland, Florida
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 8 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried great northern beans
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, grilled and cubed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

Directions

  • Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a Dutch oven;
  • add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and
  • rinse beans, discarding liquid.
  • Place beans in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the broth, onions, garlic and
  • seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until beans are
  • almost tender. Add the chicken, chilies and salt; cover and cook for
  • 1 hour or until the beans are tender. Serve with cheese. Yield: 6
  • servings.

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Flavorful White Chili (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups chili with 2 tablespoons cheese equals 384 calories, 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,224 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrate, 16 g fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.