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Lime Navy Bean Chili

 Lime Navy Bean Chili
A lip-smacking touch of lime flavors Connie Thomas’s low-fat but filling family favorite. “I love relying on my slow cooker,” confides the Jensen, Utah cook. “Just fill it in the morning and come home to a wonderful, warm meal—no matter how busy the day!”
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 5 hours


  • 1-1/4 cups dried navy beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (7 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


  • Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a large
  • saucepan; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2
  • minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let soak for 1 to 4 hours
  • or until beans are softened. Drain and rinse beans, discarding
  • liquid.
  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the beans, water, chicken, corn,
  • onion, chilies, garlic, bouillon, cumin and chili powder. Cover and
  • cook on low for 5-6 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 170°
  • and beans are tender.
  • Remove chicken breasts; set aside until cool enough to handle. Remove

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Lime Navy Bean Chili (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • meat from bones; discard bones and cut into bite-size pieces. Return
  • chicken to pan. Stir in lime juice just before serving.
  • Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 250 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 532 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 12 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.