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Zippy Chicken Chili Recipe

Loaded with hearty beans and chicken, this zippy chili really warms us up on chilly winter nights.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 45 min. YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green, yellow and sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a 3-qt. saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Reduce heat; add beans, peppers, onion and seasonings. Cover and simmer 15 minutes. Add chicken; simmer for 30 minutes. Garnish with cheese if desired. Yield: 7 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One 1-cup serving (prepared with low-sodium chicken broth, chicken breast and without salt and cheese) equals 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable; also, 183 calories, 68 mg sodium, 25 mg cholesterol, 28 gm carbohydrate, 17 gm protein, 2 gm fat.