Slow-Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe & Video


It officially fall, and it’s finally starting to feel like it. There’s a chill in the air, and it’s the time of year when a bowl of warm, comforting chili sounds like the perfect meal after a football game or soccer practice, coming back from the cider mill, or at the end of a long work and school day. This healthy white bean chicken chili recipe couldn’t be simpler to throw together, and it all simmers together in a busy family’s best friend in the kitchen — the slow cooker.

Yield: 8 (1 3/4 cup servings)

Ingredients for your Kroger shopping list:
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 large sweet onions, diced
8 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon Kroger oregano
1/2 teaspoon Kroger ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon Kroger cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons Kroger ground cumin
1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 jar (48 ounces) great northern white beans, drained and rinsed
4 cups fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
1 cup fresh chopped cilantro

In a 3 ½ quart or larger slow cooker, place olive oil, cubed chicken, diced onions, minced garlic, oregano, coriander, cayenne pepper, cumin, sliced mushrooms, great northern white beans, chicken broth and green chilies. Stir to combine and cover. Cook on low heat for 8 hours. After 8 hours, remove cover and add cilantro. Stir to combine and cover. Allow to cook for an additional 30 minutes.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: 284 Calories; 7 grams Fat; 1 gram Saturated Fat; 36 mg Cholesterol; 424 mg Sodium; 36 grams Carbohydrates; 4 grams Sugar; 13 grams Fiber; 20 grams Protein

What are the health benefits of these ingredients?

  • Olive oil: Contains monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Skinless chicken breast: Lean source of protein
  • Onions: Contain potassium and fiber; high in vitamin C
  • Garlic: Good source of vitamin B-6, vitamin C; high in manganese
  • Mushrooms: Contain selenium, potassium, riboflavin and niacin
  • Great northern white beans: Contain protein, fiber and iron
  • Cilantro: High in vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin K

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