My Low Calorie White Chicken Chili

I was mentioning today to some friends that I felt like having comfort food but still wanted to stay on track with my eating, so I have this great recipe that I have lightened up which makes a flavorful white chicken chili.  Check it out and see what you think.  Let me know what you think!!

White Chicken Chili

Prep: 15 minutes, Cook: 25 minutes, Makes: 10 servings (2 1/2 quarts)

1 medium onion, chopped

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 boneless skinless, chicken breasts halves (4 ounces each) chopped

2 cans (14ounces each) low sodium chicken broth

1 can (4ounces each) chopped green chilies

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, drained,  divided

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded low fat Monterey Jack cheese

chopped jalapeno pepper, optional

In a large saucepan over medium heat, cook onion in oil for 10 minutes or until tender.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute longer.  Add chicken, chicken broth, green chilies, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper. Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low. With a potato masher, mash one can of beans until smooth.  Add to saucepan.  Add remaining beans to saucepan. Simmer for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.  Top each serving with cheese and jalpeno pepper if desired.

I hope you enjoy the recipe!!!  Happy healthy eating!!

 

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