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Chicken and White Bean Chili

Chicken and White Bean ChiliNancy can be found at Skinny Kitchen. You can find this and many other amazing recipes there.

Don’t be fooled by the how pale this chili is. It may not be a traditional recipe but it tastes amazing. Much lighter than your typical chili, it includes some different ingredients like potatoes, hominy and white kidney beans. Such a yummy way to add more fiber to your diet. Just 1 cup contains 7 grams of fiber. Each cup has 256 calories, 3 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Make a pot of this sometime soon. It’s so hearty and good – a perfect winter comfort food.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


1 lb. chicken breasts, boneless, skinless and sliced into strips

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 cups onions, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced

2 teaspoons dried oregano

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon white pepper

3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (I used Swanson’s)

1 medium russet potato, peeled and chopped

1 (15 oz) can hominy, rinsed and drained

1 (15 oz) can cannellini, beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained


1. In a large nonstick pan, over medium-high heat, sauté the chicken for 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through. Remove chicken. Let cool slightly, cut into cubes. Set aside.

2. Heat olive oil in pan.  Add onions and cook about 3 minutes, until soft. Stir often. Mix in garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander and white pepper. Cook for 1 minute.

3. Stir in broth and potato. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until potato is tender, about 10 minutes.

4. Add the cooked chicken, hominy and beans. Simmer for 10 minutes.

Makes 6 cups (each serving, 1 cup)

Food Facts

Cannellini beans are actually white Italian kidney beans. They’re particularly good in soupssalads and chili.

Hominy is white or yellow corn kernels from which the hull and germ have been removed. It’s sold canned or dried, where it needs to be reconstituted before using.

Healthy Benefit
White kidney beans are a protein rich starchy vegetable. They’re an excellent source of fiber and are full of vitamins and minerals.

Shopping Tip
Hominy can be found in most large supermarkets where canned corn is sold or in the international section where salsa and canned chili is sold.

Weight Watchers (old points) 5
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS

SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup
256 calories, 3g fat, 25g protein, 32g carbs, 7g fiber, 525mg sodium, 4g sugar

FACTS: for Ruby Tuesday’s White Bean Chicken Chili
228 calories, 8g fat, 13g protein, 21g carbs, 5g fiber

Nancy Fox

Nancy Fox is no stranger to the food industry. She founded Mrs. Beasley's, a gift-basket company featuring baskets full of decadent baked goods. It became the "hot" gift to give among the Hollywood community. 
Nancy later opened 2 low fat restaurants called Nancy’s Healthy Kitchen. Her line of reduced-fat cookies were featured on "Oprah's Favorites" gift show. Continuing her passion for cooking and baking Nancy created a recipe website called Skinny Kitchen. Each week she shares skinny recipes, cooking and kitchen tips, food finds and the healthy benefits of many recipes. There’s also nutritional facts and Weight Watchers POINTS on each recipe.

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Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Thanks for sharing my chili recipe today. You always do a fantastic job! With my very best wishes, Nancy

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