This week's Saturday's Chili - Winter White Bean Chili. This one will heat up these cold Winter's Days, made with Chicken, Bush's Northern Beans, Onion, Zucchini, Spices, and more! It's from the CooksRecipes website which has a great selection of healthy and delicious recipes of all cuisines and tastes! http://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html
Winter White Bean Chili
This nutritious, mildly spiced slow-cooked chili—featuring chicken, veggies, mild green chiles, brown rice and white beans—makes a hearty one-bowl-meal that is sure to please.
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup chopped celery
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 cup chopped carrots
1 pound chicken breasts, shredded, boneless, skinless
2 cups chopped zucchini
1/2 cup brown rice (not instant)
2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken stock
2 (4-ounce) cans mild green chiles, drained
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 (15.8-ounce) cans BUSH’S® Great Northern Beans, with liquid
1 tablespoon chopped oregano
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Salt and black pepper to taste
Shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, to taste
Green salsa verde, to taste
1 - Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium sauté pan. Add onions, celery, and garlic. Cook until garlic is aromatic, approximately 5 minutes.
2 - Place carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Top with chicken, onions, celery and garlic mixture.
3 - Add zucchini, rice, chicken stock, chiles, cumin, and beans.
4 - Cook in 4-quart slow cooker on high setting for 4 hours or until vegetables and chicken are tender.
5 - Add oregano and parsley. Cook for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve with desired amount of cheese and green salsa verde on top.
Makes 9 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/9 of recipe): Calories: 257 Total Fat: 6.2g Cholesterol: 31mg Sodium: 851mg Total Carbs: 29.8g Dietary Fiber: 7.4g Protein: 19.8g.