Healthy protein-packed chicken chili with red kidney beans

What can be better than chili? Only a healthy chicken chili! If you are a huge fan of this Tex-Mex dish but want to make it healthier, here is the solution you’re looking for. This healthy version contains chicken instead of beef mince, but give it a chance, and you’ll get a little bit alternative, yet wonderful and rich taste with minimum calories and maximum proteins inside. Chicken Chili? Delicioso!

Healthy protein-packed chicken chili with red kidney beans

Course: DinnerCuisine: American, MexicanDifficulty: Medium
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 
Calories per serving

243

kcal

If you are a huge fan of this Tex-Mex dish but want to make it healthier, this chicken chili with red kidney beans is the solution you’re looking for.

Ingredients

  • 14 Oz (400 g) boneless skinless chicken breast, minced

  • 10 Oz (300 g) boneless skinless chicken thigh, minced

  • 2 cans (2×14 Oz) red kidney beans, drained

  • 1 can (15 Oz) tomato puree

  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 medium carrot, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 red bell peppers, diced

  • 1-2 tablespoons red chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

  • Mince the chicken breast and chicken thigh meat and mix together. Dice the onion, 3 red bell peppers, and the carrot. Mince 4 cloves garlic.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. When heated, add the onion, peppers, and carrot. Add salt to taste and stew for 6-8 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the garlic, 1-2 tbsps chili powder. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the minced meat into the pan. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon to break up the mince until browned (about 10 minutes).
  • Drain and rinse 2 cans of red kidney beans in a sieve and add into the chili pan.
  • Add 1 tsp ground oregano, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, and 1 can Tomato puree. Stir well.
  • Stew the chili on a low-medium heat about 25-30 minutes. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Add plain white rice and enjoy your healthy chili!

Notes

  • Nutrition facts are presented for 1 serving, excluding rice.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.
Healthy protein-packed chicken chili with red kidney beans recipe

Helpful Links

USDA Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020

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