January 5, 2010

Chicken Chili

As promised, although a day late - here is the recipe for the Chicken Chili I made on Sunday. This recipe comes from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook.

Chicken Chili
Makes 4 servings
8 points per serving

4 tsp olive oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3/4 pound ground chicken (I actually used ground turkey, it was on sale)
1 T all-purpose flour
1 T chili powder
1 T ground cumin
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Three 14.5 oz cans crushed tomatoes (I used two quarts of homemade canned tomatoes)
2 T balsamic vinegar
3/4 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1. In a large nonstick dutch oven or saucepan, heat the oil. Saute the bell peppers and onion until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken; cook, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 5-7 minutes.

2. Sprinkle with the flour, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder and cayenne; cook, stirring briskly and constantly, 1 minute. Stir in the tomatoes and vinegar; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until thick, 30-40 minutes. Stir in the chickpeas; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes.

Per serving: 377 calories, 16g fat, 37 g carbs, 6g fiber, 25g protein

Add some shredded cheese to the top but don't forget to add in the points if you're following Weight Watchers!

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