Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Eating in Shifts {Chicken & Cannellini Chili Recipe}

Chicken & Cannellini Chili

Tuesday nights have turned into our "eating in shifts night" and there's no way to possibly gather everyone... unless we ate at 9 o'clock... and I'll be watching The Voice by then, just sayin'

So, I have a handful of yummy go-to recipes for these occasions and many of them are Chili.  Who doesn't love Chili after all?  And this one happens to be... wait for it.... yup, healthy.

1 medium sweet onion chopped finely
equivalent of 1 chopped Roasted Red Pepper ...about 1/2 cup {I like Mezzetta but any brand will do}
2 lbs. ground chicken
2 TBSP minced garlic
1 TBSP plus 1 tsp Chili Powder {this makes it pretty mild}
2 tsp cumin
1 heaping tsp oregano
1 bay leaf
1 26 oz. box Pomi chopped tomatoes {approx 3 1/2 cups}
2 cans Cannellini beans drained

Sweat the onion in the pan over medium heat until it "wilts" {about 3 minutes} before adding the peppers and chicken.  Brown chicken, breaking up the big pieces, over medium heat until no longer pink, approximately 8 minutes.  Mix in all spices well and then add the Pomi and Beans.  Turn heat to high and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then immediately reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Depending on the length of time between shifts you can leave on low or turn off, cover and reheat.... or throw it in a crock pot and fuhgettaboutit :)

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  1. Excellent ... Looks easy, tasty and healthy.

  2. What a great recipe, this looks so delicious! Love your blog, so glad to be your newest follower! xoxo

  3. I love chili! This looks delicious and warming. Thank you!

    1. this one is one of those rare healthy ones I sneak in ;)

  4. Sounds like a treat to me - regardless of what time it is :)