This is definitely not your typical chili recipe. I’ve had it in my recipe book for years and didn’t write down the source, so I have no idea where it came from. It originally called for bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts that you browned in oil. I modified it to be more Weight Watcher friendly by poaching boneless, skin-less chicken breasts in chicken broth and then shredding. The chili has a bright flavor from the cilantro and lime juice which made it a nice dinner for the low-60’s-middle-of-June weather we are having. There is a little spice from the chiles, but it’s very subtle.
The recipe calls for processing the onions and peppers in a mini chopper until chunky. I chopped mine a little too long and the onion became, what my husband described, as “foamy”. Next time I will not process it as long. I haven’t made this recipe in several years, but thought it would be a good “make-over” recipe to try to bring down the WW points. The end result was good, however not how we remembered the soup to be.
White Chicken Chili
- 1 lb. boneless,skin-less chicken breasts, poached and shredded
- 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 Anaheim chile, seeded and diced large
- 1 Poblano chile, seeded and diced large
- 2 onions, diced large
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
- 2 cans cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
- 1/4 cup minced cilantro
- diced green onions for garnish
Process onions, Anaheim and Poblano chiles until chunky. In a large pot, heat oil Add jalapeno, chili/onion mixture, garlic, cumin, coriander and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Process 1 cup beans, 1 cup broth and 1 cup of the cooked chili mixture. Add to pot. Add remaining broth, beans and chicken. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Add lime juice and cilantro.
Top with green onions. You could also add Fage 0% plain Greek yogurt or crumbled Baked Tortilla chips.
Serves 6. My recipe made 9 cups. Using the Weight Watchers Recipe Builder, each 1 1/2 cup serving would be 6 pts+.