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Chicken Chili

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Chicken Chili

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/4 Cup(s)

Makes: 5 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 236

Total Fat: 2g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 30mg

Sodium: 60mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 33g

Dietary Fiber: 10g

Sugars: 3g

Protein: 21g

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Make this for: Lunch

Category: Soups & Stews

This Recipe Makes: 5 Serving(s)


Chili lovers will enjoy this thick chili. It is so simple and tasty. Recipe courtesy of Quick & Healthy Volume II, 2nd Edition, Brenda J. Ponichtera, RD, Published by Small Steps Press, a division of the American Diabetes Association.

What you'll need

  • 1/2 lb skinless, bonelss chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 2 can (15 ounces each) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, not drained (Sodium is figured for no added salt)
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chiles
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp. dried cilantro
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin


  • Step 1
    Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
  • Step 2
    Brown chicken in a saucepan that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Add remaining ingredients.
  • Step 3
    Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is tender. (NOTE: One serving is a good source of fiber.)

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Starch: 1 1/2
  • Non-Starchy Vegetables: 1
  • Meat/Meat Substitutes: Lean: 2