I’ve always loved chili verde, so was happy to discover this lightened up version of the Mexican classic dish in The Skinnytaste Cookbook.
Author: Peter | Simple Nourished Living
1cubanelle pepper, chopped
3teaspoonsground cumin, divided
30ouncescanned Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
7ouncescanned fire-roasted chopped green chilies
¼cupchopped jalapeno pepper
2.5cupslow sodium chicken broth
1.5poundsboneless, skinless chicken breast
¼cupchopped fresh cilantor
¼cup finely chopped green onions, for serving
Ideal slow cooker size: 4- to 6-Quart.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the olive oil, onions and cubanelle pepper and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatillos, garlic and 2-½ teaspoons of the cumin and continue cooking for 2 more minutes.
Alternatively, if using a Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system, make sure crock is inserted and turn stove top setting to medium. Add the oil, onions and cubanelle pepper. Stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatillos, garlic and 2-½ teaspoons of the cumin and continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
Add the beans, green chiles, jalapeno, broth, chicken breasts, cilantro, oregano, chili powder and bay leaves.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours, or until done. If using a Ninja, check the chicken after about three hours because I feel they tend to cook hotter and faster than a regular slow cooker.
When the chicken is cooked, remove chicken to a plate and shred with two forks. Return chicken to the slow cooker and stir well to combine. (Can set to BUFFET or WARM to keep until serving.)
Season with salt and the remaining ½ teaspoon cumin, or to taste. Remove the bay leaves before serving.
Make This White Bean Chicken Chili Verde Even Quicker
Thoughts from Martha: For a quicker, easier version of this slow cooker white bean chicken chili verde, substitute 2 cups of high quality green salsa for the olive oil, onion, cubanelle pepper, tomatillos, garlic, and fire-roasted chopped chiles. This is a great alternative when you are not in the mood for chopping and/or short on time :-)7*SmartPoints (Green plan)0*SmartPoints (Blue plan)0*SmartPoints (Purple plan)8*PointsPlus (Old plan)
Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili Verde
Amount Per Serving (1.5 cups)
Calories 382Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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