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Heart Healthy Chicken Chili with Summer Squash

Chock full of lean hearty ingredients like skinless white meat chicken, seasonal squash, corn and great northern beans, this low calorie slow cooker recipe is a healthy dinner delight. For anyone looking for more heart healthy recipes, this is the jackpot. It's also low in cholesterol, high in fiber, and an A+ in delicious flavor.

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Cooking Time7 hr

Cooking MethodSlow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 cups great northern beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 pickled jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken white meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound summer squash
  • 15 ounces can hominy or corn, drained
  • 1/2 cup low fat sour cream
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped

Instructions

  1. Bring beans to a boil in enough water to cover. Drain. Combine beans with 3 cups boiling water in slow cooker. Add seasonings. Place chicken on top.
     
  2. Quarter squash lengthwise, seed and cut crosswise into 3/4" pieces. Add to cooker.
     
  3. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 hours or until beans are tender.
     
  4. Stir in hominy or corn, sour cream, salt, lime juice and chopped cilantro. Spoon into bowls. Garnish with sour cream, tomato and cilantro if desired.

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