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Tomatillo Bean and Chicken Chili

Tomatillo Bean and Chicken ChiliA hearty and flavorful chicken chili made with fresh tomatillos and traditional chili seasonings.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons canola oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 chicken breasts, cubed into bite size pieces
8 tomatillos, husked and finely chopped
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely diced
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups chicken broth
2 (19-ounce) cans cannellini beans
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro

Cooking Directions:

  1. Pour canola oil into large saucepan. Sauté onion and garlic over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken and continue to cook until chicken is lightly browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Combine tomatillos, jalapeño, lime juice, coriander, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, chicken broth, cannellini beans and chopped cilantro with chicken. Mix well, cover saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for 25 to 30 minutes, until mixture has thickened.
  3. Garnish with cilantro and serve.

Makes 8 (1 cup) servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 310; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 30mg; Total Carbs: 42g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 22g; Sodium: 220mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of CanolaInfo.org.