I LOVE using a crock pot. I am all about eating yummy food that is easy to prepare. If it takes me an hour to just get the meal in the oven or prepared it will probably rarely be made again. Crock pot cooking is so quick and simple and can create some pretty tasty fare.
I have been using a vegan chili recipe for the past few months but red beans aren’t my favorite and I was getting tired of it, so I decided to look around for a white chili recipe. I stumbled upon several different variations of white chili and created one of my own that turned out seriously yummy. If I add or tweak this recipe I will be sure to update this post with changes.
So here’s what you’ll need:
- 3 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth – I used Imagine Organic Free Range Chicken Broth Low Sodium, it was the lowest sodium I could find.
- 1 Chicken Breast – I threw a frozen one in the crock pot in the am for a couple of hours with some broth to cook it through so that I could shred it, then added it to the mix with everything later. You could even make the shredded chicken ahead of time and freeze it and then just throw it in with all the other ingredients.
- 2 cans Cannellini White Kidney Beans – drained and rinsed off (you can dump the can with liquid if you want it to be super easy, but the syrupy liquid in the can creeps me out)
- 1 can No Salt Added Whole Kernel Corn – drained – you can use frozen if you prefer, I just find it ends up being mushier than canned corn in crock pot recipes.
- 4oz. can of Mild Diced Green Chilies
- 1/2 White Onion chopped
- 2-3 Cloves of Garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Chop and mince the onion and garlic and dump everything else into the pot and set on high for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours. I chose not to add any salt to keep the sodium down and it tasted ok to me but if you like your salt I’d definitely add some. I added a little shredded mozzarella, you could also top with some tortilla strips for a little more crunch.
This recipe makes 6 – 1 cup sized servings. Here is the nutritional breakdown based off of the ingredients I used (not including the cheese on top)
So pair that with something green, a side salad, or broccoli or something and you have yourself a really tasty and fulfilling meal. Enjoy!