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Chicken Chili

Low Sodium Recipe

Serve this hearty delicious chicken chili with the cilantro and pass lime wedges and hot sauce on the side, if desired.

Chicken Chili


2 tablespoons oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into thin strips
4 teaspoons pure chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons oregano
3 cups canned low sodium chicken broth
1-1/2 cup canned chopped tomatoes, with their juice
2 jalapeno peppers, seeds and ribs removed, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges and hot sauce for serving

Recipe Directions

In large non-reactive saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion and garlic. Cook over moderately low heat until barely tender. Add the chicken thighs and cook over moderate heat until it is no longer pink, about 3 minutes. Stir in the chili powder, cumin and oregano. Add the stock, tomatoes with their juice and jalapenos. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, bring to a boil and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes.

Stir in the black beans and simmer, uncovered, over moderately low heat until the chili is thickened, about 15 minutes longer.

Serve with the cilantro and pass lime wedges and hot sauce on the side, if desired.

Nutrition Nibble

Is salt hiding in your chicken? If you're on a low-salt diet, you may be surprised to learn that many cuts of uncooked poultry contain added sodium. To identify those cuts, check the label for these words: "Contains a solution of water, salt, and sodium phosphate."

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 servings.

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