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Lime Navy Bean Chili

A lip-smacking touch of lime flavors Connie Thomas’s low-fat but filling family favorite. “I love relying on my slow cooker,” confides the Jensen, Utah cook. “Just fill it in the morning and come home to a wonderful, warm meal—no matter how busy the day!”
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups dried navy beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 bone-in chicken breast halves (7 ounces each), skin removed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Minced fresh cilantro, optional

Directions

  • Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a large saucepan; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boiling for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let soak until beans are softened, 1-4 hours. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid.
  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the beans, water, chicken, corn, onion, chiles, garlic, bouillon, cumin and chili powder. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours, until a thermometer reads 170° and beans are tender.
  • Remove chicken breasts; set aside until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from bones; discard bones. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces; return to slow cooker. Stir in lime juice just before serving. If desired, serve with fresh cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 250 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 532mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 12g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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