This Weight Watchers White Chicken Chili will keep your belly AND your bathroom scale very happy!
I’m always down for making something warm and hearty this time of year that the whole family can enjoy!
In addition, the fact that it’s healthy (Zero WW SmartPoints) makes this delicious recipe a great choice as a hearty but guilt-free meal!
Weight Watchers White Chicken Chili
However, traditional chili with red beans, tomato sauce and ground beef has never been my favorite way to eat chili.
It’s just not totally my thing.
Therefore, I opted to make this easy white chicken chili recipe instead.
So I dug through my recipe box to see if I already had any white chicken chili recipes on hand.
Lo and behold, I found a great recipe for this healthy chili recipe from an old issue of Prevention Magazine.
Items You’ll Need To Make WW White Chicken Chili
To make this delicious dinner recipe, you’ll need:
- Large Stockpot
- Large Heavy Duty Stirring Spoon
- Good set of Kitchen Knives
- Nice set of soup bowls
- Soup Spoons
Zero Points on Weight Watchers Plan
Without a doubt, the beauty of this white chili recipe is that is a whopping zero points!!
Needless to say, it’s the perfect dish for staying on plan!
White Chicken Chili Ingredients
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious White Chicken Chili:
- Olive Oil
- Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – You can also use rotisserie chicken
- White Beans – I used Cannellini Beans or you can use Great Northern Beans or Navy Beans
- Chicken Broth
- Green Chili Peppers
- Chili Powder
- Ground Black Pepper
- Ground Cloves
- Red Pepper
How To Make White Chicken Chili
Here are the incredibly easy steps for making this heart warming recipe.
Step 1: Sauté Onions & Garlic
In a large soup pot, stockpot or Dutch oven, sauté your chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil over medium heat until onions are transparent.
Step 2: Add Chicken
Then add your chicken pieces and brown them for approximately 5 minutes.
Step 3: Add Remaining Ingredients
After that, stir in all of your remaining ingredients and stir well.
Step 4: Cover and Simmer
Then, just cover your large pot or Dutch oven and keep chili at a simmer on your stove top for approximately 45 minutes.
What To Serve With White Chicken Chili
Some of my favorite chili toppings are:
- Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt
- Fresh Jalapenos
- Tortilla Chips
- Fresh Cilantro
- Green Salsa
- Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
- Chopped Green Onion
Another way to prepare this recipe, which I might do next time, is to slow cook it all day.
The Prevention Magazine recipe instructed to transfer everything to a slow cooker or crock pot and cook it on low for 4 to 6 hours.
Then, uncover it and cook it for an additional hour.
Because I was short on cook time, I just covered it and simmered it on the stove for about 40 minutes or so.
How To Store White Chicken Chili
To store your leftovers, allow your chili to cool to room temperature.
Then, pour it into an airtight container with an airtight lid.
After that, place it in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.
It was delicious!
Happily, my husband loves it.
Also, since my son is uber picky, I just place some chunks of chicken on a sectioned plate and serve it to him with a side of broccoli and noodles.
Thankfully, he eats it up!
The aroma smelled up the entire house.
That, along with some hot French bread, is exactly what our home needs on a cold, wet, football Sunday.
Now, if the Washington Football Team could get their act together and start winning some games, our Sundays would be just right and I’d be a happy cook!
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Weight Watchers White Chicken Chili Recipe
Weight Watchers White Chicken Chili – Zero Points
- 2 Onions, chopped
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 3 lbs Chicken Breasts, boneless/skinless, cut into bite-size chunks
- 4 cans Cannellini Beans, 15.5 oz each, rinsed and drained
- 2 cans Chicken Broth, 14 oz each, fat-free, reduced-sodium
- 1 can Green Chile Peppers, 4.5 oz, chopped
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Cumin
- ¾ tsp Oregano, dried
- ½ tsp Chili Powder
- ½ tsp Ground Black Pepper
- ⅛ tsp Ground Cloves
- ⅛ tsp Ground Red Pepper
- Saute onions and garlic in oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown 5 minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients and cover.
- Let simmer for about 45 minutes.