White Chicken Pumpkin Chili

White Chicken Pumpkin Chili

I know most people love chili in the fall and winter. However, for me.....it is comfort food year-round. I was playing around with a recipe this morning and came up with this. The canned pumpkin adds extra fiber to this recipe. I will be having this for my lunches throughout the week.

Ingredients

  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups diced/shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups white beans
  • 1 tbsp cumin or more to taste
  • 2 tbsp chili powder or more to taste

Instructions

  1. Saute green pepper and onion until translucent.
  2. Add garlic, cook for one minute longer.
  3. Add the chicken. (I used frozen chicken that I had made in the crockpot that I discussed here).
  4. Next add pumpkin, diced tomatoes, diced green chilis, and white beans.
  5. Next, add the spices. Adjust these to your family's taste. Our family likes a lot of chili powder and cumin flavor. You might choose to add salt as well. I choose not to add salt out of personal preference.
  6. Simmer for at least 20 minutes. I prefer to put this in the crock-pot and let it do all the cooking for me. However, in a pinch do this on the stove and you can be eating a delicious and nutritious chili by lunchtime.
  7. To serve try topping each serving  with fresh cilantro,  plain greek yogurt, and extra diced tomatoes. This could be served over quinoa or brown rice as well.

Recipe Notes

To serve try topping each serving  with fresh cilantro,  plain greek yogurt, and extra diced tomatoes. This could be served over quinoa or brown rice as well.

 

 

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