These top-rated chili recipes are lower in calories and saturated fats than beefy chiles but still hearty and satisfying. They get it done deliciously with low-fat chicken breast or ground turkey meat. They're always a great choice for quick, healthy meals.
"This is a nice low-fat meal," says Nancy. "It can be made in a slow cooker, or on the stove top." END54 says, "A fantastic chili with enough bite to be flavorful & pleasing and low enough in fat and sodium to be allowed on my diet!"
Here's a quick-and-easy version of white chili with ground turkey, Great Northern beans, Mexican spices, and cans of green enchilada sauce and diced green chiles. Make it on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. Soup Loving Nicole raves, "This recipe was super-simple, packed full of flavor, fuss-free, and perfect for days when you don't have much time to spend in the kitchen."
3. White Chili
This simple ground-turkey chili combines salsa, corn, and great Northern beans with jalapeno pepper-jack cheese. "It is very tasty and a little spicy," says TINA.
The key to Chef John's white-bean chicken chili is to cook the chicken breasts in just a small amount of vegetable oil, and then to deglaze the skillet, scraping up all the flavorful browned chicken bits from the pan. If you prefer, use chicken thighs here, but chicken breasts have less fat -- and this chili is so flavorful with garlic, ancho and chipotle chili powders, cayenne, cumin, and oregano, you'll never miss the fat.
"Made a chicken chili recipe, and it was bland. So I took the ingredients and added my own flair," says Starr, adding salsa verde, diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, and simple seasonings. Arizona Desert Flower raves: "Fabulous! Spicy, filling and healthy...not to mention easy!"
Cubed cooked chicken breast meat combines with corn, chopped jalapeno peppers, diced green chiles, and a combo of garbanzo and Great Northern beans. A squeeze of lime juice brightens up the flavorful spices. "Delicious white chicken chili," says tmelenick. "Make on stove top or let it simmer all day in slow cooker."
"A great alternative to regular chili," says Donna. It combines ground turkey and cannellini beans with green chile peppers, garlic, and Mexican spices, including cumin and ground cinnamon. Garnish with cheese, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro, and serve with rolled tortillas.
This simple white chili combines cubed cooked chicken breast meat with navy beans, white corn, green chilies, and plenty of spices. "This version won our chili cookoff at work a few years ago in the non-traditional category," says skw.
"DELISH," raves LilSnoo. "This was so good, it was eaten before I could even get a pic! I used a medium roasted tomato and chipotle salsa, and the flavors were perfect!"