White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Fall is right around the corner and nothing is more delicious to me in cooler weather than a delicious, homemade pot of chili. You can make this with turkey instead of chicken. Or, make a vegetarian version by replacing the chicken with an additional can of white beans. 

Phase 3, Cleanse Days 8-10 | Serves 4
Prep time: 30 minutes | Total time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium white onion, cut into small cubes
1 medium zucchini, cut into small cubes
1 orange (or any color) bell pepper, cut into small cubes
2 small jalapeños, seeded and minced
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 heaping tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 cups chicken broth
3 (15-ounce) cans white beans, drained and rinsed (see note for vegetarian options)
1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) Coconut Sour Cream
1 avocado, cut into cubes
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Directions

    1. In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When it is hot, add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the zucchini, bell pepper, and jalapeños. Sauté for 5 minutes more. Add the green chiles, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, thyme, salt, coriander, and black pepper. Sauté for 2 minutes more. Add the chicken breasts and broth. Bring the chili to a boil, then lower the heat to medium-low and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.

    2. Remove the chicken from the pot and put it on a cutting board. Using two forks, shred the meat, then return it to the pot, along with any juices from the cutting board. Add the beans. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes more.

    3. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with the sour cream, avocado, cilantro, and red pepper flakes.

    4. Note: Puree one can of the beans if you like a creamer chili. Make a vegetarian version by replacing the chicken with an additional can of white beans. 
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