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Southwestern Chicken & Lima Bean Stew Recipe

Total Time: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (1-1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley

Directions

  1. Place the first five ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and dry seasonings; pour over top.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from slow cooker. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and heat through. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1-1/2 cups: 312 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 614mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 8g fiber), 24g protein.


Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Chili Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours
Makes: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 each medium sweet yellow, red and green peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 flour tortillas (8 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and peppers in oil for 7-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add chicken; cook and stir over medium heat for 8-9 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  2. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, lime juice, flour, cocoa, cumin, chili powder, coriander, lime peel, salt, garlic pepper and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.
  4. Place tortilla strips on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until crisp. Serve chili with sour cream and tortilla strips. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts
1-1/4 cups with 10 tortilla strips and 1 tablespoon sour cream: 356 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 8g fiber), 21g protein.


Slow-Cooked Stuffed Peppers Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium sweet red peppers
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup uncooked converted long grain rice
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Reduced-fat sour cream, optional

Directions

  1. Cut and discard tops from peppers; remove seeds. In a large bowl, mix beans, cheese, salsa, onion, corn, rice, chili powder and cumin; spoon into peppers. Place in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
  2. Cook, covered, on low 3-4 hours or until peppers are tender and filling is heated through. If desired, serve with sour cream. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts
1 stuffed pepper (calculated without sour cream): 317 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 8g fiber), 15g protein.

 

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