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Nutrition Facts

Calories 242
  Calories from Fat 39 (16%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(4%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(11%)Cholesterol 32mg
(46%)Sodium 1112mg
(19%)Potassium 649mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(26%)Dietary Fiber 7g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(39%)Protein 20g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Chicken Enchilada Chili


  • 1 Tbs olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 6 oz can diced fire-roasted green chilies, not drained

  • 1 lb chicken breasts

  • 4 cups chicken stock

  • 2 14 oz cans green enchilada sauce

  • 2 15 oz cans Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/3 cup diced cilantro, plus more for garnish if desired

  • 2 Tbs cornmeal

  • Optional Garnishes Shredded cheese

  • Sour cream

  • Tortilla chips

Canned enchilada sauce makes for an easy meal.


  • Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion and cook for about 5 minutes until translucent. Add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes. Stir in diced green chilies and liquid.
  • Add chicken to pot and pour in the chicken stock, enchilada sauce, and beans. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer at least 30 to 45 minutes, until chicken is fully cooked. (Or simmer all day, if you want.)
  • Remove chicken and shred or dice. Return to the pot along with the salt, pepper, and cilantro. Stir to combine then stir in cornmeal just until thickened.
  • Garnish individual bowls of chili with shredded cheese, sour cream, and extra cilantro, if desired. Serve with tortilla chips, if desired.

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