Take to the Table Tuesday: Vitamin C Chicken Chili

by Mindy Lockard on October 18, 2011

I’ve been a little under the weather…

Picture source: marthastewart.com via Kris on Pinterest

actually it’s less of being “under” and more of a hostage type of situation.

So to kick this bug to the curb, I’m going to be making my friend Liesel’s vitamin C chicken chili tonight. You might remember this recipe from here, but it’s so good it’s worth a repost!

Vitamin C Chicken Chili

Here’s what you need:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
3 of your favorite peppers in 3 different colors diced small
1 head of broccoli chopped in small bite size pieces
1 small purple onion diced small
1 sweet potato (peel if you wish) diced small
3 carrots diced small
10 oz bag frozen corn
1 28 oz can of diced fire-roasted tomatoes (and ½ the liquid)
4 cups low sodium organic chicken broth
¼ cup of your favorite chili seasoning*
1 teaspoon of cumin (or to taste)
Sea salt** and pepper to taste (taste broth after the chicken is cooked through and season to taste)
4 cups of fresh spinach chopped into small bites
1/3 cup of chopped cilantro
1 15 oz can of your favorite beans rinsed (I love white or black for this)
Garnish with avocado, diced scallions, cilantro, sour cream, jack cheese and organic corn chips

*I find chili seasoning to vary by brands. I buy it in the bulk spice section and it seems to be different every time I use it. Taste your soup throughout the cooking process (once the chicken is cooked through) and don’t be afraid to add a lot of seasoning

**sea salt is much stronger in pure flavor so you can use less

Here’s how it comes together:

Place the chicken on the bottom of your crock-pot; top it with everything up through the sea salt and pepper; cook on low for 4-5 hours; pull out the chicken and shred or dice it then toss it back in; add the spinach, cilantro and beans and simmer on low for another hour or until ready to serve.

This makes a lot of soup. It freezes beautifully and is also very yummy strained a bit, added to rice and rolled up in a burrito for lunch the next day.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Cristen M Braatz 10.18.11 at 1:33 pm

Thanks! I printed it and I too am battling ‘the bug’. Take Care, I still need to get my book from you…Christmas is coming!


Mindy Lockard 10.18.11 at 3:34 pm

You’ll love it Cristen! Perfect for any battle with a “bug” … sending healthy vibes your way.

hollie 10.22.11 at 5:51 am

This is the best! Thanks for posting it, Mindy.

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