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Quick & Easy Green Chile Chicken Soup Made Lighter


WW Recipe of the Day: Quick & Easy Green Chile Chicken Soup Made Lighter
(247 calories | 8 3 3 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)

One of the advantages of living in the woods of northern Wisconsin is a much longer soup season. For a soup lover like me this is a very good thing! So today I’m excited to share this recipe for a quick and easy green chile chicken soup. As soon as I ran across it in Bobby Deen’s Everyday Eats I’ve been anxious to try it. 

This version green chile stew, the classic one-pot meal, comes together in less than 30 minutes and has about half the usual amount of calories. It’s the perfect dish to serve on a cold night when you want the comfort of a hearty bowl of belly warming soup. Everyone who tried, this hearty soup gave it high ratings! I think you will too. 

How Many Calories and WW Points in this Green Chicken White Bean Chili?

According to my calculations, each serving has 247 calories and:

8 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Curious about Weight Watchers new myWW Green, Blue and Purple plans? Watch this short video to learn more:

How to Make this Ground Chicken Chili

Step 1: Gather & Prep your Ingredients….

Step 2: Brown the ground chicken along with the onions, peppers and spices…

Step 3: When browned, add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes or so…

Green Chicken Chili

Recipe Notes, Additions & Substitutions

Substitutions and Variations

  • Spicier: add 1-2 chopped jalapeno peppers and/or cayenne pepper
    No Chicken: substitute lean ground turkey or pork, or chopped chicken breast
  • No Green Chiles: use your favorite green salsa instead

What to Serve with this Ground Chicken Green Chili with White Beans?

Possible toppings for this chili include (adjust SmartPoints accordingly):

  • Corn chips or wonton chips
  • Sliced Avocado 
  • Cilantro 
  • A white shredded cheese 
  • Fresh or pickled Jalapeno chiles 
  • Sour Cream or Greek Yogurt 
  • Lime  wedge 

Ways to Use Green Chicken Chili Leftovers

This chili/soup can be portioned out into individual servings and frozen for future quick and easy meals. It can also be used all kinds of way:

  • On top of a microwave baked white or sweet potato
  • As part of a chili burrito bowl with rice or cauliflower rice
  • Stuffed into a low carb tortilla for a green chili burrito
  • On top of your favorite salad greens and chopped vegetables as a tasty taco salad
  • Drizzled over corn chips, sprinkled with cheese and baked to make nachos

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Green Chile Chicken White Bean Soup

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This version of Green Chili, the classic one-pot meal, comes together in less than 30 minutes and has about half the usual amount of calories.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southwestern
Keyword Green Chicken Chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 247kcal
Author Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 8 ounces canned chopped green chiles
  • 1 can (14 – 15 ounces) corn kernels, drained
  • 2 cans (14 to 15 ounces) white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
  • lime wedges, for serving, if desired
  • toppings such as corn chips, shredded cheese, sour cream, etc., if desired

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion, green pepper, garlic, ground chicken, and spices. Cook, breaking up the chicken with a wooden spoon, until it is no longer pink, 8 – 10 minutes.
  • Add the canned chiles, corn, beans and broth and bring to a gentle boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the cilantro. Taste and add more salt if you think it needs it.
  • Serve with desired toppings.

Notes

Serving Size: 1-2/3 cups

Substitutions and Variations

  • Spicier: add 1-2 chopped jalapeno peppers and/or cayenne pepper
    No Chicken: substitute lean ground turkey or pork. You could also use chicken breast instead.
  • No Green Chiles: use your favorite green salsa instead

8 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple)
6 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition

Serving: 1.67cups | Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 8g | Fiber: 5g

Recipe source: Bobby Deen’s Everyday Eats

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

More Easy Healthy Southwest Inspired Recipes for Weight Watchers

Easy Healthy Tex-Mex Turkey-Pinto Bean Chili
Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chile Verde
Chicken Flatbread with Salsa Verde, White Beans and Corn
Quick & Easy Chicken White Beans Salsa Soup

Martha McKinnonMartha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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