Friday, January 27, 2012

Skinny Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili and a Little Something For Your Sweet Tooth

You've probably noticed my quest for skinny recipes that taste good.  This biggest loser competition at work was probably the kick in the pants I needed to lose some weight. I think it also helps that it IS a competition and we're all kind of counting on each other...you know, for 5 more weeks :)

So I went on my new favorite site for low fat/cal recipes - www.skinnytaste.com in search for something good and quick. 

Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili!  It took 5 minutes to prepare and then just wait until it's done.  I LOVE crockpot recipes.

What You'll Need:


3-4 chicken breasts
1 can of black beans
1 can of kidney beans
1 onion, chopped
1 package of taco seasoning
1 tbsp of chili powder
1 tbsp of cumin
1 8oz can of tomato sauce
2 cans of rotel
*I also added maybe about a 1/4 cup of low sodium/fat free chicken stock to give it a little more broth - totally up to you.


You will combine all your ingredients and put them in your crockpot.  Place your chicken breasts on top.  You don't even have to thaw your chicken out!  How awesome is that?!

I set my crockpot on LOW/10 hours.  Don't worry it doesn't take 10 hours.  About 3 hours later, I checked on my chicken ( who wants dried out chicken?  The worst)  It was just right.  If your chicken is already thawed when you put it in, I would check on it sooner.  I took the chicken out to shred it and then placed the shredded pieces back in the crockpot.  Since this was for dinner, I set the crockpot on WARM


How good does that look?  It was De-Lish!  I put the chili on top of 1 cup of brown rice.  I found some steamable bags of brown rice in the frozen food section.  It tasted pretty good.  We all know I have an unhealthy addiction to white rice, but brown rice is about 75 calories less and better for you.

 
The recipe suggested topping it with some cilantro, so I did.  It really gave it a nice contrast in taste. 

Grand total per serving (1 1/4 cup)

Calories 203.7
Fat 1.4g
Protein 16.9g
Carbs 33.3g
Fiber 10.0g

Here is the link to the original site:

Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili

I recommend this one :)  It was super filling.

ALSO, if you have a sweet tooth instead of reaching for the icecream maybe try this.

It's fat free frozen cool whip (25 calories per serving) and frozen fruit (any kind you like)

75 calories / 0 fat :)

3 comments:

Sarah said...

i must try this recipe! it looks delish!! :)

Jess said...
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Jess said...

That chili looks soooo good! Great blog, I'm your newest follower!

Jess from A Winding Road

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