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Make the most of your time with this delicious (and healthy) Caribbean-flavored entrée. Before weeknight schedules fill up, toss your chili ingredients into the saucepot on Sunday night for a ready-to-serve dinner during the week. Try serving with whole wheat or multi-grain bread.


4 slices turkey bacon, cut into 1/4-inch strips
2 green and/or red bell peppers, diced
1 medium yellow onion, diced
1 tablespoon Sunny Select chili powder
1 tablespoon dried marjoram
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1½ teaspoons Sunny Select ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¾ cup Sunny Select all-purpose flour
1¼ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon Sunny Select cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (28 ounces) Sunny Select diced tomatoes, drained
6 cups canned great Northern beans, drained
6 cups Sunny Select low sodium chicken broth
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 8 ounces)
½ teaspoon jerk seasoning
1 teaspoon Sunny Select olive oil
Lowfat sour cream, pico de gallo and cilantro for garnish (optional)


Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes 

1. In large saucepot, cook bacon over medium-high heat 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell peppers and onion, and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in chili powder, marjoram, oregano, cumin and garlic powder, and cook 1 minute. Stir in flour, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper. 

2. Add tomatoes, beans, broth and lemon juice, and bring to a simmer; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

3. Meanwhile, season chicken on both sides with jerk seasoning. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; cook chicken 3 to 4 minutes or until deep brown in color, turning once. Reduce heat to medium, and cook chicken 5 to 6 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°, turning occasionally. Cut chicken into ½-inch pieces. 

4. Ladle chili into serving bowls and top with chicken. Garnish with sour cream, pico de gallo and cilantro, if desired.

Serves: 10

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 305 Calories, 3g Fat (1g Saturated), 15mg Cholesterol, 530mg Sodium, 46g Carbohydrates, 10g Fiber, 22g Protein

Last Updated Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 01:58 PM.
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