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This chili is perfect for a fast weeknight meal. It comes together in under 30 minutes. It’s full of protein and no added fat!

1½ lbs ground chicken
3 (15-19 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 14-oz can of tomatoes, chopped or ½ 28-oz can
1-2 small chipotle chilies from the can with the adobo sauce
½ red onion, finely chopped
1½ tbsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin

Garnish and to serve
• Tortilla chips
• Finley chopped red onion
• Cilantro
• Limes
• Ripe avocado, diced
• Freshly ground pepper
• Shredded cheese

1. In a large heavy bottomed pot, brown chicken. Using a wooden spoon, break up the meat as you brown it. Brown until it is no longer pink - about 5 minutes.
2. In the meantime, in a blender or food processor, puree the tomatoes, chipotle chilies and half the black beans.
3. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the pot to a bowl (leaving the oil behind).
4. Add the red onion to the pot and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder and cumin, toast for 30 seconds or so.
5. Add the contents of the blender, to the pot. Put 1 cup water in the dirty blender, swish it around and add that water to the pot. Add the remaining black beans and the cooked chicken to the pot as well.
6. Cook for about 15-25 minutes on low partially covered.
7. Serve with a squeeze of lime, minced red onion, avocado, cilantro and tortillas (and shredded cheese if you like). Note: these garnishes are not reflected in the nutritional information.

• If you want it a little heartier, serve over brown rice or quinoa. YUM!
• Freezes well
• If you want it a little thinner, add a little more water.

Serves 8 1-cup servings

Chipotle Chicken Chili

About Carolyn Cohen

Carolyn Cohen, Natural Foods Chef, has owned and operated DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School for the last 15 years. DELICIOUSDISH Cooking School specializes in whole natural food HOME cooking, meal panning, and healthy eating. CAROLYN also owns DELICIOUSNUTRITION, a nutrition based culinary school specializing in holistic health and nutrition. Classes focus on clean-eating programs, superfoods and classes targeting specific health concerns and goals. Carolyn, is an Occupational Therapist by training who left her practice to pursue her passion - cooking. She started cooking at a very young age, and takes great pride in planning both simple, everyday meals and menus you can entertain with. Her informative and casual teaching style has inspired people to become great cooks and to enjoy being in the kitchen.

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