The aroma of a savoury chili wafting through the house–is there anything better on a crisp fall day? These nutritious stick-to-your-ribs recipes will keep you warm as the weather cools down.
1. Speedy Eight Ingredient Chicken Chili
Try using vegetable juice instead of canned tomatoes to make this quick and delicious eight ingredient chili con carne. Really good served over brown rice or baked potatoes with sour cream!
2. Chicken and White Bean Chili
Chili can be hearty without being heavy. By substituting chicken for traditional ground beef you get lots of amazing lean protein. White and red kidney beans also give this chili a great colour and high fiber to keep you full longer. If you are cooking for one, freeze this chili in individual portions for up to two months. This meal is family friendly, healthy and packs a mild smoky punch of flavour.
3. Chicken Chili with Pumpkin & Chocolate
Chili loves pumpkin and chocolate! Use these fun ingredients to help revitalize an old favourite. The pumpkin adds fibre and body while the chocolate and cocoa powder blend in creating rich, smooth flavour. Make this quick, warming dish with lean ground chicken to hit the spot on a cold day.
4. Chicken Chili
This traditional chili recipe uses chicken instead of beef for a lighter flavour that holds up to the other ingredients. Serve with rice for a hearty meal, or spoon into tortillas for tasty soft tacos.
5. Chicken Chili Blanco
If you’ve never tried a white chili before, this recipe is for you! With a slightly more delicate flavour than traditional red chili, this dish uses lighter-coloured vegetables such as parsnips, corn, and yellow pepper to maintain its pale hue.
6. Cuban-style Chicken Picadillo with White Rice
This slow cooker dish is jam-packed with flavourful spices. It’s perfect as an alternative to traditional Mexican chili.
7. Cowboy Chicken Chili Casserole
Something for the chili lovers! There are many variations of this "fix it and forget it" casserole. This version has been updated with lean ground chicken, sliced potatoes, salsa and Mexican spices.