Chicken Chili Monterey Recipes For Anytime Meals

By | May 5, 2009

Chilly Masala With Chicken Beef Ingredients

Chicken Chili Ingredients

1 ½ cup chicken, cooked and chopped
1 can chicken broth (14 ½ ounce can), reduced sodium
1 can white kidney beans or navy beans (15 ounce can), reduced sodium
1¾ cup water
¼ cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded, low fat
½ cup red onions, chopped
¼ cup green chili peppers, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon cooking oil
2 six inch corn tortillas cut vertically into thin bite size strips
2 tablespoon fresh parsley or cilantro


  1. Heat cooking oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. As the oil gets hot stir minced garlic and chopped onions and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions turn tender. Add cumin and chili powder, cook for a minute more.
  2. Stir in reduce sodium chicken broth, reduced sodium white kidney beans or navy beans, green chili peppers and water. Bring the contents to a boil on high heat. After a boil reduce heat and cover the pan. Let the mixture simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes, stir occasionally.
  3. Add cooked chicken pieces and parsley or cilantro. Heat through; the chicken should be hot enough before you remove the pan from heat. Serve chicken chili Monterey with Monterey cheese and tortilla strips. This recipe makes 6 servings, 1 cup each.

Health Tip:

  • This is a diabetes friendly recipe which provides 299 calories, 11 gm total fat (2 gm saturated fat and 56 mg cholesterol), 26 gm carbohydrates, 27 gm proteins and 6 gm dietary fiber per serving.
  • You may increase the amount of chili powder from 2 teaspoons to 3 teaspoons if you love your chicken spicy.
  • This recipe can be considered high sodium recipe as it provides about 472 mg sodium per serving. So if you are on low sodium diet and want to include this recipe in your meals then balance your intake of other sodium rich foods accordingly.
  • Prefer using raw white kidney beans or navy beans instead of canned ones. This will help to reduce the total sodium content of this recipe. However make sure to soak the raw beans overnight and boil it before adding it in this recipe (in step 2).
  • Preferably use the poultry without the skin as the major fat and cholesterol is situated under the skin of the chicken. Also many uncooked chicken cuts contain added salt or salt water or sodium phosphate. So before choosing your cuts make a habit to check the labels.