Hearty Chicken Chili

Hearty Chicken Chili

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total: 20 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This chili, made out of chicken, is just as hearty as the traditional version, but lighter in taste and fat.


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 16 ounce can hominy, rinsed and drained
  • 1 16 ounce can great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 9 ounce package cooked chicken breast strips
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese
  • Bottled green salsa
  • White corn tortilla chips
  • Fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Heat the oil in a large soup pan over medium-high heat, and sauté the onion for about 5 minutes or until soft.
  2. Add in the hominy, beans, broth, chicken, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and pepper and bring to a boil.
  3. Cover the pan and reduce heat. Simmer the chili for 5 minutes and then ladle into bowls.
  4. Garnish with a dollop of salsa, cheese, tortilla chips and the fresh cilantro.

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