South Beach Diet Tomatillo White Chili

“A golden & delicious white chili with a tangy tomatillo kick. This is a hearty stew type soup, full of vegetables and beans. It's extremely healthy: low fat, low cholesterol and low carb but full of taste! Excellent for phase 1 of the South Beach Diet! Easy to prepare using whatever green, white or yellow ingredients you have on hand (it's especially good using chopped jicama if you have it). If using a crockpot cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Excellent served sprinkled with low fat cheddar or mexican cheese blend.”
1hr 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the cut chicken breast with the salt and 1/2 of the ground cumin seed.
  2. Brown the onion in olive oil in a large, heavy bottomed stock pot.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until nearly done.
  4. Add the garlic, oregano & jalapeno and cook another 5 minutes or so.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook until they begin to break apart, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken broth, salsa verde (tomatillo sauce), green pepper, celery & jicama (if available). Stir well.
  7. Add the canellini (or garbanzo) beans & hominy and stir gently to mix well.
  8. Check for seasonings, adding more ground cumin, salt or jalapeno to your taste.
  9. Bring to a gentle boil then simmer on low for 1 1/2 hours until done.
  10. The jicama will stay crunchy, adding a bit of texture to the soup.
  11. Top with low fat cheddar or mexican cheese blend if desired.
  12. Excellent if served with cheese quesadillas.
  13. Enjoy!

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