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Low Carb Chili

Simple, Easy Low Carb Chili

This is a recipe for low carb chili. This chili recipe is low carb, low calorie, low fat, high protein and high fiber, so you get all kinds of great health benefits when you make this. Cooking it is simple, fast and easy. Just open the cans and stick them in the crockpot, then you can walk away for a few hours. What I love about this chili recipe is that it’s so universal. I take the low carb chili with me to pot lucks, homeless shelters, BBQs and parties. Everyone always raves about it.

Trying to watch your carb or fat intake? This low carb chili is an excellent cold weather meal choice that fits right in. Very high in fiber, low in fat and carbs, it is a perfect way to enjoy delicious chili.

This low carb chili is very simple to make and basically cooks itself, leaving you free to do other tasks. While you do other things around the house, you will be catching whiffs of this delicious low carb chili as it simmers slowly. The tantalizing aroma will have you craving a bowl as soon as it is done!

A bowl of healthy, low fiber beans, and chicken seasoned to perfection makes for the best chili you have ever tasted. This is a great covered pot dish to take to church fellowship, a family get-together or really anywhere.

If you need to feed a crowd, simply double or triple the recipe to feed an entire group. Do not worry about having leftovers because that is unlikely. Also, you can freeze the chili in portions, then simply thaw them for convenient future lunches. The flavor of this low carb chili will have you making this more often, I can assure you.

Low Carb, Low Cal, Low Fat, Low Budget, High Fiber, High Protein Chili
Summary: Not all chili recipes are low carb, but this one is, and the flavor is great too, making it well worth considering. Serve it with sour cream and avocado slices for a gorgeous low carb meal.
Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: Chili
Serves: 4
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  • 1 package sugar-free taco seasoning
  • 2 chopped chicken breasts
  • 1 can chicken broth and 1 can water
  • 2 cans of beans (any variety)
  • 1 can low-fat refried beans
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper (optional)
  1. Put all the beans in the crockpot, then stir in the other ingredients.
  2. Put the lid on the slow cooker and cook for 4 hours on high.
Vegetarian Instructions
  1. You can go vegetarian with this recipe and it is still good. Use vegetable broth and chopped extra-firm tofu instead of chicken.
Nutrition counts will vary depending on the cans of beans that you use but, as you can see by the list of ingredients, this is a very healthy and nutritious recipe for any type of diet. Beans are not allowed on the first part of the Atkins diet because they do contain carbs but you can introduce carbs after the induction phase. To make this even lower in carbs, just replace more of the beans with tomatoes or chicken.

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If you want to make this even lower in carbs, consider leaving out the beans or swapping them for chopped bell pepper or button mushrooms or similar. Beans do have carbs in, but of course less than some other ingredients. A low carb condiment would be sour cream, or consider a sliced avocado or make your own guacamole by mashing the avocado with lime juice, cumin, and cilantro. The recipe is very easy to make and you can tweak it to make it a perfect fit to your palate. A pinch of unsweetened cocoa powder can also be added to this dish, and a lot of chili fans love the effect that gives. Serve hot sauce on the side if you want to spice it up further at the table.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hi, I'm Christine, and I'm pleased to welcome you to I have endeavored to gather as many delicious South of the border recipes here for you, including Mexican-inspired as well as traditional Mexican, and also some Tex-Mex and Mexican fusion dishes. Food is very important to our family's lives and Mexican food is certainly a favorite around here.

We have everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, drinks, entrées, and much more. You will find everything from mild dishes to super-spicy ones, simple recipes based on fresh ingredients up to more complex ones suitable for a dinner party.

Home cooks just starting out with Mexican cooking tend to be surprised how much of the emphasis is placed on using fresh ingredients and aromatic herbs and spices. Forget the typical ideas about Mexican food being all beans, cheese and beef (that applies a little more to Tex-Mex), take inspiration from authentic Mexican dishes based on fresh ingredients, and inject all your passion into cooking South of the border food, for perfect results every time.

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