CHILI CHICKEN MAC


Ingredients:

  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) black beans, drained
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups whole wheat macaroni
  • 1/2 cup shredded low fat cheddar cheese (more to taste if desired)


Instructions:

  • Heat a large pot over medium heat.  When hot add chicken, onion and pepper.  Break up chicken and cook until veggies are tender and chicken is no longer pink.
  • Stir in spices, tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, broth and macaroni.
  • Stir to combine, bring to a simmer, cover and simmer for about 7 minutes stirring every few minutes.  Uncover and simmer another 7 minutes, or longer if desired.
  • Taste and re-season if needed.  Top with cheese, and cover to melt the cheese. 
  • Serve immediately.


Nutrition:  1/2 cup serving.
500 calories or less, 7 g+ fiber, 7g+ protein