Chicken Chickpea Chili

For a few weeks now (literally) I’ve been wanting to make this chili. The recipe is from one of my Weight Watcher cookbooks (New Complete Cookbook) and it is a little twist to your basic chili.

*makes 4 servings*

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green (I used orange) bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 3/4-1lb ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (yeah I used 1 teaspoon by mistake, its got a little extra kick!)
  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed (I used close to 2 full cans, I heart chickpeas!)

 

Heat oil in large pan or Dutch oven. Sauté bell peppers and onion until tender.

Look how colorful!

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Add in ground chicken and break up while stirring. Cook for another 5 minutes or until brown.

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Sprinkle flour, chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder and cayenne pepper. Stir and cook another minute. Then add tomatoes and vinegar and bring to a boil. Reduce and let simmer 30-40 minutes. Finally add in chickpeas and cook for another 5 minutes. Voila!

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Look at all those chickpeas and vegetables  mmmm!

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Meanwhile, the hubby was making us an apple pie! No recipe here. He used the one on the Pillsbury pie crust box. No home made crust or anything fancy tonight!

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And the finished product……. he seriously makes the best apple pies. I  Red heart my hubby.

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Now I clean up my mess and wait for the pie to cool before we dig in. This nice glass of wine is keeping us company while we wait … g’nite!

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