Skinny Crockpot Chicken Chili

Fall is here and the weather finally got the memo which means it’s time to bust out the crock pot and make your favorite comfort foods. We love soups & even more so chili this time of year but they can be so incredibly heavy and high in calories. Which is why when I put together this Skinny Crockpot Chicken Chili, I knew I had a winning recipe!

Now this particular chili is a bit soupy. If you prefer yours on the thicker, heartier side you can do one of three things. I’d suggest either 1) throwing in an extra can of beans, 2) adding 3 (instead of 4) cups of chicken broth, or 3) puree 1 of your cans of beans before adding to your crockpot to use as a thickening agent. But if you ask me, this chili is so tasty just the way it is!

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Skinny Crockpot Chicken Chili
This Crockpot Skinny Chicken Chili is so delicious and comforting that you'll never miss the extra calories!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4-6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4-6 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Rinse your chicken breasts
  2. drain & rinse your beans
  3. rough chop your chilis & onion
  4. mince your garlic
  5. add all ingredients into your crockpot adding your chicken breasts on the very top
  6. cook on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours, then break apart your chicken
  7. Serve with a few (or all of) these suggested toppings.. Dollop low fat greek yogurt, (or sour cream) cilantro, green onion, sliced avocado, shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese & tortilla strips.
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Easy Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Easy Spaghetti Squash Bolognese is our current favorite when it comes to Fall suppers! It’s light, healthy, quick & easy, and only requires a handful of kitchen staples. All the best qualities in a favorite meal!

To me spaghetti is one of those classic, tastes like home, nothing beats it, comfort foods. I could eat it every night of the week and coincidentally its my boys’ favorite dinner too! But we live in a day in age where health conscious, figure friendly foods rule the roost, as they say. And hey! Im always down to shed a few pounds. haha! So thats where the spaghetti squash comes in. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not claiming that this tastes like spaghetti, because it doesn’t. I am however, claiming that this is a much healthier alternative to spaghetti, that will leave you satisfied!

{We enjoy ours with ground turkey but you can definitely use ground beef as well.}


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Easy Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
A guilt free alternative to spaghetti bolognese!
Prep Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Start by scoring your spaghetti squash with a smaller knife, around the entire squash
  3. Carefully use a larger, sharper knife to cut your spaghetti squash in half
  4. Scoop all of the pulp & seeds out of the center, much like a pumpkin
  5. Rub the inside of the squash with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt & pepper
  6. Place on a baking sheet, flesh side up and roast for 40-45 minutes
  7. While your squash is roasting, cook your ground meet in 1 T. of olive oil until no longer pink
  8. When meat is almost done add Italian seasoning, salt & pepper to taste, then add your onions & mushrooms (if using them)
  9. Once the meat mixture is cooked throughout, add your tomato sauce of choice, let simmer on low until ready to use
  10. When your spaghetti squash is done, allow to cool for 5-10 minutes
  11. With a fork, scrape out the inside of the squash, it will be stringy, in resemblance to spaghetti, hence the name "spaghetti squash"
  12. Place spaghetti squash strings in a large bowl and top with meat sauce
  13. Enjoy garnished with parmesan cheese & fresh basil!
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