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Chicken Chili with Black Beans

Yum! This chili is a quick and healthy way to stay warm in the cold March weather. Best of all it has only 323 calories and 42 grams of protein per serving! It's a quick and lean dinner you can whip up in 30-40 minutes.
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 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 can low sodium black beans, or 1/2 cup dry beans soaked
8 oz tomato puree or crushed tomatoes
2 cups low sodium chicken stock, divided
1 medium onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 serrano chili peppers, minced
1 habanero pepper, minced
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped or 1 tsp dried
1. Sautee garlic, onion and peppers in olive oil 3-5 minutes, until soft
2. Add chicken and brown, 2-3 minutes, flipping once
3. Once chicken is lightly browned, add 1 cup of stock, cumin and cilantro
4. Braise chicken covered for 5-7 minutes5. Remove chicken and shred or chop
6. Return chicken to pot7. Add tomatoes and remaining stock and simmer uncovered on med-low heat for 10 minutes
8. Add beans and simmer an additional 10 minutes
9. Serve