Creamy Chicken Chili for Carlos

This is Carlos, who is as sweet as the ice cream he loves.  He does love his rich food but sadly it shows on his handsome physique and also in his lab results.  Such a challenge… how can he get those rich flavors without the fat and pesky calories?   Halo Top ice cream deliciously satisfies his sweet fang, and he is now resigned to diet cat food for the duration.

And he doesn’t struggle alone!   Following is a chili that works for all of us who want a big bang for their caloric buck.  This recipe was discovered  on a website called “The Chunky Chef” (who can resist the name?!) and I made a few changes, but the recipe is hers.

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Crock pot Creamy Chicken Chili
This creamy chicken chili is rich and satisfying despite its low calorie count of 455 per cup.
  1. Place chicken breasts in bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle with the salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder and red pepper flakes.
  2. Add the onions, garlic, broth, beans, corn and chiles. Cover and cook, either for 8 hours (overnight) on low heat, or 3 to 4 hours on high.
  3. Remove chicken to a large bowl. When cool enough to handle, shred or cut into bite sized pieces and return to pot.
  4. Stir in the cream cheese, cream and sour cream and cook until thick and melted.
  5. Serve with chopped cilantro and shredded cheese.

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