South Beach Diet Tomatillo White Chili

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

A golden & delicious white chili with a tangy tomatillo kick. This is a hearty stew type soup, full of vegetables and beans. It's extremely healthy: low fat, low cholesterol and low carb but full of taste! Excellent for phase 1 of the South Beach Diet! Easy to prepare using whatever green, white or yellow ingredients you have on hand (it's especially good using chopped jicama if you have it). If using a crockpot cook for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low. Excellent served sprinkled with low fat cheddar or mexican cheese blend.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season the cut chicken breast with the salt and 1/2 of the ground cumin seed.
  2. Brown the onion in olive oil in a large, heavy bottomed stock pot.
  3. Add the chicken and cook until nearly done.
  4. Add the garlic, oregano & jalapeno and cook another 5 minutes or so.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook until they begin to break apart, about 10 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken broth, salsa verde (tomatillo sauce), green pepper, celery & jicama (if available). Stir well.
  7. Add the canellini (or garbanzo) beans & hominy and stir gently to mix well.
  8. Check for seasonings, adding more ground cumin, salt or jalapeno to your taste.
  9. Bring to a gentle boil then simmer on low for 1 1/2 hours until done.
  10. The jicama will stay crunchy, adding a bit of texture to the soup.
  11. Top with low fat cheddar or mexican cheese blend if desired.
  12. Excellent if served with cheese quesadillas.
  13. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Great recipe!! I will definitely make again. I was a little leary of "white chili" but it was very good.

rdbedwell April 12, 2008

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