Tag: chili powder

Buffalo Chicken and Bean Chili

This is chili with a buffalo chicken twist! So easy to make and SOOOO good – perfect for game watching or any night of the week!

And the best part is it doesn’t need to simmer all day. This is ready in about 40 minutes, and most of that time is unattended. To thicken the chili and give you that texture like it’s been simmering for hours, I added refried pinto beans to the mix which always works like a charm!

I like to serve mine with a handful of chips like Beanitos which are made from white beans, but any baked chip is great and of course, some carrot sticks and celery on the side. Hope you enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken and Bean Chili
Servings: 5 • Size: generous cup • Old Points: 6 • Points+: 8 pt
Calories: 307 • Fat: 11 g • Carb: 31 g • Fiber: 9.5 g • Protein: 26 g • Sugar: 1.5 g
Sodium: 1363 mg  • Cholest: 68 mg


  • 1 lb lean ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground paprika
  • kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (15 oz) can small white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (13.6 oz) container refried pinto beans (Pacific)
  • 3/4 cups Swanson’s reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce

Optional toppings:

  • reduced fat shredded cheddar
  • chopped scallions
  • reduced fat sour cream


Heat a large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Brown the ground chicken in the skillet and cook, breaking up the meat into small pieces as it cooks, about 8 to 10 minutes, or until cooked through, set aside.

Add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, a pinch of  salt and pepper, and cook stirring until the vegetables soften, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add white beans, refried beans, water  and chicken broth, bring to a boil and simmer covered on medium-low about 10 minutes.

Stir in the hot sauce and add the chicken, cover and simmer until thickened, 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until the flavors blend. Makes 5 1/2 cups.

BBQ Chicken Chili

A delicious twist on traditional chili – shredded chicken, beans and BBQ sauce are simmered in one big pot which has just a touch of sweetness that makes this meal Seriously Delish!

I’m sharing this wonderful chili recipe from my friend Jessica of How Sweet It Is[1], who just came out with her first cookbook – Seriously Delish[2].  I’ve always loved reading Jessica’s blog, she’s adorable and her book is just as fun to read, filled with beautiful photos and tons of great recipe ideas.

I really wanted to make everything in her book, but I figured since it’s September, and the kids are back to school, this chili is perfect. A hearty, one pot meal that makes enough for several meals and leftovers are perfect to pack for lunch or can be frozen for another day. I didn’t make any changes to her recipe, they only thing I adjusted was the serving size – I found 1 cup to be filling and the perfect portion size.

Barbecue Chicken Chili
Servings: 11 • Size: 1 cup • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories: 237 • Fat: 7 g • Protein: 23 g • Carb: 22 g • Fiber: 5 g • Sugar: 8 g
Sodium: 951 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 43 mg


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 12 oz cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 12-oz jar roasted red peppers in water, drained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups canned cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 28-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 11 tablespoons reduced fat cheddar cheese, for topping
  • chopped cilantro, for topping


Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the olive oil, onion, jalapeño, and garlic.  Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.  Add the paprika, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes.  Stir and cook for 5 more minutes.

Add the chicken, red peppers, beans, chicken stock, tomatoes, and barbecue sauce, stirring to combine.  Cover the pot, lower the heat to medium low, and cook for 20 minutes.  Remove the lid and taste, adjusting the seasoning to taste, if needed.  Cover and cook another 10 minutes.

Ladle the chili into bowls and top with cheddar cheese and cilantro. Enjoy!

Makes 11 cups.


  1. ^ How Sweet It Is (www.howsweeteats.com)
  2. ^ Seriously Delish (www.amazon.com)

Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Summer parties and dining al fresco doesn’t get more convenient than this – lean pork tenderloin seasoned with a quick, flavorful rub then grilled to perfection served with the easiest salad ever!!

I love having my friends over in the summer for BBQs, but I don’t love spending hours in the kitchen. Instead I prefer to keep things simple so I can actually enjoy my company, which is why I love these new DeLallo SaladSavors.[1]

If you’re not familiar with DeLallo[2]; I first discovered them last year. They are the only brand of whole wheat pasta my family will actually eat,
but they sell tons of other quality ingredients like olive oils, vinegars, olives, roasted peppers, marinated artichokes and more. So it only makes sense that they took
those ingredients and conveniently packaged them to create quick and
easy salads – all you do is add the lettuce!

Whatever you throw on the grill; whether it’s pork tenderloin, shrimp kabobs[3], pesto chicken kabobs[4], harissa lamb chops[5] or even just burgers – making a salad with one of these salad toppings takes minutes to put together – EASY!

These are brand spanking new so at the moment they’re only available in select supermarkets, but I’m sure you’ll be seeing them everywhere soon! And here’s the BEST news – I’ve partnered with DeLallo Foods[6] and a few of my food blogging friends: Sommer from A Spicy Perspective[7], Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil[8], Ali from Gimme Some Oven[9], Maria from Two Peas and Their Pod[10] and myself to host the Ultimate Al Fresco Dining Giveaway[11]!

You could win A YEAR of SaladSavors[12] (10 SaladSavors®[13] sent monthly), plus tons of stuff from Crate & Barrel and West Elm: a beautiful patio set, a salad bowl, platter, serving tub, flatware serving set and more!! If you love entertaining outdoors in the summer as much as I do, click here for a chance to win this giveaway[14].
And back to the pork tenderloin – it’s super lean, a serving is under 175 calories (4 points plus) and is gluten-free, clean, paleo-friendly, & takes 25 minutes to make. You can easily double the recipe to serve more. Enjoy!

Grilled Cumin Spiced Pork Tenderloin
Servings: 4 • Size: just over 3 oz • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 162 • Fat: 5 g • Carb: 2 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 27 g • Sugar: 0 g
Sodium: 351 mg • Cholesterol: 81 mg


For the Cumin Spice Rub:

  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Pork Tenderloin:

  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 18 oz)


Combine the spices then season the tenderloin all over.

Preheat the grill to high, or preheat the broiler to high.

Grill or broil the tenderloin, covered on high 5 minutes on each side, then move to indirect heat if grilling, cover the grill and cook an additional 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway, until an instant read thermometer inserted in the center reads 145°F (about 20 to 22 minutes total).

Let the pork rest about 5 minutes before slicing.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo[15]. I only share products I use in my own kitchen. I created this recipe and received compensation to do


  1. ^ DeLallo SaladSavors. (www.delallo.com)
  2. ^ DeLallo (www.delallo.com)
  3. ^ shrimp kabobs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ pesto chicken kabobs (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ harissa lamb chops (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  6. ^ DeLallo Foods (delallo.com)
  7. ^ A Spicy Perspective (www.aspicyperspective.com)
  8. ^ Love and Olive Oil (www.loveandoliveoil.com)
  9. ^ Gimme Some Oven (www.gimmesomeoven.com)
  10. ^ Two Peas and Their Pod (www.twopeasandtheirpod.com)
  11. ^ Ultimate Al Fresco Dining Giveaway (www.skinny-bits.com)
  12. ^ SaladSavors (www.delallo.com)
  13. ^ SaladSavors® (www.delallo.com)
  14. ^ click here for a chance to win this giveaway (www.skinny-bits.com)
  15. ^ DeLallo (www.delallo.com)

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