Second only to the ketogenic diet, Whole30 has been surging in popularity in 2018, and Pinterest's new data reflects that trend. The popular diet plan was designed to reset your metabolism, improve gut health, and reduce cravings by cutting out dairy, grains, alcohol, legumes, added sugar, and all types of "junk" food. As such, finding tasty recipes that actually fit these parameters is easier said than done. Enter The Real Food Dietitian's recipe for slow cooker white chicken chili, which is Pinterest's most popular Whole30-friendly recipe, with over 200,000 saves. Find the entire recipe below:
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium bell pepper, any color, diced
1 small jalapeño, seeds and membranes removed and finely diced
6 cloves of garlic, minced
2 1/2 tsp. ground cumin (add more to taste)
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. chili powder (add more to taste)
1 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
4 cups organic chicken broth or homemade bone broth (for thicker soup, reduce broth to 2 to 3 cups)
1 14-ounce can full-fat coconut milk
Juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Fresh cilantro and lime wedges for garnish, optional
Add onion, peppers, garlic, and spices (cumin through black pepper) to the bottom of a slow cooker. Arrange chicken on top of vegetables in a single layer. Add broth and place lid on slow cooker.
Set heat to low and cook seven to eight hours or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender.
Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return chicken to slow cooker.
Turn heat to high. Add coconut milk, stir, and replace lid. Continue heating an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until soup is heated through.
Stir in lime juice and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve in bowls garnished with chopped cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.
Head over to The Real Food Dietitian for the stovetop and Instant Pot versions.