Spicy 3 Bean Chicken Stew

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Hello fellow freestylers!  Are you excited about the new program?  I’m going to go more into my thoughts on in on the weekly weigh-in post, but I wanted to post this today to help all of you that need a fast and easy 0 Smartpoint dish!

Now I do have to warn you, the chicken broth has a point if you eat the whole thing.  I’d love the meet the person who could, because after eating just a bowl of this for lunch I could barely eat dinner.

It’s warm, filling, and definitely feels like comfort food!


2 Cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 Can Kidney Beans(be sure to get the kind without sauce), drained and rinsed
1 Can Corn

1 Medium Yellow Onion, chopped
3 Celery stalks, diced

1 Tablespoon Crushed Red Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin
2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

3 Teaspoons Better than Bouillon Chicken base mixed with 3 cups water

1 1/2 Pounds Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, halfed if they are really large

Method of Preparation:

Instant Pot:
Turn Pot to Saute mode, spray with cooking spray, and saute onions and celery about a minute. Add beans, seasoning and broth.  Give it a good stir and place the chicken on top.

Turn the pot off, secure the lid, and put on manual mode for 8 minutes.  Naturally release for 15 minutes, and then release any remaining pressure.

Remove chicken breasts (do a temp check to make sure they reached a safe temperature.  I always do even though they never have not been unsafe.  I’m a freak) and shred.  Return to pot.

Slow Cooker:

Same as Instant Pot except no sauteing.  Dump everything into the pool and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 or until your chicken is shredding consistency.

I’ve tried this a couple of different ways.  This is a more “people in general” spice mix.  Making it just for me, and I LOVE spicy, I double my cumin and add an extra teaspoon of crushed red.

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4 thoughts on “Spicy 3 Bean Chicken Stew

  1. How many points and serving size with the original smart points…I am still using the older point system and not the freestyle??


  2. What is the serving size? I just made this recipe and love it! Just curious on serving size. Even though it is zero, I’m careful about not eating too much. Thx!


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