Back in the day when I was not vegan, I used to absolutely love the white chicken chili at Roaster's restaurant. Fast forward to this long holiday weekend. I found myself craving the chili, so I ventured out to look for possible ingredients. I even looked at the Roaster's recipe online to see if I could veganize it. I finally decided to just "experiment" and see what happens. It turned out exceptionally well, and my non-vegan husband gave it a thumbs up. The weather was very cold today, so this warm, healthy vegan chili recipe really hit the spot. It only took nine ingredients to make, but the flavor and presentation look as if it took a long time to pull together.
Kale is one of my favorite vegetables, so I had to incorporate it into my recipe. It not only adds a new dimension of flavor, but the health benefits of this superfood are pretty impressive. I also used Tofurky chick'n in this vegan chili recipe, but I did not include it in the entire pot. I wanted to see how the chili tasted with and without "meat." By adding it into the chili, it contributes to over 15 grams of protein per serving! Both versions of the vegan chili were amazing. Since, I am a fan of very spicy food, I added cayenne pepper to my individual bowl. If you are making this as a family meal, you may want to keep the hot factor at a minimum, especially if you have a small child like me. Besides, not everyone is a fan of hot and spicy vegan food!
Meaty, protein-packed, savory, comfort food, in only nine ingredients!
Author: The Sensible Vegan
Recipe Type: Entree
Serving size: 2 cups Calories: 202.5 Fat: 2.25g
Sat Fat: 1.8g Carbohydrates: 30.7g Sugar: 1g Sodium: 322.2mg
Fiber: 12g Protein: 15.6g
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About Tabatha James
Tabatha James is a wife, mom, and children's book author who loves creating vegan recipes with 10 ingredients or less!