Tuesday, February 3, 2015

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili

This chili has been a HUGE hit in our challenge groups.

All you need are few simple ingredients to create this delicious 5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili recipe. You can make it quickly on the stove, or let it simmer all day in your slow cooker.

I used the slow cooker for mine. However, a few of our challengers made it the on stove top as well. DELICIOUS AND EASY BOTH WAYS.

5-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili

This delicious and easy white chicken chili recipe can be made with just 5 ingredients in 15 minutes!


  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cooked shredded chicken (*or see slow cooker method below, which uses uncooked chicken breasts)
  • 2 (15-oz) cans Great Northern beans, drained
  • 2 cups salsa verde
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • optional toppings: diced avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, chopped green onions, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips


Stovetop Method: Add chicken broth, shredded chicken, beans, salsa and cumin to a medium saucepan, and stir to combine.  Heat over medium-high heat until boiling, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for at least 5 minutes.
Serve warm with desired toppings.
Slow Cooker Method: Add chicken broth, 2 (uncooked) *boneless skinless chicken breasts, beans, salsa and cumin to a slow cooker, and stir to combine.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours until the chicken is cooked through and shreds easily with a fork.  Shred the chicken.
Serve warm with desired toppings.



“I Have Abs for the First Time in My life!”


This weeks transformation goes out to Vincent C.

Meet Vincent, age 29, from Chatham, NJ.
He entered The Beachbody Challenge in December, 2014 and won $1,000!

Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?

Before I started Beachbody programs I was in an awful place mentally. At my worst, I got up to a very soft 221 pounds. After this, I did some things to take some of the weight off, but I never stuck to anything, so changes were made but I would always slip back to gaining weight again and losing more and more muscle. When things truly changed for the worst though, was a few years back. I had two near death experiences due to exposure to peanuts and all of a sudden I developed severe anxiety. At the time, I didn’t know that it was anxiety – I felt like I was dying every single day. I worried all the time for my health – checking my pulse throughout the day. I went to the ER on multiple occasions thinking I was having a stroke and/or a heart attack. I once convinced myself that I had MS due to a constant tingling in the back of my head. It got to the point where it felt unbearable – and I KNEW something had to change.

What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?

I realized that I had developed an anxiety disorder. I researched ways to reduce anxiety without going on medication, but kept coming back to the same two things, changing your diet and exercise. As a result, I decided to go back to P90x- it had worked in the past for me, so why not try it again? At first it was tough, I was worried about my heart rate and got anxiety from doing the workouts. But I pushed through. I started to get better physically each day. As my physical health improved, I noticed my mental health changing too. Fast forward – I completed P90x twice, then INSANITY, then P90x2 … As of this past June, I decided to go full tilt on this. My anxiety had gone down, but maybe if I went 100% into the diet, it would nearly disappear? So I moved onto p90x3, got AWESOME results – so awesome that I actually became a Beachbody Coach! Now, after Body Beast, I am in the best shape of my life! I have abs for the first time in my life! I have never felt better physically OR mentally!

What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody® help you overcome that challenge?

My greatest challenge was always MYSELF. I had developed such bad anxiety that I was afraid of starting something too demanding. When I did start working out, I would sabotage myself by not eating right. Mentally, I was holding myself back due to fear and angst. Finally, the light went off after seeing a Beachbody infomercial for P90x. I dusted off my DVDs and Pushed Play. I had to mentally change who I was and what I believed, in order to complete these programs. It was not easy, but once I made these changes and COMMITTED, EVERYTHING in my life began to change for the better. I am an all around better person mind, body, and soul from these programs. I owe my life to them!!

What in particular did you like about the program you chose?

Body Beast was absolutely incredible. It was a challenge every single day, and I loved it. Sagi is a phenomenal trainer; he keeps you motivated and keeps pushing you to go further. I never thought I would love a program more than p90x, but then I found p90x3. Then I never thought I would love a program more than that, until I began Body Beast. The eating plan was HUGE in my success, and although a lot of prep was involved, it was so easy to follow. It changed everything I thought I knew about diet, weight training, and supplementation. The results speak for themselves, this is my SOULMATE program!!

Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?

Throughout the course of this journey, I have gone from 221 pounds, to a rock solid 180 pounds! I have added inches of muscle to my arms, shoulders, legs and chest, while dropping from a 38 waist size to a 32! Finally, I dropped from 25% body fat to a mere 11.6%! Physically, I am most proud of my abs, the compliments from others have been incredible. I cannot wait to walk around the beach this summer with this newfound confidence in my body! Even more than the physical changes, I am most proud of the changes these programs have caused for me mentally. This newfound confidence is something I never thought I would have. I never thought I could have a body like this. I am the strongest MENTALLY that I have ever been in my entire life. My entire outlook on myself has transformed, to go along with my physical transformation. Most importantly, being able to make these changes has shown me that NOTHING is impossible. If I can make these changes, ANYONE can! I CAN’T WAIT for my NEXT challenge!

How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?

Words cannot describe accurately how much Beachbody has changed my life. Through the completion of these programs, my battle with Generalized Anxiety Disorder has been won! 3+ years ago, I never thought I would be able to overcome this disease. It was crippling me and those I loved. However, I was determined to solve the problem without the use of medication. I did not want to be dependent on meds for the rest of my life at only 25 years old. Beachbody was the answer. These programs were my cure. I am now stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have a confidence that I have NEVER had in my entire life. Now going on 30, I am in the best shape of my life and getting more fit by the day!!! These programs changed me so much that I am now a coach helping OTHERS to undergo life changes, motivating them to complete these programs and to improve their overall health and fitness. I have never been happier in my entire life.

How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?

Participating in Challenge Groups have been HUGE in my success. My first Challenge Group experience was with p90x3. It really gave me the support system and structure to ensure that I finished the program ON TIME in 90 days and to make sure I pushed play every single day (even when I maybe was not feeling up to it!). They were huge for accountability and general success tips. The Challenge Group for Body Beast, specifically the Swoll Squad Man Cave was even MORE helpful. I was surrounded by over 50 guys, all looking to achieve the same goals, all using the same program to do this. We shared tips and tricks. We discussed supplementation. We discussed added workout ideas. It was absolutely instrumental in helping me to achieve these results.

You can change your life too. Take the Beachbody Challenge for the tools you need to Decide, Commit, and Succeed. Complete any Beachbody program, and enter your results for a free shirt and a chance to win cash & prizes.