A wonderful full-flavored meal that will warm you on a cold winter night.

1 tablespoon canola oil

3 skinless boneless chicken breasts, cubed

1/2 pound low fat turkey sausage, 1" slices

1 medium onion, chopped

3 large carrots, peeled and diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground thyme

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

15 ounces fat-free chicken broth, divided

15 ounces canned seasoned diced tomatoes

15 ounces canned great northern beans, canned

salt and pepper to taste

In a large deep heavy skillet, heat oil. Add chicken and sausage. Cook over medium-hot heat until browned. Remove chicken and sausage from pan and set aside. Add onions and carrots to the skillet and cook until tender.

Add garlic, thyme, and pepper flakes and cook 1 minute. Add 1 cup of the broth and bring to a boil. Stir to deglaze the pan. Add tomatoes, beans, and reserved meat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until it reaches desired consistency. Stir occasionally. For a thinner consistency, add additional broth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Note: This dish can be thinned or thickened to desired consistency. It can be served as a soup or allow it to thicken and serve it on top of noodles or rice.

Serves

Nutritional Information per serving:

Calories 445

Fat, gm. 11

Protein, gm. 51

Carbs, gm. 36

Cholesterol, mg. 100

Fiber, gm. 8.2