Flavorful White Chili Recipe
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Flavorful White Chili Recipe

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For a tasty twist on conventional chili, try this low-fat version. It's packed with plenty of beans, tender grilled chicken and a zippy blend of spices. —Wilda Bensenhaver of Deland, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 8 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + standing Cook: 8 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound dried great northern beans
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, grilled and cubed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups: 384 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1224mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 16g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 3 starch.


  1. Sort beans and rinse with cold water. Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid.
  2. Place beans in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the broth, onions, garlic and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until beans are almost tender. Add the chicken, chilies and salt; cover and cook for 1 hour or until the beans are tender. Serve with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Flavorful White Chili in Light & Tasty December/January 2002, p31

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bnrudy User ID: 659489 204650
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

"I used slow cooked pork-butt instead of chicken"

paulinelydia User ID: 4170913 82525
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"Didn't care for the spice mixture."

nrctermite User ID: 1136771 90673
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

"This is always a hit and my favorite white chili recipe."

ladyshelby User ID: 3152715 204649
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"looks good!"

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