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Flavorful White Chili Recipe

Flavorful White Chili Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Flavorful White Chili

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2014

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

Reviewed Feb. 16, 2010

"Didn't care for the spice mixture."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2009

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

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2009

"looks good!"

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