White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe
- 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, divided
- 3 cups chicken broth, divided
- 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream and minced fresh cilantro, optional
- Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil.
- Stir in the onion, garlic and jalapeno; cook 2 minutes longer. Sprinkle with oregano and cumin; cook 1 minute longer or until chicken is browned and vegetables are tender. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
- In a small bowl, mash 1 cup of beans; add 1/2 cup broth and stir until blended. Add to the slow cooker with the remaining beans and broth.
- Cover and cook on low for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Stir before serving. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with sour cream and cilantro if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Reviews for White Bean Chicken Chili
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"This chili has really good flavor. It's a little soupy. I ended up having to strain out some of the broth and mash all the stuff together, though not to a pulp... I added tomatillos diced up in it. I used a poblano pepper instead of a jalapeno which is an idea if you want a mellow spiciness rather than a sharp spiciness. So other than it being soupy, pretty awesome."
"I used a 4 qt dutch oven covered in a 300 degree oven for about an hour and a half to cook. Then I added masa harina (corn flour) to thicken it up a bit. Just 1/4 cup or so mixed with 1/2 a cup of water to make a paste during the last 15 minutes of cooking. Move the pan to the top of the stove to better monitor the chili towards the end. I thought it was pretty good."
"Cooking for two so cut recipe in half. Used canned chilies. It was excellent!"
"I used a can of green chilies instead of fresh jalapenos. Eliminated the sour cream and cheese. The family loved it."
"I have been making this recipe for many years. I mash 1 can of beans with some broth and add 2 additional cans drained beans to the soup. It seems to give it the right consistency for a chili. I add chopped canned jalapeno depending on who I am serving (kids- no jalapeno). I put out bowls of toppings for each person to select their own such as crushed baked tortilla chips, chopped avocado, chopped tomato, cheddar cheese, and sour cream. This is the most delicious soup and my family requests it even in the summer!!"