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Great Northern Bean Chili

Seven ingredients makes this mild version of a Southwestern chicken chili. I like to add a dash of hot sauce and some sour cream on top, and serve it with tortilla chips. It's a great alternative to traditional chili. —mamesmom, Taste of Home Online Community
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 jar (48 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, optional
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • In a large skillet, brown chicken in oil. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the beans, salsa, broth, cumin if desired and chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or until chicken is tender. Serve with cheese.

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  • mathisona
    Feb 4, 2013

    I make this all the time. My 14 year old son loves it. I also mix the cheese in while cooking, and server it with tortilla chips

  • Carol DeLoach
    Oct 31, 2011

    I make this all the time, but I include the cheese while it is cooking. Great tasting chili.