Great Northern Bean Chili

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours


8 servings

Updated: Sep. 25, 2022
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
Great Northern Bean Chili Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. 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.