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Great Northern Bean Chili Recipe

Great Northern Bean Chili Recipe

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 YIELD: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 (8 ounces) 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. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 401 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 1049mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 38g protein.

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mathisona User ID: 1740406 184709
Reviewed 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 User ID: 889758 184708
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

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

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