Kidney Bean Recipes

Kidney beans are a staple ingredient in chili, but they’re so much more versatile than that. Check out our recipes with kidney beans for creative (and easy!) ideas.

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White Bean and Chicken Chili

3 reviews

To create this yummy white chili, I adapted three different recipes. It’s mild, so everyone can dig in. People who judge give it ribbons in recipes contests. —Julie White, Yacolt, Washington

Slow-Cooked White Chili

6 reviews

This satisfying slow-simmered chili features chicken, two kinds of beans and crunchy corn. "It's quick, easy and tastes great," says...


Italian Peasant Soup

15 reviews

My father shared this recipe with me, and I use it when I need a hearty, healthy meal. It's my...


Hearty Chicken Casserole

10 reviews

Bring the flavors of the Southwest to the table with this delectable high-fiber dish from Jenny Ebert of Eau Claire,...


Corn Bread-Topped Chicken Chili

6 reviews

After seeing a recipe for a slow cooker chicken potpie, I knew I had to try it. I loved the...

Soup for Two

1 review

This comforting and colorful soup from field editor Margery Bryan of Royal City, Washington is loaded with old-fashioned goodness. The...


Southwestern Turkey Dumpling Soup

4 reviews

Here's a Western twist on traditional turkey dumpling soup. I especially like this recipe because it's fast, easy and uses...

Tuscan Chicken and Beans

5 reviews

Rosemary and beans make a nice rustic Italian meal in this flavorful dish. —Marie Rizzio, Interlochen, Michigan


Makeover Mediterranean Chicken & Beans

10 reviews

This comforting casserole of chicken thighs, cannellini beans, tomato and cheese that's easy to prepare and healthy. Not only does...


Spicy Chicken Chili

9 reviews

My recipe was inspired by me being on a low-calorie, low-fat, high fiber diet. I entered it in a chili...


Chipotle Chicken and Beans

3 reviews

I was skeptical about this recipe due to its combination of ingredients, but it immediately became one of our all-time...

Chicken Chili Nachos

6 reviews

This is a “dash in the pan” dish that’s always a hit. The spicy nachos have plenty of chicken and...


Hearty Sausage-Chicken Chili

1 review

The company I work for has an annual chili cook-off, and this unusual recipe of mine was a winner. I...


Tuscan Chicken Soup

11 reviews

Change up your traditional chicken soup by adding delicious white kidney beans. It is also a great way to use...


Mexican White Chili

7 reviews

White chili may be a little different from what you're used to, but it's sure to warm you up on...


Chicken and Sweet Potato Chili

10 reviews

I enjoy this comforting chili on its own but it's wonderful spooned over a bed of steamed rice or an...

Pressure-Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili

5 reviews

My sister shared this chili recipe with me. The jalapeno adds just enough heat to notice but not too much...


Italian Chicken Meatball and Bean Soup

In North Dakota, it's pretty common for winter temps to fall below zero. Hearty soups like this are a must....


Chicken & Bean Chili

9 reviews

Chili Time is any time you want to make a hungry crowd happy. This creamy chili is a must at...


White Chili with a Kick

26 reviews

Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this spicy chili easy, but you could also cook your own. We like it with various...


Chicken Bean Soup

2 reviews

This easy soup is tasty and nutritious, too. I like to top individual bowls with a few sprigs of fresh...


Easy White Chicken Chili

18 reviews

Chili is one of our best cold-weather strategies. We use chicken and white beans for a twist on the regular...