Friday, August 30, 2013

Hearty White Bean Chicken Chili

With fall right around the corner, it's time to start thinking of all of the hearty dishes that will warm us up on those crispy cool days.  Nothing says warm and hearty like a good bowl of chili, and this white bean chicken chili offers a twist on a classic.

You can prepare this in a slow cooker and come home to a great aroma and a filling meal, or you can whip it up just before dinner.  It's also a perfect crowd pleaser for game days!  You could use canned beans and store-ready rotisserie chicken, as well.  White bean chicken chili is one easy and filling dish.

  • 1 1/2 lb chicken breast
  • 1 medium/large onion, diced
  • 1 lb white beans
  • 2 cans corn, drained
  • 2 x 4 oz cans chilis of your choice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cubes of chicken broth
  • salt 
  • pepper 
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  1. Prepare beans as directed on package. Just make sure you don't cook them all the way, leave a little bit under cooked.
  2. Fill a pot with cold water and place chicken breasts in. Bring to boil and boil for about 20-25 min, until chicken is ready. When it starts boiling, add the 2 cubes of chicken broth.
  3. Once the chicken is ready, shred it on pieces. Don't discard the chicken broth yet.
  4. In a large pot, saute onion until it becomes translucent. 
  5. Add the shredded chicken, beans, corn, chilis, cumin, and oregano.Stir well and add 32 oz of the chicken broth that was left. 
  6. Bring to boil and let it simmer for about 25 min. Add salt, pepper, and fresh lime juice. Leave it for another 5-10 min to simmer.
  7. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese on top and enjoy!
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  1. Amy @ Marvelous MommyAugust 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing! I pinned it!

  2. This looks like a great weeknight meal and most of the items I usually have on hand. I can't wait to make it!

  3. Totally pinned this! It looks delicious! Quizno's used to make a Chicken Chili and I have never found anything to replace it once they did away with it :( It was so yummy. So I am going to give this a go! I found you from the Simply Create Link Party!

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  4. I think you will like it. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Your white bean chilie sounds yummy, I want to share this with my son, who loves to cook. Thanks for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Girl to link up this weekend. Karren

  6. Mmm... looks lovely! Definitely one to try... I discovered white beans a couple of years ago doing the South Beach Diet and was surprised by how tasty they are! Delicious blended up with onion, herbs and yogurt to make a creamy soup too :D

  7. Wanda Ann @ Memories by the MiSeptember 1, 2013 at 7:46 PM

    I've been craving something just like this. Thank you for the recipe, looks and sounds delicious! Pinning and sharing on facebook.
    Thank you for joining us at our Social Sunday.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  8. This look and sound yummy! Just stopping by from Marvelous Monday!

  9. That looks delicious!!! Thanks for sharing it at Monday Funday!

  10. Your Chili looks great! I would love for you to stop by and share on my Heavenly Achievements link up! It goes live every Monday!

  11. This looks so yummy! I love chili, can't wait to try this!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  12. I never had white chili before but it turned out to be great meal.

  13. You've just helped me decide what I'm making for dinner tonight! This looks so yummy and warming and I've got all the ingredients in the house already too! :)

  14. thanks for sharing, old follower

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  15. Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater!September 3, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I have a recipe similar to this & it is soo good! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #28.

    ~Amber @

  16. Helen @lovelyandloving.comSeptember 3, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    This looks so yummy and super easy to make. This would be great for those cold rainy winter nights that we have in England! I've pinned this and can't wait to try it.

  17. Sounds great! I'm hosting a candle giveaway that you should enter!

  18. Thanks for the recipe I have been looking for a good one for white chicken chili. I love white chicken chili in the fall it is so delicious!

  19. Heather @FrenchPressSeptember 3, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    what a wonderful fall meal! I cannot wait to try it. Thanks so much for linking to Wake Up Wednesdays

  20. This looks delicious! I LOVE a good chili recipe, especially the white chili!! Thanks for sharing at Wake Up Wednesdays!

  21. Sounds delish! I'm hosting a candle giveaway that you should enter!

  22. I love easy dishes like this for Dinner! =) Stopping by from Inspire Me Monday at "Create with Joy" !!

  23. This chili looks delicious. I've got to give it a try. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

  24. I have never had white chili before, will have to try this, yum! Thank you for sharing and partying with us.

  25. This looks delicious!! Just stopping by found from Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop.

  26. Thanks for linking up to my first party. This looks delish! I hope you will come back next week.

  27. It is great hearty recipe for cooler days.

  28. I have never tried white chili before but this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!

  29. This looks great - do hope you'll share at Empty Your Archive this week - Alice


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