White Bean Chicken Chili

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White Bean Chicken Chili

This chili is quick, delicious, flavorful, and healthy. Plus being a large batch meal, you’ll be sure to have leftovers #mealprep

Quick White Chili Recipe

Quick chili recipe

What I like most about chili is how quick it can be to make. It also requires pretty little effort on your part, making it ideal for a busy schedule. Often times, we already have a lot of the ingredients on hand, so there’s just a few things to pick up.
In my house, we love all kinds of chili. We usually go the traditional route with red kidney beans. But ever since we tried the white bean chicken chili at the Cheesecake Factory, we’ve been hooked. We live blocks away from one, which could be dangerous. With goals of eating more meals in, I decided to make it at home. It turned out so well that this recipe was born.

How to make white chili

White bean chicken chili is really easy to make.
You’ll need:
White beans
Low sodium chicken broth
Chicken – I opt for the rotisserie chicken from the store to save time. Plus you could probably use it and make another meal out of it
Cooked bacon
Green chile
Diced onions

Essentially this is a one pot, dump and go meal. Brown your onions in oil. Dump everything else in. Season to your liking, and it’s ready!

Healthy White Bean Chicken Chili

White bean chicken chili recipe

Get the recipe here, enjoy it for dinner and lunch!

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White Bean Chicken Chili
Recipe type: Dinner
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Serves: 6
Quick, healthy, and flavorful chili to have for dinner tonight!
  • 1 tbs olive or coconut oil
  • ½ red onion diced
  • 1 poblano pepper diced
  • 2 serrano peppers diced
  • 4 oz canned diced jalapenos
  • 4 oz canned green chile
  • 2 lbs rotisserie chicken chopped (or about 4 cups)
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 - 15 oz cans cannellini beans, Great Northern beans will work too; rinsed and drained
  • 32 oz low sodium chicken broth, 1 cup separated
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tbs water
  • The following seasonings to taste: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin
  1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and peppers. Let them cook for about 3-5 minutes until they start to get soft.
  3. Add the jalapenos, green chile, chicken, and bacon.
  4. Mix around to combine.
  5. Pour in the chicken broth minus the 1 cup that's reserved.
  6. Add 2 cans of beans.
  7. Add seasonings.
  8. Let simmer over low to medium heat.
  9. While everything is simmering up, add the cup of broth and the can of beans to a blender and blend together.
  10. Pour the mixture into the pot.
  11. Let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  12. If your chili isn't thickening, mix 1 tbs cornstarch with 1 tbs water in a small pour and pour in.
  13. Let simmer for another couple of minutes.
  14. Serve and eat!

Until next time! -Atim

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24 Responses

  1. Kim G
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    This looks like a hearty meal – perfect for a cold winter night. Thanks for posting!

  2. Andrea
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    Yum! I have been wanting a recipe exactly like this. I’ll be trying it this weekend!

  3. Kimberly Hatting
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    This is very similar to my recipe…except I also add in some shredded cheese and sour cream before serving. I never thought of the bacon….gonna try that next time 😉

    • Atim Effiong
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      Yum! I’ll have to try your recipe. I love chili!

  4. Deborah Brooks
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    I am not a chicken eater but my husband would love this!

    • Atim Effiong
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      I think it would be pretty good without the meat!

  5. Rachel
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    Looks yummy! I’m always looking for a new chili recipe. I’ll have to add this into the rotation!

  6. Angela
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    Love this recipe and it looks so delicious! Going to pin it and try it for myself!

  7. Toni
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    yum! Looks so delicious and easy to make! CAnt wait to try it!

  8. I loooove chicken chili. I’m always looking for new recipes for it to try, so I can’t wait to give this a whirl. I’m excited about all the different kinds of peppers in there!

    • Atim Effiong
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      Yes, I hope you get a chance to make and enjoy this one!

  9. Jenn
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    Oooh. I love white chicken chili. I never thought to add bacon, but bacon makes everything better, so sign me up!

  10. Wendy
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    I love white chili for a change of pace from tomato based! Yum!

  11. Agness of Fit Travelling
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    This is an exceptional chicken recipe, Atim! Can I use red onion for this recipe?

  12. Farrah
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    Hooray for chili! So perfect for this time of year! :] I haven’t made any yet this season, so that’s definitely going to need to change!

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