White Bean Chili

I admit, I’m a huge fan of beef chili, so when I came across this recipe for white bean chili (with chicken?!) I was a little hesitant. Would I take a big spoonful and long for a nice piece of tender chuck instead?

White Bean Chili

Nope.

This chili is very good. It’s herby, for sure, thanks to a sizable amount of oregano and fresh cilantro. The chicken is tender and tasty. I added a dollop of sour cream to bring a nice cool contrast.

This awesome white bean chili gets even better the next day. So does my spicy white chicken chili.

White Bean Chili
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White Bean Chili

This chili is very good. It’s herby, for sure, thanks to a sizable amount of oregano and fresh cilantro. The chicken is tender and tasty. I added a dollop of sour cream to bring a nice cool contrast.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword beans, chili
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 4 hours
Servings 10
Calories 298kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried navy beans
  • 5 cups chicken stock plus more if needed
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sweet onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 2 7 ounce green chiles chopped
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless, skinless, chopped fine
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • Pinch dried red pepper flake or more
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped plus more for garnish
  • Sour cream for serving

Instructions

  • Soak beans in water for 2 hours. Rinse and drain well.
  • Place beans in a large pot or Dutch oven and add chicken stock. Bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium high heat, melt the butter.
  • Add the onion and saute for 3 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and chiles and saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Add onion mixture to beans, along with remaining ingredients except for the sour cream.
  • Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. If the mixture gets too thin add a little bit more stock (or water).
  • Serve topped with sour cream and cilantro.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 230mg | Potassium: 873mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

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