Monday, September 22, 2014

White Bean Chicken Chili

With all of this darned rainy weather we are getting here in AZ, I was I'm need of a tasty chili. I had extra chicken in my refrigerator and it needed to be cooked before it went bad. Sooo.... This is what I cooked up! I actually love it.... I mean, love it more than regular, old fashioned chili. I hope you do too, because its super easy. Enjoy.....

6 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Cook: 3 hours


  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 3 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream and minced fresh cilantro, optional


1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil.

  • 2. Stir in the onion, garlic and jalapeno; cook 2 minutes longer.

  • 3. Sprinkle with oregano and cumin; cook 1 minute longer or until chicken is browned and vegetables are tender. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker.

  • 4. In a small bowl, mash 1 cup of beans; add 1/2 cup broth and stir until blended. Add to the slow cooker with the remaining beans and broth.

    • 5. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until chicken is tender. Stir before serving. Sprinkle with cheese. Garnish with avocado and cilantro if desired.  (I also added a little bit of Feta!)

    *** If you want to cook the chicken in the crock pot all day with the ingredients, you can do that as well. No need to cook it beforehand. It can cook all day on med heat for about 6 hours!***
    Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 334 calories, 15 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,063 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein.

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