Green Chili With White Beans (Aka, White Bean Chicken Chili)

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins
Recipe by HearthBeats

This recipe is a combination of several White Bean Chicken Chili recipes with my own personal adaptations. The chili ends up looking like Green Chili with White Beans.

Top Review by SarasotaCook

Made for PAC 2010. Loved it. I love lots of different chilies and I'm a bit chili fan as well. I followed the recipe, but just a few notes. When I poached the chicken, I add a small onion (discarded after), a bay leaf, and some peppercorns for just a little more flavor. I also used 2 chicken breasts because mine were relatively small. You didn't mention to rinse or drain the beans, I drained, but didn't rinse. I didn't have tomatillo and thought it looked pretty without it but I did use the sour cream, some queso fresco and cilantro. Excellent, definitely enjoyed and will definitely make it again, Thx Kim

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté onion, garlic and peppers with olive oil.
  2. Poach boneless skinless chicken breast in chicken broth. Remove from broth, let cool and dice.
  3. Add chicken, chicken broth, beans, corn, onion, garlic & pepper mixture and seasonings to crock pot.
  4. Cook in crock pot on high for at least 2 hours.
  5. Serve garnished with a spoon of cumin cream (made by combining 1 teaspoon ground cumin with 1 cup low-fat or fat-free plain yogurt), a spoon of tomatilla salsa (best made from fresh tomatilla's, with jalapeno, red onion, cilantro and lime juice - but in a pinch I like to have a small can of Herdez Salsa Verde on hand), and a sprinkle of fresh chopped cilantro.
  6. For those who dare add any more Fat & Cholesterol, add a sprinkle of shredded cheese such as Monterey Jack or Cheddar - a little crumbled Queso Blanco, or Queso Fresco would be nice too.
  7. Pairs well with cornbread.

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