Total Time
4hrs 25mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 4 hrs

For a buffet, serve with chopped tomatoes, parsley, ripe olives, guacamole, scallions, sour cream, crumbled tortilla chips, or salsa cruda.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine beans, chicken broth, garlic, and 1/2 of onions in large soup kettle.
  2. Bring to boil and simmer until beans are tender- 3 hours or more.
  3. Add more broth if necessary.
  4. Saute remaining onions in oil until tender- add chilies and seasonings, mix thoroughly.
  5. Add to bean mixture.
  6. Add chicken and continue to simmer 1 hour.
  7. Serve topped with grated cheese.