White Bean Chili

"Another version without the cream or half and half. Spices include cumin."
photo by Pvt Amys Mom photo by Pvt Amys Mom
photo by Pvt Amys Mom
Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • In a soup pot, heat oil, add the onions and garlic and saute until soft. Add the chicken and next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil then simmer for 30-60 minutes.
  • Serve topped with cheese.

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  1. Jora6512
    I made this in the crockpot: 3 cans Northern beans, leftover grilled chicken breast, 2 cups of water, and the seasonings. About 9 hours on low. Nice, easy, and very tasty.<br/><br/>This is going in my 'Tried and True' cookbook.
  2. ara6120
    This comes the closest to a recipe my sister-in-law debbie gave me when white bean chili first came out. Her spices were smack on. I've lost my recipe (shhhhh, don't tell my husband) and now with yours I don't have to put off making one of Will's favorite bowls.
  3. Merlot
    Oh my, did this ever hit the spot. The weather turned chilly and rainy so this Chili really was perfect for dinner. I made it exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. We particularly loved the green chilies in it....very nice touch. This is a winner, Jenny Frenny !!!!!!!
  4. Pvt Amys Mom
    This was a good chili. I almost did not put the oregano or cloves in but decided I needed to make it as written to fairly rate it ... But (with that said, LOL)I added an extra tablespoon of chili powder and I only used 4 cups of chicken broth and next time I will use less. I like a thick chili and with the 4 cups of broth it was more soupy. I thickened it up with some cornstarch. Hubby liked it and I will definately make it again. Thank you for posting your recipe! Renee


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