Michelle's Blonde Chicken Chili


People who have tasted this thick mix of beans, spices and chicken can't get enough. I've placed in my workplace's annual Halloween chili cook-off for the last three years. Looks strange -- tastes great! Serve with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and warm flour tortillas.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
10 cups


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 (4 ounce) cans chopped green chile peppers

  • 5 (14.5 ounce) cans great Northern beans, undrained

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, place the vegetable oil and chicken. Cook the chicken, stirring occasionally, until all pieces are evenly brown. Stir in the onions. Cook until translucent. Drain mixture and set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring the chicken broth and green chile peppers to a boil. Stir in 3 cans great northern beans, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro and crushed red pepper. Stir in the chicken and onion mixture, and reduce heat. Simmer 30 minutes or longer, adding additional beans from the remaining cans for a thicker consistency as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

412 Calories
4g Fat
47g Carbs
47g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 412
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 362mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 47g
Vitamin C 21mg 107%
Calcium 142mg 11%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1160mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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