A light, spicy soup that is great in any season. I hope you enjoy this recipe; my family sure does! For spicier tastes, add more cayenne or your favorite hot sauce. Serve with crackers, cheddar cheese, or sour cream.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute chicken, green bell pepper, and onion in hot oil until the chicken is browned and the vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir jalapeno peppers and garlic into the chicken mixture; continue to cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Pour chicken broth over the chicken mixture. Stir salsa, chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper into the broth; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook at a simmer until the chicken is tender and no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes.

  • Stir beans and cilantro into the chili, cook until the beans are hot and soft, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

297.9 calories; 31.4 g protein; 28.1 g carbohydrates; 61 mg cholesterol; 1001.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2015
DELISH! This was so good, it was eaten before I could even get a pic! I made a half batch, but wished I had made a full batch. I used a medium roasted tomato & chipotle salsa (World Table brand) and the flavors were perfect! I made it exactly as written and the chicken was super tender. I will definitely be making this again! No need to change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2015
DELISH! This was so good, it was eaten before I could even get a pic! I made a half batch, but wished I had made a full batch. I used a medium roasted tomato & chipotle salsa (World Table brand) and the flavors were perfect! I made it exactly as written and the chicken was super tender. I will definitely be making this again! No need to change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2015
DELISH! This was so good, it was eaten before I could even get a pic! I made a half batch, but wished I had made a full batch. I used a medium roasted tomato & chipotle salsa (World Table brand) and the flavors were perfect! I made it exactly as written and the chicken was super tender. I will definitely be making this again! No need to change a thing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2015
This healthy chicken chili has perfect heat that makes it the ultimate winter meal and great for game days! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/14/2014
For personal preference I used only half the Cumin and omitted the Cilantro. The chicken breast seemed dry so I would try thigh meat next time. Also it was more like a soup vs thick like a Chili. The taste was excellent. I'll definitely try this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2015
Chicken & White Bean Chili Haiku: "Used Great Northern beans instead of cannellini. Well they both are white!" Did everything as written other than my above swap and also making this stupid easy by using a Costco large can of Kirkland chicken in place of the breast. This chili REALLY surprised us as to how tasty it was but I think one has to use a good quality salsa since there is neither chili powder nor diced tomatoes in this recipe. Will look forward to making this again (and again and again) and definitely give it a try w/ cannellinis and/or chicken breast as written! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2015
Both my husband and I loved this chili. I can tell you if you used the jalapeno peppers I am sure that your mouth had to be on fire. I did not use them I cut the spices in half except for the black pepper and I used crushed red pepper flakes for the heat. DELISH for those who don't like cilantro forget about it it tastes fine without it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2017
After seeing a can of white chicken chili in the grocery store I searched Allrecipes for a better recipe using fresh ingredients. This one delivered! I did change it a bit for our wimpy tastes: used deli chicken (white and dark meat) substituted a red pepper for jalapeño Roasted Salsa Verde (World Table brand) 1 t. cumin 1/8 t. pepper no cayenne 1 t. dried cilantro 3 cans of white beans and about 2 cups of homemade chicken stock. Excellent! Served with sautéed greens cornbread and fresh pineapple. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2018
followed the recipe with these exceptions: used half a jar of herndez Verde instead of tomato salsa. used only one jalapeno. added 2tb each of flour and cornstarch later to help it thicken up (used some broth from the soup and l in a separate bowl to mix before incorporating into the soup to avoid lumps). Crowd pleaser for sure turned out very nice with a mild amount of spiciness. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/04/2017
It was delicious! Far better to me than chili made with hamburger. I'll definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2017
I dropped the peppers and jalepenos because I had plenty of those in the home made salsa I used with it. Read More
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