This chicken chili has few ingredients with lots of flavor. If you are looking for something quick and healthy, this is the recipe to use. This is wonderful over white or brown rice. Top with reduced-fat cheese and/or sour cream--I do both!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins
50 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine onion and celery in a pot over medium heat. Cook about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until vegetables are tender, about 2 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Add green chiles, then chili powder and 1 can cannellini beans. Cook until flavors marry, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, pour remaining can of beans into a bowl and mash to a paste consistency. Add mashed beans to the onion and bean mixture. Add chicken stock and cooked chicken. Reduce heat and simmer about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 32.7g; carbohydrates 36.4g; fat 7.6g; cholesterol 63.4mg; sodium 1243.2mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I really enjoyed the ease and simplicity of this chili--but most of all I really liked the idea of using beans instead of a dairy product to make this creamy. What a great idea! I did taste it after cooking and felt it needed more seasonings for our tastes so I used 2 tsps chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1 tsp oregano and some garlic and onion powder. I think you could easily customize this with any seasonings according to what you like. I also cooked mine a bit longer than 25 minutes to thicken it just a bit more. I served it topped with a bit of salsa and pepper jack cheese--delicious! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
Excellent recipe. I’m trying new. For one can of beans I added chili hot beans. My other beans wouldn’t mash ( human error) so I mixed the 2nd cup of broth with flour to thicken. ?There is just the two of us so I thought we had enough for two meals. My wife liked it so much I’ll have to make dinner tonight. Thanks a lot. Minimal work Read More