White Bean Chicken Chili

You all know how I love meals that are healthy, but quick and easy to get on the table, right?
Between running Newt to her classes and activities, homeschooling and spending extra hours in front of my laptop, I’m finding it more important than ever.
This dish is nearly perfect. It takes only minutes to make but tastes amazing. Pair it with a quick salad and some bread and you’ve got a meal. If only everything good was this easy.

White Bean Chicken Chili
Recipe type: Soup/Stew
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Serves: 6
This chili is great for busy nights. It comes together in a hurry, but has a flavor that no one will think you skimped on.
  • 2 (15-ounce cans) cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 cups chicken broth (homemade or canned)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies , undrained
  • 1½ - 2 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 3-4 Tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt to taste (will vary depending on homemade or canned broth)
  • Shredded Cheddar or Monterey-Jack cheese
  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese in soup-pot.
  2. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until desired thickness.
  3. Garnish with shredded cheese.
This can also be cooked in the crockpot, but it will be more souplike (as pictured). Dump all ingredients in crockpot and cook on high 1 hour or low 2-3 hours (or longer - it won't hurt). Garnish with cheese.


  1. Yummy. Looks really good.

  2. This is one of my favorite quick and easy meals! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to take a look. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!

  4. I actually don’t like beans and I think this is still one of the best foods we can have on lunch.. I hope my family will like this..

    • I hope so too. Let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This white bean chicken chili looks very delicious. But you know what’s more good about this? You shared the recipe and procedure on how to make this. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hey Heidi, how many does this recipe serve?

    • Oops- sorry I left that off. It serves six. I just updated the recipe to reflect that.


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