Creamy White Bean Chicken Chili

It’s 51 degrees right now….dark and rainy. It’s also May 25th!! Portland is evidently late getting the memo that winter is over and we’re two months into Spring. This would be the perfect way to warm up. It’s incredibly simple to make and delicious.

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon oil
2 cans (15 1/2 ounces each) Great Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies (if you like less kick, add just one can)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whipping cream

In a large saucepan, saute chicken, onion and garlic powder in oil until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth, chilies and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream and cream. Garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired. Serve immediately. This is especially good served with tortilla chips. Makes about 6 servings.


3 comments on “Creamy White Bean Chicken Chili

  1. This looks so good! I might have to look and see if I have all the ingredients for this… it’s not a bbq chicken salad leftover kinda day… but I think I can use what’s already cut up to make this tonight! YUM!

  2. This turned out super yummy! Though I must admit, I didn’t have the kind of beans specified so I used what I had (some black leftover from the night before, Kidney & Pinto). I also used Fresh Garlic plus a little powder to make up the difference. I only had one can of green chilis so I went with it. It wasn’t too spicy for my 3 boys… my husband deemed it a “make it again.” So it’s a good one in my book! Also… I researched to read the comments on the original site… and saw that she mentioned sprinkling it with Paprika… made it pretty at the end! 🙂

  3. Tried this the other night. Tasty! I also shared the link with my sister, who lives in the rural mountains of the Philippines. She had the ingredients, tried it, and loved it so much she made it twice within a week. 🙂

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