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Chicken and White Bean Chili

Here's a recipe I came up with for Chicken and White Bean Chili to go with my Tri-Color Cornbread. Every time I make chili, I think of my friend Jenny because she's the one who first showed me how to make chili. This version, however, is quite different. Instead of using ground beef, I used cubed chicken breasts. Instead of kidney beans, I used Northern beans. I hope you like this version of chili.

2 teaspoons oil
2 chicken breasts, cubed
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1/2 onion, diced
3 celery spears, peeled and diced
2 15.5 ounce cans of Northern beans, rinsed, drained
1 14.5 ounce can mild green chilies and diced tomatoes (or use any other type of canned tomatoes)

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add chicken and spices. Brown (no need to cook the chicken all the way through at this point).
2. Remove the chicken from the pan, add in the vegetables and saute till soft (you might need to add a bit of extra oil).
3. Add the chicken back into the pan. Add beans and tomatoes, mix and simmer for 20 minutes.
4. Make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through.
5. Serve with sour cream and cheese and scallions (not pictured).


Sasha said...

Okay, this is yum yum yum! Lol. Personally, chili is not chili for me without the beef but this does look delicious.

Now I want some chili... : /

Unknown said...

What a great recipe! I've never made chicken chili before.

Simones Kitchen said...

I think chili is actually quite versatile although technically probably not a chili anymore...:) I do think it looks gorgeous and delicious!

Leslie said...

I CAT STAND kidney Ilove the additioin of the white beans!

♥peachkins♥ said...

i usually have chili for dipping tortilla chips. This is adifferent version and I think a healthier one,too.

Peggy said...

looks delicious! I love chicken in chili!

The Hungry Mouse said...

Love, love, love white beans! Well done!


pigpigscorner said...

this is yum yum yum...I love chili!

Mary Bergfeld said...

This looks really interesting. I haven't had a white chili in years. I'll have to give this a shot.

lisaiscooking said...

I love chicken in chili, and this sounds great!

Velva said...

As soon as the weather cools down here in north Florida I will be making this recipe This is a great recipe.

Chef Fresco said...

Mmm great recipe - I love chili!

Marisa said...

This looks great. I only recently made my first chilli (a three-bean vegetarian one) and yours looks so interesting. Will definitely give it a go (plus TheHusband is a big chicken lover, so he'll be all smiles!).

Anonymous said...

Your chili sounds terrific with chicken & white beans, excellent version!

Hillary said...

Great chili recipe. Perfect for when the temperatures get cooler!