Friday, March 25, 2011

White Bean and Chicken Chili = Yummy!

     Here is the White Bean and Chicken Chili recipe that so many of you asked for.  It is yummy and really easy. Don't let the ingredient list scare you off.  You just toss it all in a pot, I even toss in my chicken breasts frozen right out of the freezer. I like that.  I tend to forget to defrost. 
White Bean Chicken Chili
6 cans of white navy beans, drained (or about 1 lb. dried white beans--soak them overnight or boil for 1 hour or until tender)
2 c. water or chicken broth (or more depending how thick you want it)
1 jar of salsa
1 can green chilies
2-4 chicken breasts
1/2 onion, diced (or you can use dried)
1 c. shredded colby or cheddar cheese
1-2 cloves garlic (or you can use powdered)
1 T. cumin (or more, I like a lot of cumin)
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 T. McCormick Chicken Base (or you can use chicken bouillon)
Cayenne Pepper if you like more of a spicy soup
Garnish with fresh cilantro, sour cream, diced avocados, fresh lime squeezed & more shredded cheese.
Put all of the above ingredients into a large pot. Simmer until beans and chicken are tender and cooked through (I just throw my chicken breasts in raw and let them cook in the water. When they are cooked I take them out and chop them up. They give the broth more of a chicken flavor). Garnish with the above ingredients. Yum!!
      I had to go back and copy and paste this because for our crowd I always start with at least 12 cans of beans sometimes more.  Most of you won't need to feed the kind of crowd we have here.  In putting all of my recipes into my new computer program I smile to myself when the first ingredient is "One ten pound bag of potatoes." It makes it sound like I'm cooking for an army, which I am.  On behalf of my army, have a great weekend everyone.


  1. Is this what is for dinner tonight? ;) lol

  2. Oh Yummy! Thank you so much for a new recipe!! I am always on the lookout for something yummy and easy that my family will eat!