White Bean and Chicken Chili

I’m surprised it’s taken us as long as it has to post a chicken chili recipe. We have no excuse. It’s easy and hearty and the most satisfying meal on long sleeve, winter coat, bundled up kind of days…like today. When we made Spoon Bread, which posted yesterday, chili seemed like the perfect pairing.


I prefer both turkey and chicken chili to beef chili so it will come as no surprise when I say that I really enjoyed this meal. We made our Spoon Bread in individual serving sizes just so that we could ladle the chili right on top of the bread and have a one bowl, comfort food meal. I know there are non-dippers out there, so this is probably not an option for you. But it was so delicious!!

If it’s cold where you live, try our new cold weather favorite!


White Bean and Chicken Chili

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course


  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1-2 cup chicken broth, depending on desired thickness
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 can (15 to 16 ounce) Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14.5 ounce) fire-roasted tomatoes, drained
  • 2 tbsp canned diced jalapenos
  • 1 cup frozen corn

Seasoning Mix:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • splash of soy sauce
  • couple dashes hot Sauce, to taste


  • In a large dutch oven, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until fragrant and translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chicken and cook over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until no longer pink.
  • Stir in 1 cup broth and cornstarch. Once cornstarch has dissolved, add beans, tomatoes, corn, jalapenos and seasoning mix. Bring to a boil then cover. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the other cup of broth to thin it out, if desired.
  • Add dashes of soy sauce and hot sauce, to taste. Serve with garnishes of your choice. Examples: tortilla chips, oyster crackers, shredded cheese, sour cream or Greek yogurt, green onions, chives, cilantro.
Keyword chicken, Chili, White Bean