White Bean Chili

Posted by on February 24, 2007 in Blog | 0 comments


  • 1 lb chicken, cut up
  • 1 medium onion,chopped
  • 1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cans white beans, rinsed and drained*
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 1 can green chilies
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 C whipping cream**
  • 1 C sour cream

Fry together the chicken, onion and garlic (I’d actually use only 1 tsp garlic powder). Add the white beans, green chilies, chicken broth, salt, oregano, and pepper. Heat thoroughly on stove top. Just before serving add the whipping cream and sour cream.

*I used 1/2 lb of dry great northern beans. I rinsed the beans, put them in a pot with 2 quarts of water and brought it to a boil. I boiled them for 5 minutes, then turned off the heat and let them soak for 1 hour. Then I drained and rinsed the beans, added more water and then simmered them for 1-1/2 to 2 hours. Important if you choose this method for cooking beans…don’t add anything to the beans until they are softened (salt, onions, tomatoes, etc.) or it will take forever for them to soften.

**I used Half and Half, instead of the whipping cream. It was still really tasty, just not quite as heavy on the fat.

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