White Chicken Chili

A twist on a classic. Replace the usual beef with chicken for a lighter yet savory option.  While you don’t have to add the beans, we think they really round out each bite to make it the perfect chili. Tasty and spicy chicken chili made with chicken. Perfect for dinner anytime of year!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, such as cannellini, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups gluten-free chicken stock
  • 1 pound cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • juice of 1 line
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro



Heat the oil in a large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper and jalapeno and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until soft. Add the chili powder, oregano, cumin and salt and cook, stirring, for about another 30 seconds.


Add the beans and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer gently, uncovered, for about 20 minutes.


Ladle about half the bean mixture into a blender or food processor and puree. Return the puree to the pan along with the shredded chicken. Simmer for about 10 minutes, or until heated through. Just before serving, stir in the lime juice and cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy.

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