White Chicken Chili

I found this recipe in 2001 on the label of a Bush’s beans can.  I was happy that my husband liked it as much as I did, since he generally preferred beef or pork to chicken.  This is a quick way to make a flavorful, filling meal.  Based on four servings, each bowl has only 168 calories and 2.32 grams of fat.

WHITE CHICKEN CHILI

  • One medium onion, chopped
  • 3 Tblsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tblsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1-¾ cup homemade chicken broth (or 14.5 oz. can of broth)
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • Two 16 oz. cans cannellini or great northern beans (Bush’s)
  • 1-½ cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste (canned broth can be saltier – taste first before adding salt)

In a large saucepan, cook onion in oil for 4-6 minutes until onion is soft.

Whisk flour into ½ cup cold chicken broth.  Add to onion and stir.  Add remaining chicken broth, cumin,  beans, chicken, pepper and salt.  Bring mixture to a boil over medium high heat, then lower heat and simmer at medium low heat for 10 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Makes 4 servings.  I like the spiciness of the recipe but for more heat, you could add some chili powder. 

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

5 thoughts on “White Chicken Chili”

  1. Lillian, you have no idea how happy I am to see this recipe! The calorie count fits right into this new strict diet I’m on for the next 2 weeks. I am going to make this this weekend! That is also a lovely soup bowl and saucer – you take great pictures!

  2. I’ll have to give that a try. It’s certainly healthy, as well as fewer calories than many a meal. Thanks for another good one!

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