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White Bean Chicken Chilli: Your Ultimate Comfort Food

Craving for a warm, hearty bowl of soup on a chilly evening? This White Bean Chicken Chilli is your perfect answer! Combining the richness of tender chicken with the creaminess of white beans and a melange of spices, this dish is sure to become a staple in your culinary repertoire.


  • Key ingredients: Tender chicken, creamy white beans, aromatic spices
  • Suitable for: Family dinners, gatherings, meal prepping
  • Storage: Freezable and perfect for leftovers


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 850g white beans, cleaned and drained
  • 113g green chilies, chopped
  • 3 to 4 cups chicken broth (adjust according to preferred consistency)
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (or use any shredded cooked chicken)
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper, to adjust taste

Optional Toppings:
Avocado slices, shredded cheese, sour cream, more cilantro.


  1. Begin by heating olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onions and sauté until they turn translucent, roughly 3-4 minutes.
  3. Introduce the garlic and jalapeno to the pot and continue to sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Pour in white beans, green chilies, chicken broth, lime juice, and then sprinkle in the cumin, chilli powder, and oregano.
  5. Add shredded chicken, cilantro, salt, and pepper to the pot. Mix everything together and let it simmer on low heat for about 15 minutes.
  6. Once done, serve the chilli in bowls garnished with your choice of toppings.

Chef’s Tip:
Storing and Savoring Leftovers: Allow the chilli to cool down completely before transferring it to an airtight container for refrigeration. It can last up to five days in the fridge. For those busy days, consider doubling the recipe and freezing the extra for future meals. Make sure to label and date the container. The chilli can be frozen for up to three months. Always defrost in the refrigerator before reheating and serving.

Enjoy this delightful bowl of White Bean Chicken Chilli and let its flavors comfort and warm you from the inside out!

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