White Bean Chili


White Bean Chili


  • 4 large boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound white beans (northern beans)
  • 1 1/2 qts. chicken stock
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp peanut or corn oil
  • 1 can green chiles
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 2 tsps ground coriander
  • 2 tsps dried oregano
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup monterey jack cheese


Combine beans, chicken stock, 1/2 of the onions, garlic, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hours, or until beans are tender. Cook the beans until little liquid remains. Add more chicken stock if needed. Brown chicken breasts in the skillet with oil. Remove and dice browned chicken. Add the rest of the onions in and cook til clear and tender (~ 5 minutes). Add rest of spices to the skillet and simmer 10 mins. Add the diced chiken and the cheese, simmer 10 more minutes (you can also reserve the cheese until serving time). Combine the beans with the items from the skillet and serve. Serves 4.

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