"I love a hearty beef chili as much as the next guy, but once in a while there's nothing wrong with going over to the light side and enjoying an equally comforting bowl of white bean and chicken chili." — Chef John
Watch video tips and tricks
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
ancho chile powder
chipotle pepper powder
chicken broth, divided
2 (15 ounce) cans
white beans, drained
white sugar, or to taste
cayenne pepper, or to taste
chopped green onions
chopped fresh cilantro
This was fantastic! Absolutely delicious, I loved it! Need I say more? I was worried because I don't like chipolte, but this definitely worked well together. So light and yummy!
Extremely Spicy- too overwhelming with the different chili powders. I only used one TEASPOON of the ancho chile powder, not one tablespoon as the recipe calls for. I am glad I listened to my common sense. I usually like spicy food, but wish I had reduced the peppers even more. If you want to try this recipe start with 1/4 the amount of ground peppers it calls for, and then add more if you like. I wonder if all the rave reviews came from people who do not have these particular spices in their cabinet, so they substituted a milder chili powder.
This was a win!!! I sautéed cubed chicken, and seasoned it with regular chili powder (all I had on hand) garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin (eyeballed amounts) I subbed a can of diced tomato for 1 cup of the chicken broth...kept everything else the same...quick, easy weeknight meal!
I made this tonight, when the boyfriend came home sick. Spicy food always makes him feel better, and man, was this spicy. I made a few changes--I didn't have chipotle or ancho chile powder on hand, so I used a generic chili powder blend, and threw a couple adobo chipotle peppers in with the spices, deseeded and chopped. I added a little cinnamon and just a dash of cloves, because I think they play with the other flavors well, and add a hint of complexity. This is a keeper. It's quick, it's cheap, it's delicious, and if you have a 3 quart skillet, it only uses one pan. A perfect dinner to spice up the middle of the week. No pun intended, honestly.
Love chef John's videos and his recipes. This is no exception, except I'm one of those people who do not like cilantro - I replace it with parsley. Also appreciate the white meat gesture.
The perfect white chili!
So good! I wouldn't change a thing.
made this as is from recipe, I have never made chili from scratch before...it turned out perfect! And I made it for my chili connesuire boyfriend. Love the heartiness! Perfect cold weather dish! Served up with shredded cheese, sour cream, fresh snipped Cilantro and green onions. YUM!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
White Bean Chicken Breast Chili
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 80
A new recipe revealed each day until Christmas. Check it out!
Get time-saving recipes to save your busy life.
Get the season’s best recipes for holiday feasting.
A flavorful chili that’s a little lighter and less fatty.
See how to make a simple and delicious white bean chili.
A simple, hearty chili inspired by the flavors of old Mexico.