"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
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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!
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!
Very good! Spicier than I expected I might use a little less Ancho chile powder next time, but it was delicious. I toned down the spice a little by diluting a tablespoon of sour cream in some warm water and adding that in. I topped it with some broken tortilla chips, Mexican blend cheese, and cilantro. I will be making this again!
white bean and chicken chilli
Great! Had everything on hand plus added an orphaned 4 oz can of diced green chili's and 10 oz can of stewed tomato.
I just looked this up to make it a third time. Never changed a thing in the recipe. Initially, I thought my husband wouldn't like the spiciness. He ate 2 bowls. Thanks Chef John for another great recipe.
* 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 flavorful chili that’s a little lighter and less fatty.
A simple, hearty chili inspired by the flavors of old Mexico.
This zesty white-bean chili packs some heat!