Black and White Bean Chicken Chili

by Kelli H. on November 7, 2011

This is the perfect recipe for fall or winter. You will feel so comfy from the way it warms your insides. Plus, as an added bonus you won’t have to be slaving over the stove after work to enjoy this tasty dinner. I made this after work and before yoga last week and it was exactly what I needed. David loved it and proclaimed that I better make it again, like next week! Of course I won’t be doing that since there are always too many enticing recipes on foodgawker but I will be repeating it again this winter.

Black and White bean Chicken Chili
Adapted from Cooking Pleasures

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1″ pieces
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 T olive oil
2  (14.5 oz) cans cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, drained & rinsed
3 cups chicken broth
2 (4 oz) cans diced green chiles
1 T ground cumin
1 1/2 t dried oregano
3/4 t salt
1/2 t black pepper
1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper

1. Cook chicken, onion, and garlic in a large pot over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until onion is soft and chicken is no longer pink. Stir frequently.
2. Add all remaining ingredients. Increase heat to medium-high; bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low; simmer 10-20 minutes.

* I say 10-20 minutes because you could certainly serve it after 10 minutes but, I waited 20 and it gave it a little more time to let the flavors meld together. Depending on how much time you have, go shorter or longer.

* This chili is kind of soupy, but I really liked it!

Ryder is enjoying the fire since it’s the first time we’ve turned it on this season. He’s been napping next to it all morning. 
Have you had to use your heater/fireplace yet? 
Our house was 54 degrees this morning when we woke up so when David turned the fireplace on, I didn’t object for once!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

David November 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Aww… he was so cute sleeping next to the fire! πŸ™‚

And that Chicken Chili was EXCELLENT! I can’t wait for you to make it again!


Maren November 8, 2011 at 12:51 am

Will you please be my personal chef??!


Made in Sonoma November 8, 2011 at 3:13 am

I would love to be! πŸ™‚


Emma Conley November 11, 2011 at 2:34 am

Kelli! I am making this for dinner right now and just had my first taste- so good! I’ve been stalking your blog for awhile so I figured I better come out in the open and leave a comment πŸ™‚ Sorry to be such a creeper. I love the variety of all your recipes.. some healthy some fun ones. I made “green beans- your way” awhile ago and they were delish also! I hope you are doing well. Emma


Made in Sonoma November 11, 2011 at 3:03 am

@Emma Conley
Thanks, Emma!
This totally made my day!
Glad you’re liking the recipes. If you ever have questions (like I have a typo…), just let me know!


Shellie April 1, 2012 at 11:40 pm

I made this the other day and LOVED it. I was trying to find your green beans but stumbled on this one. πŸ™‚


Made in Sonoma April 2, 2012 at 12:56 am

Glad you enjoyed it! I really like this one, too.


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