White Bean and Chicken Chili

3 reviews, 3.7 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

This chili is a nice change to the traditional chili made with beef. This one has chicken, white cannelini beans, and spinach, stewed together with lots of spices for a wonderful flavor.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion; chopped
4 garlic cloves; minced
2 pounds ground chicken
1 teaspoon salt; plus more for seasoning
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons chili powder
3 tablespoons flour
2 (15-ounce cans) cannellini or other white beans; rinsed and drained
1 bunch ; (about 1 pound) Swiss chard, stems removed, leaves chopped into
11 /2cups frozen corn; thawed
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Freshly; ground black pepper for seasoning
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Original recipe makes 6 Servings



In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the ground chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, cumin, fennel seeds, oregano, and chili powder. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Stir the flour into the chicken mixture. Add the beans, Swiss chard, corn, and chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer, scraping up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Simmer for 55-60 minutes until the liquid has reduced by about half and the chili has thickened. Add the red pepper flakes and simmer for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Ladle the chili into serving bowls. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

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We used grilled chicken breast and fresh fennel, as well as adding diced tomatoes and yellow peppers.



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Tastes good. Had a lot of flavor. But description says it has spinach in it. And directions call for Swiss chard. Yet don't see that in ingredient list.
Gina75 1y ago

Wow. There are so many favors here. Instant favorite. My wife thought I should be a chef after copying this recipe. Well worth it. Also very low calorie and healthy. This will become one of my regulars.
tylerharvey 4y ago

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