White Bean and Chicken Chili

I went through our pantry last week and threw out the expired stuff, reorganized, and wrote down everything in there.  Yes, I wrote down every item in our pantry.  Weird, I know, but that was the only way I’d remember what’s in there and if something was a duplicate.

Which is how I realized I had FOUR cans of cannelini beans.  I think I was going to make a bean soup a few weeks ago and bought a bunch of beans for it, but then never wound up making it.  However, with those beans, and the rotisserie chicken breast I had in the fridge, I remembered Alli ‘N Son had posted a recipe with beans and chicken just the other day.

I made a few changes to her recipe, both for my tastebuds and for what I had on hand.  The end result was fantastic though.  Way better than the simple ingredients would suggest.  It’s not quite a chili, but it’s not quite a soup.  A choup?

White Bean and Chicken Chili Soup
Adapted from Alli ‘N Son


  • 2 15-oz cans white beans (I used cannellini)
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (from my freezer stash)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 cup chunky salsa, drained
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large pot.  Cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes.
Have you noticed that most of my recipes lately only have one or two steps in the directions?  Can you tell I’ve been feeling lazy?  What’s your favorite throw-together dinner?

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  1. Lesa @Edesia's Notebook

    I LOVE soup recipes like this, where you just dump stuff in a soup pot and basically heat it up. I love making them on Sunday evenings because I am tired from getting up early for church and don’t ever feel like cooking.

  2. Miz Helen

    We just love a great White Chili and you White Bean and Chicken Chili looks delicious. I really like your flavor combination. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. Maria Jose at Mummy's Busy World

    Hi Amy! We met last week at the T-Mobile event. Just stopping by to say hi 🙂 I’m loving all the recipes, especially because I am an absolute disaster in the kitchen so ideas are always welcomed. I have subscribed to the blog by email. Hope to see you again..best, Maria

  4. Steph R.

    Mmm. Ive never had White bean chill before, but I keep saying that Im going to make it, then I pull up recipes I find online and they’re terribly confusing with a ton of ingredients. Im going to Pin this recipe and give it a try.

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