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Lighter White Chicken Chili


White Chicken ChiliA hearty bowl filled with chicken, green chilies and beans.  This is a perfect meal as the temperatures begin to get cooler to warm you up and settle into fall.


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  • 2 cups great northern beans, soaked overnight, drained
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 ounces canned, chopped green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1.5 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 0.5 teaspoons dried cloves
  • 0.25 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 3 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken


Combine beans, chicken broth, garlic and half of the onions in a large soup pot.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very soft, about 3 hours.  In a skillet, saute remaining onions.  Add chopped green chiles, jalapeno and seasonings.  Stir to combine.  Remove from heat.  Add chile mixture and chicken to beans.  Simmer 1 more hour.  Remove from heat and serve or proceed to freezing instructions.  

Freezing Directions:

Allow to cool, divide among pint size freezer bags.  To serve, thaw and reheat.

Servings: 8

Nutritional Information:  Serving Size = 1 cup. Calories – 239, Total Fat – 1.4 g, Total Carbohydrates – 37.9 g, Protein – 19.2 g.  Dietary Fiber:  11.9  WW Plus Points: 5                        

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann


2 Responses to “Lighter White Chicken Chili”

  1. kayla says:

    When does the chicken go into the pot? Along with the beans and broth?

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