Cannellini Bean Chili

Cannellini Bean Chili

Cannellini Bean Chili is the perfect alternative to the traditional chili and will warm up any potluck!  The combination of chile and spices make this an especially savory chili.  For a large crowd, you definitely want to double the recipe as it will go quick and definitely warrants a trip back to the potluck table for seconds.

Thank you, Mara, for sharing this wonderful recipe!

Ingredients:

2 T. olive oil

2 lbs. boneless chicken meat, cubed

1/2 cup white onions, chopped

2 cup chicken broth

2 – 4 oz. cans chopped green chiles

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. oregano leaves

1 tsp. dried or 4 T. fresh, chopped cilantro

1/2 tsp. ground red pepper

2 cans cannellini beans and their liquid (white kidney beans or white beans are fine too)

Shredded jack cheese

Green onion

Heat olive oil in a stock pan.  Add chicken and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until cooked completely.  Remove from pan.  Cover and keep warm.

Add onion to pan and cook 2 minutes.  Stir in chicken broth, green chiles, garlic powder, cumin, oregano, cilantro, and red pepper.  Simmer 30 minutes.  Stir in the chicken and beans with liquid and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Transfer to a crockpot on the warm setting for potluck time.  Serve with extra jack cheese and green onions for garnish.  It’s also great with tortilla chips.  And don’t forget the paper bowls and spoons!

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