Bush Beans White Chili Chicken Recipe: How To

Last Updated on July 27, 2022

Today, we’re going to be looking at a Bush Beans white chili chicken recipe. In many ways, it’s similar to a normal chili…but with two main differences: the use of white beans, rather than the typical red beans in chili. And instead of beef in the chili, you usually use chicken instead. And that is where the infamous Bush Beans come into play – as they are the best choice when making white chili chicken. Let’s take a look at how to make this hearty, warming favorite.

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What Is White Chili Chicken?

In terms of vegetables, many of them are the same as what you’d put into traditional chili. However, the difference comes in the type of meat you use – chicken instead of beef. And also the beans that you use – white beans instead of red. It’s also unusual to use tomatoes in white chili, and you’ll usually use chicken stock too. It makes for a heartwarming dish, that isn’t as common as traditional chili.

What are Bush’s White Chili Beans?

White Chili Beans from Bush Beans are delicious. They are great northern beans that are seasoned with a range of spices and herbs, to create the perfectly spiced sauce (don’t worry, it’s mild). They’re super easy to use. And the best part about them? They’re gluten-free, dairy free, and extremely nutritious – making them suitable for a range of dietary lifestyles.

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Ingredients in White Chili Chicken

The ingredients in white chili chicken can vary depending on which recipe you follow. The following ingredients are in our white chili chicken:

  • Bush’s White Chili Beans
  • tomatoes
  • green chiles
  • chicken broth
  • chicken soup
  • jalapenos
  • rotisserie chicken

Nutritional Information

You may be curious as the nutritional value of white chili chicken. Each serving contains the following:

  • Calories: 270
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbs: 23g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 34g
  • Sodium: 1250mg

1) Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe

Ingredients

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

White Chili Chicken:

  • 2 cans of White Chili Beans (not drained)
  • 1 can of tomatoes and green chiles (not drained)
  • 1 can of chicken broth (reduced sodium)
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1-2 jalapenos (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 cooked rotisserie chicken (meat only – dice)

Optional:

Recipe

Now all you need to do is:

Step 1: Prepare the beans

Gather all of the ingredients you need and place a stock pot over a medium heat. Now add 1 1/2 cans of the Bush’s White Chili Beans. In a bowl, mash the remaining last half with a fork, before adding to the pot too.

Step 2: Add ingredients

Add the tomatoes and green chiles, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, jalapenos and cooked rotisserie chicken to the stock pot. Mix well so the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Step 3: Simmer

Once the ingredients have come to a boil, reduce the heat. Leave to simmer for around 10-15 minutes. You don’t need to stay by the pot, but be sure to stir every so often.

Step 4: Serve

Plate up and then add any of the additional toppings you may like (i.e shredded cheese, tortilla strips, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, etc.). Enjoy!

 

2) White Chicken Chili Recipe

This recipe is inspired by B Sugar Mama and is slightly different to the first recipe we looked at.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3lb diced chicken breast
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 chopped carrots
  • 3 chopped celery stalks
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 32oz chicken broth
  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 2 cans White Chili Beans
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 diced jalapeno
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Recipe

Step 1: Cook chicken

Heat the oil in a pot over a medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for around 10 minutes. Once cooked remove from the pan and add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Step 2: Cook the veg

Add the butter to the same pot and melt it. Now add the carrots, celery, onion and minced garlic. Cook until the vegetables become soft – usually around 5 minutes. Add a pinch of flour and stir. Then add a dash of chicken broth. Continue doing this until you have used all the flour and broth. Now add the water and stir. Leave to simmer for around 30 minutes. Stir regularly to ensure it doesn’t stick.

Step 3: Simmer

Add the beans, jalapeno, and sweet corn. Now simmer for a further 20 minutes. At this point, you can add the cream and cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin. Now place the chicken back into the pot (along with the juices) and simmer for a further 20-30 minutes.

Step 4: Serve

Your white chili chicken is ready to serve. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, if desired.

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Conclusion

I hope this article has given you an idea of a Bush Beans white chili chicken recipe. The key ingredient when making white chili chicken is using the Bush White Chili Beans.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making the perfect white chili chicken? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!

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Bush Beans White Chili Chicken Recipe

Bush Beans White Chili Chicken Recipe: How To

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Today, we're going to be looking at a Bush Beans white chili chicken recipe. In many ways, it's similar to a normal chili...but with two main differences: the use of white beans, rather than the typical red beans in chili. And instead of beef in the chili, you usually use chicken instead. And that is where the infamous Bush Beans come into play - as they are the best choice when making white chili chicken. Let's take a look at how to make this hearty, warming favorite.
Course Soup
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

White Chili Chicken

  • 2 cans of White Chili Beans (not drained)
  • 1 can of tomatoes and green chiles (not drained)
  • 1 can of chicken broth (reduced sodium)
  • 1 can of cream of chicken soup
  • 1-2 jalapenos (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 cooked rotisserie chicken (meat only - dice)

Optional

  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • tortilla strips
  • avocado

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the beans
    Gather all of the ingredients you need and place a stock pot over a medium heat. Now add 1 1/2 cans of the Bush's White Chili Beans. In a bowl, mash the remaining last half with a fork, before adding to the pot too.
    2 cans of White Chili Beans (not drained)
  • Add ingredients
    Add the tomatoes and green chiles, chicken broth, cream of chicken soup, jalapenos and cooked rotisserie chicken to the stock pot. Mix well so the ingredients are evenly distributed.
    1 can of tomatoes and green chiles (not drained), 1 can of chicken broth (reduced sodium), 1 can of cream of chicken soup, 1-2 jalapenos (seeded and chopped), 1 cooked rotisserie chicken (meat only - dice)
  • Simmer
    Once the ingredients have come to a boil, reduce the heat. Leave to simmer for around 10-15 minutes. You don't need to stay by the pot, but be sure to stir every so often.
  • Serve
    Plate up and then add any of the additional toppings you may like (i.e shredded cheese, tortilla strips, avocado, sour cream, cilantro, etc.). Enjoy!
    shredded cheese, sour cream, cilantro, tortilla strips, avocado
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FAQs

What is White Chicken Chili Seasoning Made of?

A white chili chicken seasoning usually contains at least some of the following ingredients: green chili pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt, pepper and flour.

How Do You Thicken White Bean Chicken Chili?

To thicken a white bean chicken chili, the easiest way to do so is to add either flour or cornstarch. Both of these are quick ways to thicken a chili with minimal effort. 

Are White Kidney Beans Good For Chili?

White kidney beans are better to use when making chicken chili. However, when making traditional chili, red kidney beans are ideal. 

How Can I Thicken My Chili Without Flour or Cornstarch?

The best way to thicken chili without the help of any ingredients is: give it time. The longer you leave the chili to simmer on a low heat, the thicker it will become.