Chili, Take Two

We are in the middle of packing to move into our new home, so even though I try to post 3 times a week, for the next month, postings will be fewer.  Today I am packing up my cookbooks,  so I will be winging it for the next few weeks.  I am also trying to empty out the freezer and pantry.

In my last post, I cooked a black bean with ground beef chili.  Today’s post is Chili, Take Two, a white bean chicken chili.

I had two cans of cannellini beans in the pantry and a rotisserie chicken in the freezer, so I decided to make white bean chicken chili.  A great way to make this chili a little creamier without adding cream is by placing some of the beans in a food processor, before cooking, with a little chicken stock, and then adding it to the soup.

White Bean Chicken Chili ~ Serves 4


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

1 small red pepper, diced

2  – 19 ounce cans of cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

4 cups low sodium chicken stock

1 tablespoon cumin

3 tablespoons chili powder

pinch of red pepper flakes

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)

1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 tablespoon fresh chopped cilantro

2 cups diced cooked chicken breast


Cheddar cheese

Monterey Jack cheese



Heat olive oil over medium low heat in a large sauce pan or dutch oven.  Add onions, garlic and red pepper.  Saute until onions and peppers are tender.  In a food processor or blender, place 1/2 cup cannellini beans and 1/2 cup chicken stock.  Process until smooth.   Add processed beans and remaining chicken stock to pan, along with the rest of the beans.  Stir in the next 8 ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.  Place into individual serving bowls and top with garnishes.

Some of my cookbooks, ready to be packed.  Notice I said “some”.  Hi, my name is Penny and I am a cookbook addict.:-)

Anyone want to come help me pack?

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  1. Oh how I would love to help! We could chat the whole time:>) White chicken chili, I had forgotten all about how much I love it. It just got added to this weeks menu. Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Beverly says:

    A bowl of that would be delicious on this chilly and rainy day. Your photos are great, Penny.

    I would love to come help you pack, too.

  3. Darla says:

    I really like your “pantry” recipes. I’ll bet this could be made with some leftover turkey (which will show up next month). What do you think?

    I’d be useless as packing help because I would have to sit down and read every one of your cookbooks from cover to cover first. You’d be long moved and I’d be in an empty house, LOL!


  4. Hi, A new chili recipe recipe to try. Sounds good. Looks delicious.
    Packing your lovely things would be fun. Don’t work too hard.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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