White Bean Chili

Recipe submitted by Katie Taylor, Chief Customer Officer, Sara Lee Branded Apparel (Hanes).

White Bean Chili

Try this healthy and great-tasting twist on your favorite chili recipe. White Bean Chili is full of calcium and healthy nutrients, and a good source of complex carbohydrates. Add hot sauce, kidney beans and chicken breasts for a “five alarm” taste!


  • 1 1/2 pound skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 14-ounce cans reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 3 14-ounce cans white northern beans
  • 1 14-ounce can white kidney beans
  • 2 heaping teaspoons cumin
  • 2 heaping teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Couple of dashes of your favorite hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chilies
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  2. Poach in 2 cans chicken broth for approximately 15 minutes depending on size. Chicken should be fully cooked, not pink in middle. Keep at a very low simmer, otherwise chicken will be tough.
  3. While chicken is poaching, combine chicken broth, white northern beans, white kidney beans, cumin, oregano, chili powder, cayenne pepper and hot sauce in a 6-quart stock pot.
  4. Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil until tender.
  5. Add green chilies and sauté 2 more minutes.
  6. Add to other ingredients.
  7. When chicken is poached, let cool and cut or tear into bite-sized pieces.
  8. Add chicken to chicken stock mixture.
  9. Cook for at least one hour and serve.

This recipe serves 6.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

  • 275 calories
  • 33 grams protein
  • 10 grams carbohydrates
  • 10 grams fat
  • 2 grams saturated fat
  • 29 milligrams calcium