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 14-ounce can chopped green chilies
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sauté garlic and onions in olive oil until tender.
  • Add green chilies and sauté 2 more minutes.
  • Add to other ingredients.
  • When chicken is poached, let cool and cut or tear into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add chicken to chicken stock mixture.
  • 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