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White Bean and Ground Chicken Chili


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I have been on a soup kick lately.  It’s nice to make a meal all in one pot.  So, I have some soups coming for you this week.  We are starting off with a healthy white bean and ground chicken chili.  Ground chicken has 55% less fat than ground beef and is 150 calories for 4 oz.  I created this recipe based off of one I saw  that was shared by Angel Shannon on Good Things Utah.

There is a secret ingredient in this white bean and ground chicken chili recipe that makes it especially delicious.  It is a teaspoon of cinnamon.  I love the additional layer of flavor it adds, a little extra sweet spice.  If you want to make this soup thicker, you puree a can of the beans to add to the chili. It will thicken it up.

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White Bean and Ground Chicken Chili

  • Author: Laura


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  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground chicken (I used Gold n’ Plump 90/10)
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ground cayenne pepper to taste
  • ground white pepper to taste
  • 3 (15 oz) cans white beans beans, undrained (I used great northern but cannellini will also work)
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups or 1 (16 oz) container of reduced fat sour cream
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large pot, saute the onion, garlic and ground chicken for 10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  2. Add the green chilies, cumin, oregano, cinnamon, cayenne pepper to taste and white pepper to taste to the chicken mixture.  Saute for 1 minutes until spices become fragrant.
  3. Mix in two cans of the beans along with the chicken broth. Take the third can of beans and puree them in a blender or food processor until smooth. Stir in the pureed beans and simmer the soup for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and mix in sour cream until melted.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 6-8.
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Brittany June 14, 2022 - 2:32 am

Wayyy too much sour cream. Husband thought it was overwhelming and would’ve rather it been a topper to his bowl versus so much mixed in. I have to agree or just use much less next time!

Beth January 9, 2022 - 1:16 am

I loved this White Bean & Ground Chicken Chili, as did my daughter. I was a little hesitant about the cinnamon but it really makes this recipe stand out, deliciously. Great with Parmesan grated over it and corn muffins. Thank you!

Pamela February 20, 2021 - 2:40 am

I didn’t care for the undrained beans. I only used 2 cups of broth and it was still soupy.
It could be good with some adjustments.

Melissa December 3, 2013 - 6:48 am

This was very good! I didn’t have any sour cream so I just used half a brick of cream cheese and it was fabulous! Thanks for the recipe!

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