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After the first bite of this White Chili with Chicken and Beans, my husband immediately asked “can this be on the weekly rotation?” Comforting, flavorful, and simple to make. White Chili with Chicken and Beans will become a favorite in your family’s weekly rotation too!

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White Chili with Chicken and Beans #glutenfree #dairyfree

Chili is comfort food during the colder months of the year.  For me, it’s also a great batch-recipe to make for our family of two because I can pack the leftovers for Brian’s lunch or serve leftovers for dinner on a busier-than-usual week night which saves a little bit of time. The flavors in this White Chili with Chicken and Beans honestly make it taste restaurant quality! A flavor base of onion, green chilies, garlic, cumin, oregano and lime really blend perfectly to make a super satisfying dish.

White Chili with Chicken and Beans is from Michelle Dudash’s cookbook Clean Eating for Busy Families! I am excited to be sharing this recipe from Michelle’s book, which is an expanded and revised version of the original.  That means new recipes, new photos, and new advice for feeding your family nutritious food. Her cookbook is seriously filled with so many mouth-watering recipes, and the best part about it is that they all have tips for making things easier to help save time when necessary, how to be more environmentally friendly by eating with the seasons, and at the front of the book she shares tips for meal planning and navigating the grocery store. This is the perfect cookbook for weeknight cooking.

Clean Eating for Busy Families by Michelle Dudash

As I was combing through Michelle’s book, there were so many yummy recipes I wanted to try (you can tell by my post it notes sticking out of the book!)…like the Quick Fix Trail Mix Snack Bars, Four Layer Carrot Cake with Pineapple Frosting, Buckwheat Noodle Bowl with Ginger and Edamame, and Black Bean Veggie Burgers.  So much goodness to choose from!

White Chili with Chicken and Beans #glutenfree #dairyfree

I chose the White Chili with Chicken and Beans for many reasons.  One: it looked really delicious, two: it’s been a long winter here in Indiana and warm soupy food has been kind of necessary, and three: it’s a dish that comes together in one pot (hello less dish washing!).  We served this dish with a side salad and my low FODMAP cornbread and IT WAS A HIT 🙂

This dish is packed with nutrients from the fiber and plant protein rich beans, protein and iron rich chicken, and it’s topped with fiber and healthy fat-filled avocado! What’s not to love!?

Tip: adding the lime zest REALLY adds a boost of flavor.  I use this microplane to zest my citrus when cooking and absolutely love it!

White Chili with Chicken and Beans #glutenfree #dairyfree

If you are doing any meal planning for the week, this is a fantastic recipe to add to your menu (and your weekly rotation!).  Michelle’s cookbook is great for families that want to eat nutritious, flavorful food and not spend time you are already lacking on the planning, prepping, and cooking.  This book will help you get organized, be efficient at the store, and have satisfying and nourishing food on the table in no time.

Food Allergies and Intolerances

White Chili with Chicken and Beans is naturally gluten free, dairy free, and nut free.  This recipe is not low FODMAP, as it does contain garlic, onions, and white beans.

Indianapolis Dietitians

Fun Fact: Michelle and I are both located in Indianapolis, IN!  A couple of weeks ago she had her book launch and I was lucky enough to attend to try MORE and celebrate this wonderful cookbook resource.

Clean Eating for Busy Families by Michelle Dudash

I hope you have a fantastic week, and make sure to check out Michelle’s cookbook Clean Eating for Busy Families for MORE recipes 🙂

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White Chili with Chicken and Beans #glutenfree #dairyfree

White Chili with Chicken and Beans


  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

After the first bite of this White Chili with Chicken and Beans, my husband immediately asked “can this be on the weekly rotation?” Comforting, flavorful, and simple to make. White Chili with Chicken and Beans will become a favorite in your family’s weekly rotation too!


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Ingredients

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 cups diced onion (about 1 medium)

2 diced Anaheim green chiles (or 1 large poblano pepper)

3 garlic cloves, smashed with the wide side of a chef’s knife

3/4 teaspoon salt, divided

Freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 pounds trimmed boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

1 3/4 cups chicken bone broth (boxed or homemade)

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon oregano

3 (15-ounce) cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed

1 lime, zest finely grated, half of the fruit juiced, the other half cut into wedges

1 1/2 avocados, peeled and diced


Instructions

Heat a soup pot on medium heat and add the oil. When the oil is shimmering, add the onion, chiles, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.  Cook gently until tender, about 8 minutes, reducing heat to medium low as needed.

Add the chicken, broth, cumin, and oregano, turning the heat back up to medium to speed cooking.

Using a fork, mash 1 can of beans in a bowl until mostly smooth. Add the mashed beans and whole beans, lime zest, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the pot. Gently simmer the chili to combine the flavors, about 10 minutes.

Stir in the lime juice.

Garnish each serving with one-quarter diced avocado and serve with lime wedges.


Notes

This chili can be easily cooked in the slow cooker. Put all ingredients, except the lime juice and avocado, in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours.  Just before serving, add the lime juice and stir.  Serve with avocado.

You can make a double batch and freeze half or enjoy for up to five days when stored in the fridge.

Sub in ground chicken or turkey so you don’t need to spend time cooking the meat.

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: soup

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 rounded cup with 1/4 of an avocado
  • Calories: 430
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 52 g
  • Fiber: 13 g
  • Protein: 37 g
  • Cholesterol: 68 mg

Keywords: soup, chili, white chili, chicken, clean eating, dinner, gluten free, dairy free

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