Flashback Friday: White Bean and Chicken Chili

White Bean and Chicken Chili

October means it’s time to start showing scary movies on TV. I’m not typically a horror movie person. Like, I don’t really rush out and see them at the theaters. I’m not into gore-fests like the Saw movies and some of the others ones really do creep me out.

But, I’m talking about classic horror movies like Halloween. And then there is the most recent Halloween movie with Busta Rhymes and Tyra Banks and it is both terrible and awesome all at the same time. Also, horror movies from the late 90’s rock my world like Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Urban Legend. Yes, I also consider these classics. And let’s not forget the best Halloween movie of all time, Hocus Pocus. It’s the best and don’t try to tell me anything different. My obsession with ghost hunting shows also intensifies.

Oh, and can we also talk about how freaking excited I am for American Horror Story and Walking Dead next week? Dying. My DVR is getting a major workout this month. My life is sad, huh? Please tell me I’m not alone here!!

White Bean and Chicken Chili

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m a big fan of chili. It’s so warm and comforting, especially during this time of year. Somebody in this house is not really a big fan though. I think it’s all of the tomatoes or too many beans, but this white bean and chicken chili is an exception! This chili is flavorful and easy to make. Make some of my Easy Cornbread and you’ve got the ultimate cold weather meal!

White Bean and Chicken Chili


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 (15-ounce cans) white or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ground pepper to taste
  • Optional: cilantro, sour cream, cheddar cheese, tortilla chips for garnishing


  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil on medium heat. Saute the onion and cook until it is translucent (3-5 mins.). Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the ground chicken, oregano, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Break the chicken up and continue stirring until the chicken is fully cooked (about 8-10 minutes).
  3. Add the flour to the chicken. Add the beans, corn, and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer and stir the mixture, making sure to scrape the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 60 minutes until the liquid reduced by about half and has thickened. Add the red pepper flakes and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Serve.
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White Bean and Chicken Chili

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  1. This chili looks awesome, and I really love that cloth you have under it :) I don’t like horror movies of any persuasion, classic, gory, or ridiculous…I am a total chicken.

  2. Wow, this chili looks delicious. Your photos are gorgeous!

  3. I love chili when it starts to get colder outside…I think this weekend would be the perfect time to whip up a pot of this!

  4. I just came back from a bday party where they served Pizza…how I wish I could’ve sat on my sofa with this pot of chili..oh well, maybe tomorrow. Looks so delicious and mighty healthy.

  5. I absolutely love white chili and your bowl here looks so delicious! Perfect for a cool evening or weekend.

  6. Stephanie, I’m a big fan of chili too and yours looks original and scrumptious – kudos!

  7. I’ve been craving a good chicken chili these past few weeks, Stephanie. How perfect. Pinning this for later! Thanks for re-sharing. ;)

  8. Chili and cornbread…one of my favorite comfort meals. I have buttermilk in the fridge, so this may make our menu very soon!

  9. I had been looking for a chili recipe.. thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Love the updated photo…. you’re encouraging me to get off auto mode. :) Hee! hee!

  11. Girl, you crack me up! I LOVE Hocus Pocus–it’s a must watch every year! The rest of the Halloween stuff I can usually take or leave, but I really love that movie! And this chili? Yes, please!

  12. OMG Yes Hocus Pocus is awesome AND I am dying waiting for The Walking Dead to start again. They said there is going to be way more zombie stuff this season woohoooo~~

  13. I have made this recipe twice. I have kept everything the same, except used shredded chicken. It’s definitely a keeper.

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  15. This White Chicken Chili recipe is fabulous. I made a few changes and added chicken sausage and small can of diced green chiles. We are enjoying it for dinner this evening…thanks so much for this delicious recipe!

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