Winter White Bean Chili

Winter White Bean Chili
Staff Writer
Bush's Beans

For a white chili, try using this recipe. They replace black beans with white beans, still giving it that delicious flavor. 

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  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Cup chopped onion
  • 1 Cup chopped celery
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 Cup chopped carrots
  • 1 Pound chicken breasts, shredded, boneless, skinless
  • 2 Cups chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 Cup brown rice (not instant)
  • 2 1/2 Cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • One 8 ounce can mild Mexican green chiles, drained
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cumin
  • One 31.6-ounce cans great Northern beans, with liquid
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, to taste
  • Green salsa verde, to taste


Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium sauté pan. Add onions, celery, and garlic. Cook until garlic is aromatic, approximately 5 minutes.

Place carrots in bottom of slow cooker. Top with chicken, onions, celery, and garlic mixture.

Add zucchini, rice, chicken stock, chiles, cumin, and beans.

Cook in 4-quart slow cooker on high setting for 4 hours or until vegetables and chicken are tender.

Add oregano and parsley. Cook for 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Serve with desired amount of cheese and green salsa verde on top.

White Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

White Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.