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Chicken & Bean Chili

  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 50 min
  • serves: 6 people
  • calories: 314 1 serving

It's hard to believe that you can make this flavor-packed chicken chili in less than an tastes like it's been cooking all day.


cost per recipe: $7.94

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Swanson® Chicken Stock
  • 2 cans (about 15 ounces each ) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 2 cups chopped boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar and pepper Jack cheese blend (optional)
  • 1/2 cup cubed avocado (optional)


  • Tips

    • Easy Substitution: Substitute 3 cans (4.5 ounces each) Swanson® Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained, for the cooked chicken.
  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepot over medium heat. Add the onion, celery and pepper and cook until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add the flour and cumin and cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in the broth. Cook and stir until the mixture boils and thickens.

  • Step 2

    Stir the beans, picante sauce and chicken in the saucepot and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Top with shredded pepper jack cheese and cubed avocado, if desired.


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  • Chicken & Bean Chili

    roseann k.
    September 18, 2012

    First time in years I have found something that ALL of my kids will eat without fuss!

  • Chicken & Bean Chili

    June 14, 2012

    My family loves this!

  • Chicken & Bean Chili

    December 14, 2011

    Came out great. Easy to make and everyone loved it!

  • Chicken & Bean Chili

    Lydia H.
    June 14, 2010

    Very simple recipe! The chili tastes as if it's been slow cooking all day! My husband loves it, and had me make three batches for a BBQ!

  • Chicken & Bean Chili

    November 11, 2007

    This is such an easy and hearty dish. The avocado really makes it taste fresh. You can use different salsas to make it as hot as you like.

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