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White Bean Chicken Chili

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It is officially soup season here in Canada! Anyone else a huge fan of soup for every meal? On a recent Instagram poll, a lot of you mentioned you were stuck in a food rut and having a hard time coming up with new ideas for dinner. I am really excited to share this fun, tasty spin on Chili and a whole week of soup recipes in a freebie below.

I love soup because it always a one pot meal, read less dishes.This soup works with a lot of different vegetables so have fun experimenting and making the recipe work for you. In the recipe notes I share a few combinations that our family tested out and enjoyed.

This recipe can be added to Sunday’s meal prep for an easy reheat and serve dinner for your family or healthy lunches for the week. The kids love thermos warm lunches this time of year, another problem solved. I know a lot of moms who struggle with packing lunches and honestly investing in a good thermos can open up a lot of new delicious lunch ideas. Because I love sharing healthy recipes with you so much I decided to throw in another FREEBIE, grab this 7 day soup recipe booklet. Each day has 1 plant-based or vegetarian dish and a lean meat dish so you can pick the recipe that works for you and your family. If you download it and love it I would so appreciate it if you would leave a comment below or share this freebie with a friend.

This Easy White Bean Chicken Chili checks all the boxes but most importantly it tastes absolutely fantastic! Who doesn’t love a recipe that is easy to make and is really healthy?

White kidney beans are a great source of carbohydrates, plant-based protein, fibre, magnesium and vitamin C. These beans are sometimes called Great Northern Beans or Cannellini Beans, they look the same as red kidney beans they are just white in colour. These beans have a creamy, nutty flavour that taste great. If you wanted to make this soup thicker you can puree one (16oz.) can of white kidney beans with the broth for a creamier consistency. Have fun adding White Beans into more of your soups and casseroles for a nutritious source of nutrients. This time of year our family is really mindful of adding in more foods with vitamin C to naturally support our immune system.

This recipe is:

  • Gluten-free – if you use tapioca flour/starch (I really like Good Eats Brand you can purchase from Goodness Me)
  • Make it plant-based by omitting chicken and adding another can of beans
  • Make it dairy-free by using vegan butter (I really like Earth Balance)
  • Kid and husband approved

The Recipe


White Bean Chicken Chili

Makes: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes


– 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
– 1/4 yellow onion, diced
– 3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
– 1 (16oz.) can white kidney beans
– 1 cup organic corn
– 6 cups broth
– 1 tablespoon vegan butter
– 3 tablespoons flour (or tapioca flour for gluten-free)
– 1 tablespoon Chili powder
– 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
– 1/2 teaspoon paprika
– 1/2 teaspoon oregano
– 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
– 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
– dash of fresh ground pepper
– option to top with fresh cilantro, avocado, green chilies or shredded cheese


1. In a large pot sauté garlic, onion, cubed chicken over medium heat. I have non-stick pots so I don’t use cooking oil, if chicken sticks add 1 tbsp avocado oil. When chicken is cooked remove from pot and set aside.

2. In pot over medium heat add butter and flour, stir to make paste (this will make a thicker Chili without using dairy or nuts). Slowly add broth one cup at a time, continue to stir and broth will slowly thicken.

3. Add in spices, drained and rinsed white kidney beans, corn, and cooked chicken.

4. Simmer until desired consistency (the longer it simmers the thicker the consistency) and serve with favourite garnishes.

Recipe note – I made a second batch with corn, carrots, cabbage and a bit of broccoli. It was delicious! Customize the veggies to your family. My kids liked the white bean and corn best. Make this recipe plant-based by omitting chicken and adding two cans of beans (or beans and cooked quinoa).

If you make this recipe I would love to hear what you think in the comments below or tag me in your picture over on social media @pam_rocca.

As always sharing is caring, if you know someone who would love this recipe I would so appreciate you sharing it with them.

Happy Meal Prep Sunday,