This Chicken White Bean Chili Soup recipe is quick, easy, and so flavorful.
I originally shared this recipe back in 2012, but it has gotten a photo upgrade, and now that fall weather has set in I wanted to re-share it because it’s such a great weeknight meal.
Tip: try using rotisserie chicken as a shortcut! It makes for a super quick dinner that you can have on the table in no time. Or, check out my post on how to cook frozen chicken breasts in your Instant Pot!
This recipe originally came from one of my good friends – I loved how flavorful and rich it was, but still so easy because of the healthy shortcut ingredients! Canned green chilies, spices, and chicken broth add tons of flavor, while canned white beans and pre-cooked rotisserie chicken means you don’t have to spend hours over the stove. Chopping onions and garlic are the only prep you need to do – check out my tips at the end of the post for how to chop an onion in 15 seconds flat!
This is a cross between chili and soup – perfect for when you’re in the mood for something filling and hearty, but not too heavy! It’s great topped with cilantro and scallions to freshen things up, or with plain greek yogurt to add some creaminess.
Here’s the recipe:
Making this recipe for a quick weekday dinner? Here’s a tip that will help!
How to Dice an Onion in 15 Seconds Flat
Simply chop off one of the ends of the onion and place the uncut end on the cutting board. Then, slice down through the onion, stopping just before you reach the bottom so it stays intact. Continue to slice horizontally across the onion about every quarter inch (depending how large you want the diced pieces). Then, rotate the onion so you are slicing perpendicular to the first set of cuts (again stopping before you reach the onion bottom), creating a grid pattern. Then turn the onion on its side, and simply slice!
Voila — perfect diced onions, with minimal effort!
Love soup and chili? Here are some other recipes to try:
- Sweet Potato Lentil Chili (vegan)
- Cantaloupe and Avocado Soup (vegan, gluten free – served chilled)
- Chunky Turkey & Vegetable Soup (gluten free)
- Creamy Mexican Chicken Chili Soup (gluten free)
- Sweet Potato and Lentil Curry
- Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (made with yogurt!)
- Curried Carrot Soup (vegan)
- Butternut Squash & Turkey Chili (gluten free)
- Homemade Minestrone Soup (vegan)
- Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
- Turkey, Veggie, & Barley Chili