White Bean Chili

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This white bean chili is full of protein and perfect for any chilly day!

Love chili, but prefer not to load up on saturated fat or processed chili mixes? Considering vegetarianism, but unwilling to give up your favorite foods? We have the solution! Our white bean chili satisfies your craving for chili, but cuts out all of the unhealthy ingredients found in many chili recipes. This chili not only eliminates much of the sodium and saturated fat in traditional chili recipes, it incorporates health superstars like high fiber legumes. This is one healthy chili recipes you will love.

Altering your favorite recipes to adapt them to a healthier eating plan can be hit or miss. Sometimes all it takes is a few eliminations and additions to create a healthier version of a favorite that still tastes great. Other times, even the simplest changes result in a dish that is nothing like the original. This can leave clean eating novices frustrating and feeling as if there is no choice but to eat unhealthy or suffer with food that tastes terrible. Luckily, we offer plenty of recipes like this white bean chili that are delicious and health.

Looking for side dishes to accompany this white bean chili? Your family is sure to love our cleaned up corn bread or our Amazing Mexasian Coleslaw.

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White Bean Chili

With all your favorite flavors, this chili is a healthier version than the original but just as satisfying.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 5 minutes
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds  boneless and skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes canned - with liquid
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth fat free, low sodium -optional vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 31 ounces cannellini beans canned - drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt plain fat free - for garnish


  • Combine all the above ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 8 hours in a 4-6 quart slow cooker.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 454mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Slow Cooker

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  2. I made this last night, it was the best thing I've made in a long time. It was delicious. Made in pot on stove. My family loved it! Thank you so much for recipe.

  3. This is the best recipe ever…making it for the third time today…first time I made it, got all ingredients together, ready to put in pot on stove, didn't realize crockpot/slow cooker recipe. I will make it both ways, but I use rotisserie chicken. Made it for my friend, she loved it also! Thank you for the recipe!!!

  4. Adding a can of pumpkin, not pumpkin pie, but plain, wholesome pumpkin to any chili recipes pumps up to fiber and flavor especially if you have substituted low fat ground turkey.
    Try it, you will be pleasantly surprised with the results, no pumpkin flavor just lots of potassium and fiber!

    1. Yes, if you do it on the stovetop it will only take an hour or an hour and a half. If you use meat, brown it separately and then add it to your chili in the last half an hour, provided you are using already cooked or canned, rinsed beans.

    1. as long as you soak them overnight you should be fine. I cook dried beans in my crockpot and they take about 6 or 7 hours on low so I don't see why it would be different with the other ingredients added.

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