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Giada's White Bean Chicken Chili, the best we've ever had.
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Giada's White Bean Chicken Chili

The best white bean chili recipe
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 201kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon salt plus more for seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon fennel seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 cannellini or other white beans 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard about 1 pound, stems removed, leaves chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn thawed
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • Freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Instructions

  • In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the ground chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, cumin, fennel seeds, oregano, and chili powder. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  • Stir the flour into the chicken mixture. Add the beans, Swiss chard, corn, and chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer, scraping up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.
  • Simmer for 55-60 minutes until the liquid has reduced by about half and the chili has thickened.
  • Add the red pepper flakes and simmer for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Ladle the chili into serving bowls. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.

Nutrition

Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 412IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg