White Bean & Chicken Chili

A wonderful alternative from a traditional chicken soup! The spices in this recipe are warm and comforting on these bitter days. I like to add more chicken to this recipe, but anything goes with this one. Have fun experimenting with a variety of soup ingredients too.

1 cup chopped onion

4 cloves of minced garlic

1 Tbs. olive oil

2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. oregano

¼ tsp. red pepper flakes

¼ tsp. ground cloves

3 cans great northern beans

2 (4 ½ oz.) cans diced green chilis

4 cups chicken stock

3 cups cooked chicken


Cook onion and garlic in oil until transparent.

Stir in cumin, oregano, red pepper and cloves. Saute 2-3 minutes.

Stir in beans, chilis and chicken broth. Simmer 5 more minutes.

Add chicken and heat until warm throughout.

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