Black and White Bean Chicken Chili

"A hearty soup that is a meal in a bowl."
photo by DeliciousAsItLooks photo by DeliciousAsItLooks
photo by DeliciousAsItLooks
photo by Pam-I-Am photo by Pam-I-Am
photo by DeliciousAsItLooks photo by DeliciousAsItLooks
photo by DeliciousAsItLooks photo by DeliciousAsItLooks
Ready In:
6 1 1/3 cup servings




  • Heat oil in dutch oven or large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook until onions are tender.
  • (Have chicken broth ready) Stir in flour, chili powder, cumin and salt. Note: If you use a bullion cube to make the chicken broth, you might want to reduce or leave out the salt.
  • Gradually stir in chicken broth until thickened. Add 2 cups of milk and continue stirring.
  • Add remaining ingredients except cilantro; stir to combine. Bring to a low boil, but watch for scorching of milk.
  • Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Stir in chopped cilantro.
  • Garnish with crushed taco chips, sour cream, fresh cilantro and hot sauce if you like.

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  1. DeliciousAsItLooks
    Terrific recipe! Very thick, creamy, and delicious. Pretty easy to make too.
  2. Luckdragon76
    The texture/creaminess of this chili is amazing, however, I found it very bland, even after increasing the chili powder, cumin, and black pepper. Tastes more like a chicken chowder to me. Definitely would recommend to those who don't like spicy chili, but I won't make it again for myself.
  3. Dean K.
    This was a very good recipe. I did as most people do, and did just a little alteration to it. I left out the corn, added a 2nd can of white beans. Along with the seasonings that it list, I also added a tsp of Chipotle Chili Powder. I really like spicy, so I think next time I may dice up a habanero into it along with the green chilis.
  4. Julie F
    Very good, mild flavored chili. I am not a big fan of spicy things, but might up the spices in this one a bit next time. For kids though, this would be perfect and it is easy to add more heat to individual servings as desired. The milk and flour gives it a nice, creamy texture that is wonderful! This was very easy to make and everyone loves it with cheese, avocado, sour cream and the crushed tortilla chips. Thanks for sharing!
  5. Roxygirl in Colorado
    I chose this recipe because I liked your photo so much! The milk and the two types of beans gave it a nice creamy texture (like a chowder). Avocado made a perfect topping. I will enjoy making this again. Thanks Pam, for another great recipe.<br/>Roxygirl



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