A few years ago a friend of mine made white bean chicken chili for a book club get together. It was delicious so I asked for the recipe. Even though I loved the dish, I never made it because the recipe was time consuming (soak beans overnight, cook chicken separately, etc.)
So after searching online for the slow cooker version, I found this one on The Cook Book Critic (only 10 minutes to prepare). The picture above doesn’t do this one justice. This is a really tasty dish that I’ve already made again. We topped it with guacamole and cheddar cheese. But one word of caution: you might want to watch how much cayenne pepper you add because it can be a little spicy. Next time I will only use 1/2 tsp.
I also find these chicken and bean slow cooker recipes perfect for older babies and toddlers. My 11-month old son loves this dish. All I have to do is make sure the chicken is shredded and the beans are cut in half. The I put the food on his highchair tray and he goes to town with his little hands. My 3-year old, on the other hand, barely touched it, but she loved the guacamole and cheese.
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Have a great weekend!
Cook Time: 4 to 5 hours on HIGH; 9 to 10 hours on LOW
Servings: 4 to 6
3 cans (15 oz. each) white beans (cannellini, Great Northern, etc.)
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano leaves
1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp salt
1 to 1.25 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 1/2 cups chicken broth
Rinse and drain the beans. Place them in a slow cooker. Add the onions, garlic, chilies, spices, and salt, and stir to combine. Place the chicken breasts over the top, and pour in the chicken broth. Cover and cook on LOW for 9 to 10 hours, or HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
When ready to serve, remove the chicken and shred the meat into bite-sized pieces, using a couple of forks; set aside. The original recipe provides an option of blending the beans but this seemed to ruin the easiness of this dish.
You can serve this with tortillas, tortilla chips, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, chopped fresh cilantro or shredded jack or cheddar cheese.