Try This White Chicken Chilli Stew (for a Change from Beef)

Jill Holtz

October 20, 2021

white chicken chili with cannellini beans

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If you are looking to change up your family dinner ideas, then try this White Chicken Chili Stew, it’s so easy to make and makes a nice alternative to the traditional beef chilli recipes.

You can also make it in advance and the flavours are even better next day, and it freezes well.

White Chicken Chili Stew

We love this White Chicken Chili Stew served with warmed tortillas or bacon corn muffins.

This recipe serves 4.


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 700g / 24 oz), diced into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
  • 1 x 400g (14oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 110g / 4oz jalapeño chillies from a jar or tin, diced
  • 400ml / 13 fl oz chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 225g / 8oz sour cream
  • 120ml / 4 fl oz single cream
  • Coriander, chopped for garnish (optional)


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  1. Brown the chicken and onion in the oil over a medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant.
  3. Add the beans, chillies, stock and seasonings and simmer for 30 minutes.
  4. Stir in the sour cream and single cream.
  5. Heat through, but do not boil.
  6. Garnish with chopped coriander and additional sour cream, if desired.

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Try This White Chicken Chili Stew (for a Change from Beef)

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Published On: October 20th, 2021 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: October 29th, 2022 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Jill Holtz

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls

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