Chicken Chili With Pinto Beans

Spoonful of White Chicken Chili
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  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 4 bowls (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1137 Calories
19g Fat
163g Carbs
84g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 bowls (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 1137
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 163g 59%
Dietary Fiber 47g 166%
Protein 84g
Calcium 496mg 38%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This is a delicious chicken chili recipe made with kidney beans, chicken breasts, onion, tomatoes, chiles, and cumin.


  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast halves (without skin)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 cans (15 to 16 ounces each) pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chile peppers
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin​

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray.

  2. Brown chicken over medium heat; add the onion, garlic, beans, tomatoes, chile pepper, broth or water, cilantro, chili powder, and cumin.

  3. Cover skillet and simmer for about 20 minutes.