Chicken, Sausage, and White Bean Chili

Chicken, sausage, and white bean chili

Diana Rattray / The Spruce

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1036 Calories
28g Fat
123g Carbs
75g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 1036
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 123g 45%
Dietary Fiber 33g 117%
Protein 75g
Calcium 301mg 23%
*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 chicken chili is loaded with flavor, and it makes a great fall or winter meal with cornbread or biscuits.


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 2 boneless chicken breast halves (diced)
  • 12 to 16 ounces chicken sausage (such as chicken apple sausage, or substitute turkey sausage)
  • 2 cans (about 16 ounces each) great northern beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 cups tomatillo salsa
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice (fire-roasted, chili-style, or plain)
  • 1 cup corn kernels (frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers (or mild chile peppers; finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Optional: dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (or to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, diced chicken, and sliced sausage; sauté until onions are tender and chicken is cooked through.

  3. Put the drained beans in a to 6-quart slow cooker; add the skillet mixture and all remaining ingredients except cilantro.

  4. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

  5. Sprinkle with cilantro just before serving.

  6. Serve and enjoy!