3 Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

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With cooler weather coming this 3 Bean Chicken Chili Recipe will soon be a favorite in your home. This chili has beans of course, plus chicken, green chili, garlic, onions and more! This is the perfect recipe to warm you up on a chilly night.

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5 from 2 votes

3 Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:1 hr 35 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups cubed boneless chicken I used thighs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 whole onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cans green chili
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 15 oz can of Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can of Navy Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 14 oz can of cannelloni beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons masa

Garnish Options

  • Cilantro
  • Monterey Jack Cheese and/or Queso Fresco crumbled
  • Sour cream


  • 1. In a bowl season chicken with garlic powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of black pepper. In a 6-quart Dutch oven heat oil over medium-high heat, add in chicken, brown slightly, lower heat to medium, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken has cooked, if desired add in a tablespoon of water. Once the chicken is cooked, remove from the pot.
  • 2. Raise heat to medium-high and saute onions for 2 minutes, add in minced garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds. Add chopped chili's, broth, and seasonings. Mix well, add in chicken again. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and masa. After the 30 minutes, lower the heat to medium-low and add in milk and masa mixture, mix. Cook for an additional five minutes and add in the beans. Continue cooking for five minutes to heat the beans through (you can leave it in longer, but then the beans begin to break down).
  • 4. Serve and garnish with cilantro, cheese, and sour cream -if desired.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: beans, chili

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  1. 5 stars

    We made this chili this past weekend and it immediately became one of our favorites! It was DELICIOUS and very easy to make! I only had Great Northern beans and it worked perfectly. Also, for what it’s worth, I used the Turkey Stock I made after Thanksgiving, though I used chicken thighs. It was perfect! Thanks for the great recipe. Gave it the 5 Stars it deserves!

  2. Oh my! This looks really good and I would have to agree that this perfect for the cold winter days.

    I was a bit surprised that there are a many types of beans — will check its availability locally. Also, I am very excited to try Monterey Jack Cheese and sour cream as garnish.

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