Heart-Healthy White Bean Chicken Chili

February 24, 2017

Thank you for joining us on this 28-day journey for heart health. We hope you’ve found the articles helpful and that you’ve learned something new.

Heart health isn’t about a crash diet. It’s not about getting up at 5 AM to run 10 miles every morning or vowing to never eat dessert again. Instead, it’s a commitment to yourself and your family to make heart health, and your health more broadly, a priority in your life. Only when you decide to make heart health a priority will you begin to establish the kinds of habits of that will sustain your heart for years to come.

On the final day of this journey of heart-health awareness, enjoy this healthy recipe, and we’ll see you next year for a month of heart health.

White Bean Chicken Chili

Great northern white beans are a low fat, cholesterol free, low calorie source of iron, dietary fiber, potassium and protein. Using chicken in this recipe adds to its healthy credentials.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 cups chopped onion

2 4-ounce cans chopped green chiles

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 15-ounce cans great northern beans, rinsed

4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

4 cups diced cooked skinless turkey, or chicken

2 tablespoons cider vinegar


Heat oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in chiles, oregano, cumin and cayenne. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Stir in beans and broth; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Add turkey (or chicken) and vinegar; cook for 5 minutes more.