White bean chicken chili is a game-day winner!

White bean chicken chili is flavorful, filling and nutritious.

White bean chicken chili is flavorful, filling and nutritious.

It’s tailgate season … and that means creating healthy, easy-to-serve dishes that deliver staying

power on game day. Try this delicious white bean chicken chili – it’s cooked in a crockpot so you can easily transport and reheat any time, wherever you happen to be.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Sue Ryskamp is happy to report that this recipe was a hit at a recent University of Michigan Wellness Resource Center’s “Nutritious Is Delicious” food-tasting event.

White Bean Chicken Chili

Makes 6 one-cup servings


1.5 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breast, cooked and chopped

1 cup no-salt-added chicken broth

1 (11 oz) can no-salt-added white corn, drained

2 (15 oz) cans no-salt-added great northern beans, drained, 1 can pureed

1 small white onion, chopped

1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies

1 (14 oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes

½ tsp chopped garlic

1 Tbsp chili seasoning


Add all ingredients to slow cooker and cook over low heat for 8 hours.

After cooking, stir in 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt.  Garnish with ½ bunch chopped cilantro leaves.

Nutrition Breakdown:

  • 165 calories per cup
  • 1.5 g fat
  • 22 g carbohydrates
  • 4 g fiber
  • 20 g protein


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