Super Quick Bean and Chicken Chili

A new twist on a traditional family favourite! A complete meal in a bowl ready in minutes that features chicken in delicious harmony with red and white beans.

Super Quick Bean and Chicken Chili

Super Quick Bean and Chicken Chili


  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 lb (450 g) boneless skinless chicken, cut in 1-inch (2 1/2 cm) chunks
  • 1 chopped carrot
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 red bell pepper or green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) chili powder
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) dried oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) ground cumin
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) red kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 ml) milk
  • 1 cup (250 ml) corn kernels
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) shredded old cheddar cheese


  1. In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute chicken and transfer to plate. Add carrot, onion, peppers, chili powder, oregano and cumin; cook, stirring, for 5 min or until vegetables are softened.
  2. Add tomatoes, the red and white kidney beans and tomato paste; bring to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently 15 to 20 min or until thickened.
  3. Whisk flour into milk; gradually stir into pot. Add corn and cooked chicken; simmer, stirring, until thickened and chicken is no longer pink inside.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle servings with cheese.
  5. Serves 6


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Author: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Recipe and photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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