Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tasty Tuesday: Giada's White Bean and Chicken Chili.

For our shower last Friday night, Cameron's aunt made two types of chili. A regular beef chili and Giada De Laurentis' white bean and chicken chili. I got a little of both but Giada's recipe was definitely my favorite!
White Bean and Chicken Chili
Recipe and photo found here.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds ground chicken
1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon fennel seeds
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons chili powder
3 tablespoons flour
2 (15-ounce cans) cannellini or other white beans, rinsed and drained
1 bunch (about 1 pound) Swiss chard, stems removed, leaves chopped into 1-inch pieces
11/2 cups frozen corn, thawed
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
In a large heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the ground chicken, 1 teaspoon salt, cumin, fennel seeds, oregano, and chili powder. Cook, stirring frequently, until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Stir the flour into the chicken mixture. Add the beans, Swiss chard, corn, and chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer, scraping up the brown bits that cling to the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Simmer for 55-60 minutes until the liquid has reduced by about half and the chili has thickened. Add the red pepper flakes and simmer for another 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Ladle the chili into serving bowls. Sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.


  1. Yum! I'll have to try this before the weather warms up.

  2. **Insert Dumb Question**
    Do they sell the swiss chard at grocery stores? I have tried to find it, but haven't had much luck!

  3. White chicken chili is one of my cold weather favorites! This sounds amazing

  4. This sounds so good! It would be perfect for the cool, rainy weather here today!

  5. This sounds great! I love Giada's recipes, I need to try this one! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Oo i love white bean chilli, that looks like an awesome recipe and I really like taking chilli in for lunch at work..maybe I need to try this recipe out!