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Serves 6 (serving size: 1 cup)

This quickie chili comes together in a flash, making it ideal for busy weeknights. Green chiles, cumin, cilantro, and lime add a touch of Mexican flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes. Add onion and next 5 ingredients; sauté 3 minutes. Add 2 cups beans, water, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 can chiles, and broth; bring to a boil.

Step 2

Mash 1 cup beans and 1 can chiles in a bowl. Add to soup; simmer 5 minutes. Serve with cilantro and lime.

Ratings & Reviews

MrsERHJr's Review

November 06, 2014
This chili was so good. It was very easy to make and very flavorful. I used great northern beans instead of cannellini beans. Next time I may use three cans instead of three cups. Didn't seem like there was enough beans. Maybe that's just me. Also, I used dried cilantro instead of the fresh and it was still very delicious. Will definitely make this again and again.

TheMomChef's Review

September 28, 2012
When a six year-old downs two bowls of the stuff, you know you have a great recipe. That being said, I used only one can of green chiles since I knew she'd be eating with us. Mashing the beans thickened the broth perfectly and made for a delicious bowl of chili. You can read my full review at Taking On Magazines One Recipe At A Time:

Good chili

October 02, 2017
The flavors of this chili are quite good.  I don't know who's family eats 1 cup of chili for a serving,  but it's not mine.  Realistically,  this makes about 3 servings for normal people.  I used Beyond Meat chicken strips and it worked out great.  Served with cornbread and a salad and everybody liked.

sydneylee's Review

September 10, 2012
I loved this- nice & spicy! I used 2 cans cannellini beans and one can red kidney beans. I also used a little more chicken & onion than called for- wanted some leftovers. The lime & cilantro really top off the flavors well. I plan to make this often!

Laureli's Review

February 03, 2015

crclk14's Review

January 16, 2013

ChefSassy99's Review

January 10, 2013

pollywalk2's Review

October 14, 2012

rebelfan's Review

September 28, 2014
A "go to" recipe at my house for several years. I have prepared it on the stove and in the crock pot. Works fine both ways!

hshellner's Review

January 07, 2014
I will add to recommendations about doubling the spices and altering the recipe to thicken it up. Good base recipe and I will try again with those changes.