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15 Bean Chicken Chili Recipe

Looking for an easy 15 Bean Chicken Chili recipe? Learn how to make 15 Bean Chicken Chili using healthy ingredients.

Submitted by grayceworks

Makes 14 servings

Hearty and filling lo-cal and hi-fiber, hi-protein meal. Great for slow-cookers too! Now, the package of beans says it has 16 servings of 1/2 cooked beans per serving. I like BIG bowls of chili, so I figure with veggies and meat in this, there's about 14 cup-sized servings in here for about 200cal per serving. You get 16g protein per serving, as well as 11g fiber, bringing the total countable carbs down to 17g! And the beans are good carbs, with a low glycemic load, great for people watching their blood sugars!

Recipe Ingredients for 15 Bean Chicken Chili

16 serving With Seasoning Packet Original 15 Bean Soup
2 medium Green Bell Pepper
4 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) Celery
1 large (Xtra large, or 2 medium) Onions
16 oz Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
4 medium whole (2-3/5" dia) Tomatoes, Red, Ripe
4 tbsp dry mix White Chicken Chili Seasoning
4 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 1/2 tsp Creole Seasoning
1 tbsp minced fresh garlic
2 tsp Coarse ground pepper
7 grams (2tsp) Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle Salt-Free Seasoning Blend

Recipe Directions for 15 Bean Chicken Chili

  1. NOTE: Pay attention to the brand of Creole seasoning, as some of them have a LOT of salt.

  2. Tony Chachere's: tastes great, but it has a LOT of salt (2480mg in 2tsp! )

  3. Spice Hunter's has 0 salt in 2tsp

  4. Zatarain's has 540mg for 2tsp

  5. McCormick's has 30mg in 2tsp.

  6. I think Zatarain's is the best compromise here between flavor and salt content, but if you're on a low-salt diet, go with McCormick's (because the chili seasoning mix has sodium too), and as with any recipe, season to taste!

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  8. NOTE:Plan ahead and soak 15 bean mix OVERNIGHT, rather than the quick-soak. THIS IS IMPORTANT! It helps prevent digestive issues, and also helps the beans cook much faster.

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  10. Drain and rinse the soaked beans. Add 2 quarts (8 cups) cold water.

  11. Add thawed chicken breasts or thighs (thighs only add 7 cal per serving from fat, so they're a great substitute if you're watching your budget. If you buy bone-in, remove the skin before cooking, and you'll have to remove the bones later)

  12. Add chopped bell pepper, onion, and celery.

  13. Add pepper, chipotle seasoning, oregano, and creole seasoning. Add minced garlic.

  14. Bring to a boil over high heat, then turn down to medium and cook covered at a slow boil for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, or until the chicken is falling apart, vegetables are tender, and the beans are thoroughly cooked and starting to thicken. Most of the water should be gone at this point. Stir occasionally to prevent burning.

  15. Reduce the heat to medium low. (If you used bone-in chicken, this is the point where you remove it from the pot and take the bones out, then put the chicken back in the pot)

  16. Mix the seasoning packet from the beans and the White Chicken Chili seasoning packet with 1 cup of water and add to the beans, along with 3 diced tomatoes, and simmer covered for another 30 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked and the liquid has thickened again.

  17. Enjoy!

  18. This is easily adapted to a slow-cooker. After soaking, add all ingredients except tomatoes and season-packets. About an hour before serving, add the tomatoes and season-packets, and cook on high until done.


Beans, Chicken, Vegetables, Main Dish, American-Southwestern, Mexican, Advance, Boil, Slow Cook

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 145.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 6% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.


Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
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