White Bean Chili, photo by Fresh Avocados - Love One TodayPhoto by Fresh Avocados - Love One Today

White Bean Chili

Cuisine: Tex Mex
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Serving suggestion: 1 cup served over rice or with your favorite crackers.

This Love One Today® fresh avocado recipe is another way to make the American Heart Association’s® recommendations part of your healthy lifestyle.

This hearty chili blends the right amount of spice with the creaminess of fresh avocado for a comforting meal. Heart-Checked certification does not apply to all recipes or information unless expressly stated. American Heart Association and Healthy For Good are trademarks of the AHA.

Recipe courtesy of Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®


  • 1 ripe fresh avocado pitted, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 rib celery diced, about ½ cup
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers seeded, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (15 ounce) cannellini beans drained
  • 3 cups reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, celery and pepper(s). Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is translucent, about 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic, cumin, coriander and salt; cook 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in 1 can of the beans. Mash with a potato masher or fork until beans are almost completely mashed.
  5. Stir in broth, oregano, chicken and remaining can of beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer; cover for 20 minutes.
  6. To serve, stir half of the avocado and cilantro into the chili.
  7. Serve in bowls; top with remaining avocado and cilantro.

Chef Notes

Note: Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.

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