Chicken Chili Chili Bang Bang !

Colleen Sowa


This is a white chicken chili.

The kids and I watched the movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" after we ate our chili, that is how we named it!

This is a very good comfort food chili.

You can add more heat by adding more jalapeno peppers and including the veins and seeds! I printed my mild version here because most people don't like chili as spicy as I do. You can make it as hot as you like!

My grandchildren love this chili and they like it with the corn, sometimes we have made it without the beans.

I hope you try this chili and see just how good it is!

pinch tips: How to Brown Chicken



12 - 15 (depending on size of bowls)


20 Min


25 Min


Stove Top



3 large
potatoes (diced) and enough water to just cover them for boiling plus 2 more cups of water)
3 stick
celery (diced)
1 large
onion (diced)
1 large
green or yellow bell pepper (diced)
1/2 large
red or orange bell pepper (diced)
2 large
jalapeno peppers (deveined and deseeded minced fine for milder flavor or leave the veins and seeds for stronger flavor i sometime make a second batch with a lot more kick for the grown ups) (optional)
3 clove
garlic (minced)
1 Tbsp
butter or olive oil (for saute of veggies)
2 can(s)
cannellini beans (white kidney beans)
1 can(s)
garbanzos, cooked
2 can(s)
great northern beans
1 1/2 lb
cooked chicken of choice (i like breast meat)
1 tsp
chili powder
1 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
white pepper
2 Tbsp
ground cumin powder
2 can(s)
(10 - 12 ounces) cream of chicken soup
1 can(s)
(10 - 12 ounces) cream of celery soup


1 can(s)
(15 - 16 ounces) drained whole kernel corn (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Peel potatoes, dice them and put in large pot. Put in just enough water to cover and then add 2 cups more water. Bring to a boil and cook about 10 minutes or until tender.
Saute the celery in butter (or olive oil) for 5 minutes, then add the remaining veggies. Do not brown the veggies! Add a little water if needed to prevent browning.

Add the veggies to the pan with the potatoes and water.
Add the beans and chicken.

(Do not drain liquids from the cans! This is the only salt needed unless you choose to add more).
Add the soups and spices. Heat thoroughly about 8 minutes or so.

If you like a thinner chili, feel free to add some water until you reach the desired consistancy.
*** You can follow this recipe or exchange or leave out ingredients you may not care for, but this will change the results a bit.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy