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White Bean Chicken Poblano Stew

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White Bean Chicken Poblano Stew is a one-pot stew of tender shredded chicken, white beans and poblanos. Healthy, hearty and perfect any night of the week.
Course Soups, Stews & Chilis
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy, healthy, low fat, one pot, poblano
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 272
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 poblano peppers seeded and diced
  • 1 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 large jalapeño seeded for less heat and diced*
  • kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • teaspoon ground cumin I use toasted
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon oregano I use Mexican oregano
  • pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3 (15 ounce) cans great northern beans or cannelini beans
  • 1 quart (4 cups) low-sodium chicken broth
  • cup salsa verde
  • cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed


  • sliced avocado
  • radish slices
  • cilantro
  • tortilla chips


  • Add 1 teaspoon light olive oil, onion, poblano and jalapeño with a pinch of kosher salt into a dutch oven. Stir and sauté until soft, about 8 to 10 minutes. If the vegetables look like they need more oil, add a splash of water and stir.
  • Once soft, add in garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander and oregano. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken, beans and broth. Increase the heat to high, cover the pot and bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and cooked through.
  • Remove the chicken to a cutting board, allow to rest for 5 mintues before shredding with 2 forks. Add the chicken back in, along with the salsa verde, lime juice and cilantro.
  • Taste and season with kosher salt, about 2 teaspoons.
  • Serve ladled into bowls with fresh avocado, extra cilantro, lime wedges and tortilla chips.


Serving: 1generous cup | Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 882mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g