Chicken and White Bean Stew


This slow cooked stew recipe is similar to a Southwestern white chili. The refrigerated Alfredo sauce gives it a creamy texture.

Chicken and White Bean Stew
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
35 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 35 mins


  • 2 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 10 ounce packages refrigerated light Alfredo sauce

  • 1 15 ounce can Great Northern or white kidney (cannellini) beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup chopped red onion (1 medium)

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese (1 ounce) (optional)

  • Fresh parsley leaves (optional)


  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Sprinkle chicken with cumin and black pepper. In a large skillet cook chicken, half at a time, in hot oil over medium heat until browned. Place chicken in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in Alfredo sauce, beans, broth, onion, chile peppers, and garlic.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2-1/2 hours. If desired, sprinkle each serving with cheese and/or parsley.

For easy cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker. Once the food is out of your slow cooker liner, simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
16g Fat
20g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 122mg 41%
Sodium 918mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 171.6mg 13%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 328mg 7%
Folate, total 8.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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