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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is an easy crock-pot recipe for a healthy white chicken chili. This recipe for white bean chili is a tried and true family favorite!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, White Bean Chicken Chili, White Chicken Chili
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 141kcal


  • 1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 small onion finely minced
  • 2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chilies
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans Great Northern White beans see note
  • Optional Toppings: Sour cream, Greek yogurt, shredded montery jack or cheddar cheese, feta cheese, salsa verde, tortilla chips


  • In a 6 quart slow cooker, mix together the stock, cumin, onion powder, minced garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, bay leaves, onion, and chilies. Pour in 1 can of white beans without draining, and then rinse and drain the other can of beans and add to the slow cooker as well. Nestle the chicken in the liquid.
  • Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  • Discard the bay leaves and remove the chicken from the slow cooker and place on cutting board or in bowl.
  • While the chicken is removed from the slow cooker, use a hand held immersion blender to puree part of the chili--you only want to puree about 2 cups of the chili, as you want some of the beans to still remain whole. Alternatively, you can place 2 cups of the chili into a blender and blend until smooth and mix back into the slow cooker. (If blending, be sure to leave the lid on your blender open a crack to let steam escape.)
  • Slice up the chicken into bite size pieces, of use a hand held kitchen mixer to quickly shred your chicken. Return the chicken to the slow cooker and stir.
  • Top with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, cheese, tortilla chips, avocado, and/or cilantro.


  • Be sure to only rinse and drain one can of the beans. The thick liquid from the canned beans helps to thicken and flavor this White Chicken Chili recipe. 
  • Store leftover Chicken Chili in the fridge for 3-4 days and in the freezer for up to 3 months. 
  • If you want a super creamy, decadent White Chicken Chili, add 4 ounces softened cream cheese to the crockpot for the last 30 minutes of cook time. 
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 141 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 544mg16%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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