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Incredible Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Incredible Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Click here for the Instant Pot version of our White Bean Chicken Chili!

This white bean chicken chili is an easy dump-and-go slow cooker recipe, packed with juicy shredded chicken, tender white beans, and the most flavorful, creamy broth. Our recipe will easily become one of your favorite no-stress meals.

Chili is one of my favorite things about the fall! Chili is warm and filling and hearty and drives out the cold better than any other food. As a slow cooker chili, you can make this recipe in the morning and have it ready when you get home from work or errands!

This white bean chili is a fun spin on the traditional dark bean variety. As it uses chicken, it is a little lighter on the stomach than beef chili recipes.

The best part of it is that you can control the level of spiciness pretty easily. I added tips on how to do that in the “Tips and Tricks” section at the bottom of this post.

I have to warn you, this recipe is ADDICTING! It is so flavorful and is the perfect combination of spices and other ingredients. You will definitely be going back for seconds and even thirds if you can manage it!

It would be a hit for family dinners, potlucks, or parties. It’s truly perfect for every occasion. Trust me, make sure to give this recipe a try as soon as possible! You are guaranteed to fall in love with it and the sooner you try it out, the more you’ll be able to use it this fall/winter season.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (~ 2 large or 3 small chicken breasts) fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 14.5 oz chicken broth (can use up to 20 oz if you want it to be thinner)
  • 2 15.8 oz cans Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 4 oz can mild diced green chilis
  • 1 4 oz can hot diced green chilis
  • 1 15.25 can Whole Kernel Corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • ¾ tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 2 or 3 small jalapenos, diced (optional)

Topping Ideas:

  • Southwest/Santa Fe Tortilla Strips
  • Shredded cheese
  • Freshly squeezed limes
  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole/sliced avocados
  • Diced jalapenos
  • Fresh cilantro, minced
Ingredients for incredible slow cooker white chicken chili

Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Place chicken breasts at the bottom of your slow cooker.
  2. Top chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
Chicken breasts in crockpot for white chicken chili

3. Add the diced onion, minced garlic, great northern beans, green chiles, corn, chicken broth and (if desired) the diced jalapenos. Stir, but make sure the chicken stays on the bottom of the slow cooker.

all ingredients are in the crockpot ready to make white chicken chili

4. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours
5. Remove the chicken and shred before returning it to slow cooker. Stir.
6. Immediately add the cream cheese and half and half. Stir.
7. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes, or until chili is creamy and slightly thickened. During this time, stir every 10 minutes to make sure the cream cheese dissolves completely.

White Chicken Chili ready to serve from crockpot

8. Serve warm with desired toppings.

Incredible White Chicken Chili masterpiece served

Chili Tips and Tricks:

-I use frozen chicken breasts in my chili since I store most of my chicken in the freezer. This recipe works just as well with frozen chicken breasts! Just plan on 4-5 hours on HIGH to make sure the chicken cooks through for easier shredding.

-My favorite toppings are a handful of shredded Mexican Cheese and Southwest tortilla strips mixed into the chili. If I don’t cook the jalapenos into the chili, I will add ¼ diced jalapenos to my bowl as well.

To bring on more heat: 1) Add more cayenne pepper to the chicken in step two. 2) Use two cans of hot diced chilis in step three. 3) Add the optional jalapenos into the chili in step three. 4) Use spicy guacamole and more diced hot peppers as toppings for the chili.

To make the chili less spicy: 1) Reduce or omit the cayenne pepper that is added to the chicken in step two. 2) Use two cans of mild diced chilis in step three. 3) Omit the optional jalapenos in step three. 4) Mix cheese into the chili as a topping.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this recipe in the comments below! Enjoy 🙂

MaLee

Incredible White Chicken Chili masterpiece served

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili

This white bean chicken chili is an easy dump-and-go slow cooker recipe, packed with juicy shredded chicken, tender white beans, and the most flavorful, creamy broth. Our recipe will easily become one of your favorite no-stress, easy prep meals!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 6 servings

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (~ 2 large or 3 small chicken breasts) fresh or frozen
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 14.5 oz chicken broth can use up to 20 oz if you want it to be thinner
  • 2 cans Great Northern Beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 oz can mild diced green chilis
  • 4 oz can hot diced green chilis
  • 1 can whole kernel corn drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2-3 small jalepenos, diced (optional)

Toppings (optional)

  • Southwest/Santa Fe tortilla strips Shredded cheese -Freshly squeezed limes -Sour cream -Guacamole/sliced avocados -Diced jalapenos -Fresh cilantro, minced
  • Shredded cheese
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole/sliced avocados
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken breasts at the bottom of your slow cooker. Top chicken breasts with the salt, black pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add the diced onion, minced garlic, great northern beans, green chiles, corn, chicken broth and (if desired) the diced jalapenos. Stir, but make sure the chicken stays on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken and shred before returning it to slow cooker. Stir. Immediately add the cream cheese and half and half. Stir.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes, or until chili is creamy and slightly thickened. During this time, stir every 10 minutes to make sure the cream cheese dissolves completely.
  • Serve warm with desired toppings.
Keyword chicken soup, chili, slow cooker, white chicken chili

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