White Chicken Chili

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This creamy white chicken chili recipe will soon become one of your families favorite weeknight meals. Simply dump everything in the slow cooker and dinner is ready after a long day!

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My white chicken chili crockpot recipe is super simple to make, packed full of delicious flavor and oh so creamy. This white bean chicken chili recipe is also great for serving to a crowd. Do not be surprised when friends and family ask for the recipe!

How can you thicken white chicken chili?

If you’d like a thicker chili, you can add cornmeal, cornstarch or masa to the liquid. You will need to allow the thickener to absorb the liquid for about 20-30 minutes for it to thicken.

Why is it called white chili?

White chili is made with white meats: ground turkey, pork or chicken. Then white beans are added as well as the chicken broth. This results in the “white chili” portion with flavors being added in that keep the base of the color white.

Looking for more slow cooker recipes? My Vegetable Soup, Slow Cooker Chili Recipe and Taco Pasta are a few of our readers favorites!

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Variations for Chicken Chili

White chicken chili has a lot of flavor. If your family enjoys heat, there’s a variety of ways you can add in extra heat.

You can add in:

  • sliced jalapenos
  • red cayenne pepper
  • diced green chiles

The toppings is what makes this white chili chicken recipe so much fun! You can go crazy on the toppings by topping the chili with:

  • tortilla strips or chips
  • jalapenos
  • cheese
  • fresh cilantro
  • green onions
  • avocados
  • red onion
  • cojita cheese

What is White Chili made of?

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The basis of white chili is:

  • boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • white beans
  • green chiles
  • onion
  • spices: ground cumin, chili powder, oregano, garlic powder
  • chicken broth
  • sour cream

How to Make White Chicken Chili Recipe in the Slow Cooker

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To the slow cooker add in the chicken breast, chicken broth, green chiles, onion, chili powder, cumin, oregano and garlic powder.

Place the lid on the slow cooker and allow to cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

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Once the chicken has slow cooked, shred the chicken with two forks. Add in the sour cream and stir.

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Top with cilantro and enjoy!

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Yield: 4

Slow Cooker White Chili Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker White Chili Chili Recipe
This creamy white chicken chili recipe will soon become one of your families favorite weeknight meals. Simply dump everything in the slow cooker and dinner is ready after a long day!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast
  • 30 oz. cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 30 oz. chicken broth
  • 4 oz. green chiles
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 c sour cream
  • chopped cilantro to serve

Instructions

To the slow cooker add in the chicken breast, chicken broth, green chiles, onion, chili powder, cumin, oregano and garlic powder.

Place the lid on the slow cooker and allow to cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

Once the chicken has slow cooked, shred the chicken with two forks. Add in the sour cream and stir.

Top with cilantro and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 723Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 1045mgCarbohydrates: 63gFiber: 15gSugar: 6gProtein: 77g

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  1. This looks amazing! My husband and I like a little heat but we have very little kids (like high chair age) who won’t touch anything vaguely spicy. Are the green chilies more for flavor or heat?

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    They are more for flavor and not too spicy at all, but I sometimes will leave them out because my husband can be really sensitive about anything spicy! He says he can tell, but I’m not so sure LOL.

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