Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe

White Bean Chicken Chili

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 hrs
Total: 5 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
965 Calories
13g Fat
145g Carbs
69g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 965
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 298mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 145g 53%
Dietary Fiber 42g 151%
Protein 69g
Calcium 424mg 33%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This well seasoned white chili is super easy to prepare in the slow cooker, and it gets lots of flavor from chicken, garlic, white beans, and peppers.

Use boneless chicken thighs, chicken breasts, or a combination of both. Cumin, garlic, and oregano give this chili excellent flavor.


  • 1 pound chicken (cut up into small chunks)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (chopped finely)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin or 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf oregano
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) white beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 or 2 chopped bell peppers (a combination of colors)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno chile pepper
  • Dash salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Optional: Monterey jack cheese (shredded)
  • Optional: tortilla chips (broken)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker combine the chicken, onions, chicken broth, garlic, cumin, and oregano.

  2. Cook on low for about 3 to 4 hours.

  3. Add drained beans and cook for 2 to 3 hours longer.

  4. About 1 to 1 1/2 hours before the chili is done, add the chopped bell peppers and jalapeno peppers, if using.

  5. Taste and add salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed.

  6. Top each serving with shredded Monterey jack cheese and or broken tortilla chips if desired.

Recipe Variation

  • Use pinto beans or great northern beans in the recipe.