Favorite Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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  • 5 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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 (great northern or cannellini, drained and rinsed)
  • 1 or 2 chopped red, green or yellow bell peppers (or a combination of colors)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons minced jalapeno chile pepper or use canned or pickled jalapeno peppers
  • Dash salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • Optional: Monterey jack cheese (shredded)
  • Optional: tortilla chips (broken)

How 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.


    Use pinto beans or great northern beans in the recipe.

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    Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
    Calories 965
    Total Fat 13 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Unsaturated Fat 4 g
    Cholesterol 63 mg
    Sodium 298 mg
    Carbohydrates 145 g
    Dietary Fiber 42 g
    Protein 69 g
    (The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)