Creamy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet

Crockpot White Chicken Chili is the best way to make chili because the slow cooker does the cooking so easy! This is healthier comfort food at its best.

Making chili in the slow cooker is very rewarding. Not only is it simple to make, but you are guaranteed to end up with the best and very flavorful meal. We also love Instant Pot Chili, homemade baked beans, and chicken enchiladas.

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

This Crockpot White Chicken Chili is absolutely amazing and is one of the easiest dishes you can make. It has a creamy texture, delicious taste, and healthy ingredients. Similarly, you end up with a lot of time to work on something else while it cooks. Simply, put all the ingredients in the pot, cover it and let it slowly cook to perfection.

This is one of those amazing dump-and-go crock pot chili recipes. It’s ultra cozy and hearty, and once you prepare your ingredients, you will end up with plenty of time to enjoy most of the afternoon or evening. We love to serve it as is with some tortilla, and cilantro on top. This dish is perfect to make for lunch, dinner, pot-luck, game day, or to host a larger party. It also stores well, and leftovers are just as delicious!

How Do You Make Crockpot White Chicken Chili?

  1. First, make sure to drain and rinse the beans. You want to control the flavor and salt content in it, therefore it is best to rinse the beans.
  2. Then, add the chicken to the pot. Make sure to use thawed and uncooked meat. You can use breast or thighs based on preference. If thighs are used, ensure they are boneless and skinless.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot including the stock. For a thick chili texture, you can use just one cup of stock. However, we like to use 2 cups for best results and texture.
  4. Lastly set the time and let it slowly cook and do its magic. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or LOW for 6-7 hours.
  5. Serve warm, and top it with fresh cilantro, tortilla strips, or sour cream.

Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe

Can I make it Crockpot White Chicken Chili spicier?

For a spicier kick, add some extra sliced jalapeno peppers or roast 2 poblano peppers and add to the pot. When adding the poblano peppers, make sure to rub away the skin, remove the seeds and membranes, then coarsely chop. It is best to add to the pepper at the beginning of cooking.

What are some great toppings for this dish?

We enjoy this meal as is with simple toppings like tortilla chips or cilantro. The base of this chili is mild in flavor so it mixes well with plenty of toppings. Some other favorites are:

  • Sour cream
  • Monterey Jack cheese or any other cheese
  • Sliced avocado
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Pickled jalapeno
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Croutons

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Recipe Tips:

  • We use a 7-quart slow cooker to make this crockpot white chili chicken because we love to cook a larger portion size. However, a smaller version works just as fine, just divide all the ingredients in half and cook as directed.
  • In addition, you can use rotisserie chicken in this recipe. Just make sure to add it towards the end of the cooking process since it’s already cooked.
  • The beans should be rinsed and drained prior to using. As discussed above, it is best to have them clean and to control the saltiness on your own.
  • If planning on hosting a party or event, the soup can stay on the “warm” function of your Slow Cooker. Then, the guests or family members can grab a warm bowl whenever they want during the game.
  • The chili will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator or 3 months frozen.
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Easy Crockpot White Chicken Chili
Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 6 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 5 hours Total time: 5 hrs 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups  cooked shredded chicken meat 
  • 1  yellow onion  (diced)
  • 1  jalapeño  (seeded and minced)
  • 2 15oz. cans  white beans  (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 15oz. can  sweet corn  (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 4.5oz. can  green chiles  (optional for extra spiciness)
  • 4 cloves  garlic  (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried thyme 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  dried parsley 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes 
  • 1/2 teaspoon  kosher salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon  ground black pepper 
  • 4 cups  chicken broth  (low-sodium)
  • 1  lime zested and juiced 

To be added later:

  • 1/2 cup  sour cream 
  • 1 cup  cream 
  • 3 tablespoons  cornstarch 
  • 1 1/2 cups  shredded pepper jack cheese 

Garnish

  •  Freshly chopped cilantro 
  •  Extra cheese 
  •  Sour cream 
  •  Jalapeños 
  •  Corn chips 

Instructions

  1. Add the shredded chicken meat to the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Top with the white beans, green chiles, minced jalapeño, diced onion, minced garlic, sweet corn, dried thyme, dried parsley, salt, pepper, lime juice, lime zest, and red pepper flakes. Add chicken broth. Stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or high for 3 hours.
  4. When there are 30 minutes of cooking remaining, in a small cup mix cream and cornstarch until combined and add the mixture to the slow cooker. Also, stir in sour cream and shredded cheese until melted and fully combined.
  5. Cover and cook for extra 30 minutes on high.
  6. Optional: using an immersion blender, puree a portion of the chili, about 1/2, to thicken it even more.
  7. Serve with your favorite toppings.
Calories: 468 Carbohydrates: 9 Protein: 23 Fat: 37 Saturated Fat: 19 Cholesterol: 142 Sodium: 1003 Potassium: 387 Fiber: 0 Sugar: 1 Vitamin A: 1020 Vitamin C: 16.7 Calcium: 285 Iron: 1.3
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Rachel

I have never made a white chicken chili. I like it when I have it at friend's houses though.

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Anne Marie

I love the addition of lime and jalapenos! A fresh twist on a on favorite.

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Amy Desrosiers

This looks so good! My husband loves chili and I really think he would appreciate this tasty concoction!

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Ruth I

I am sure that my friends and family would love this. It is not that complicated to prep actually. The pictures are looking great.

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Jennifer

Oh my goodness this looks so good! I make chicken chili as well but I never thought about adding corn. This is a great addition!

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Keikilani

Chili in the crockpot is one of my go-to easy meals! Your recipe is so easy and delicious. Adding it to my menu for next week.

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Celebrate Woman Today

Catalina, You are a Master Chef, GRL! Every time I am here – I need to make your recipe!

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Sherry

I love white chicken chili. I only wish the rest of my family did. I'll have to make a batch and freeze some.

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Krystel | Frugal Living

This looks very good. What else do you suggest to accompany it? Can you do this as a dinner

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This is a very hearty meal, it definitely can pass alone as dinner. But you can also serve it with some cornbread on the side, or if you want a light salad. Also, top it high with toppings :) that is the best part of the meal.

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