Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

An easy white chicken chili recipe that’s made entirely in your crockpot! You will love this creamy, dairy-free Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, made with cannellini beans, diced green chiles, and corn.

An easy white chicken chili recipe that's made entirely in your crockpot! You will love this creamy, dairy-free Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, made with cannellini beans, diced green chiles, and corn.

Ever since I made this Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup recipe, I’m addicted to dump and go slow cooker dinners. For some slow cooker recipes it’s worth the extra step of browning meat on the stove, but it sure is nice when you can just throw everything into the crockpot, turn it on, and get on with your day!

This easy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili recipe is just that: an easy, dump and go slow cooker dinner. My family loves this healthy white chicken chili, and I bet yours will too!

An easy white chicken chili recipe that's made entirely in your crockpot! You will love this creamy, dairy-free Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, made with cannellini beans, diced green chiles, and corn.

I have a trick for making creamy white chicken chili without dairy… white beans! I use cannellini beans in this chili because they add creaminess, and they are good for you, too.

After the chili cooks, I remove the chicken so that I can chop it up. Before adding the chopped chicken back in (and before adding the corn), I partially puree the broth and beans using an immersion blender. This helps to thicken the broth and creates a creamy chili. The trick is to puree the soup just enough so that you still have some beans left whole too.

If you’re ok with dairy, I recommend serving this chili with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt (or sour cream). It’s really good that way! If you’re dairy-free, I recommend avocado, crushed tortilla chips and cilantro for toppings.

An easy white chicken chili recipe that's made entirely in your crockpot! You will love this creamy, dairy-free Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, made with cannellini beans, diced green chiles, and corn.

You can cook this easy crockpot white chicken chili on high for 3 hours or on low for 6 hours. It’s done when the chicken is cooked through. If you’ll be away from your house all day, you can leave the chili cooking up to 8 or 9 hours on your slow cooker’s low setting.

Tips for making this Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili:

  • My kids don’t like spicy foods, so I’ve kept this chili on the mild side. If you want it spicier, use hot green chiles instead of mild. You can also add more chili powder or use a hot chili powder to amp up the heat.
  • I like to top my chili with crumbled tortilla chips, plain Greek yogurt and chopped cilantro. Sometimes I’ll add a little shredded cheese. The toppings make the chili even better, so be sure to add your favorites!
  • If you want a stovetop recipe, try this white chicken chili recipe.

An easy white chicken chili recipe that's made entirely in your crockpot! You will love this creamy, dairy-free Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, made with cannellini beans, diced green chiles, and corn.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

An easy white chicken chili recipe that’s made entirely in your crockpot! You will love this creamy, dairy-free Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, made with cannellini beans, diced green chiles, and corn.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small or ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) cannellini beans or other white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 ounce can mild diced green chiles*
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • for serving: cilantro, avocado, tortilla chip strips, plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, or shredded cheese, as desired

Directions:

  1. Place chicken, onion, beans, diced green chiles, garlic, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and chicken broth in slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low setting for about 6 hours or high setting for about 3 hours, until chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken to a cutting board and let it rest for a few minutes. Meanwhile, use an immersion blender to puree part of the chili. You just want to puree it a little bit, so that some of the beans help to thicken the broth and some of the beans remain whole.
  4. Chop the chicken and return it to the slow cooker. Stir in the corn.
  5. Cook for 5 more minutes on high setting. Serve with toppings as desired.

*Hot green chiles may be used for a spicier chili.

Nutritional information is an estimate calculated using My Fitness Pal and will vary based on ingredients, quantities and brands used.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 (1 1/2 cup) servings, Serving Size: 1.5 cups (nutrition information is for chili only, without toppings)

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 393 Calories
  • Total Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 12g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 38g
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