Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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Tender chicken, green chilies, and hearty white beans come together in this southwest inspired Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili. This chili is so flavor-packed and delicious you’ll consider it a slow cooker wonder! 

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This White Chicken Chili recipe is one you’re going to want to make a lot this fall and winter. It is so comforting and delicious. I can never have just one bowl!

If you haven’t tried a white chicken version of chili yet, you’re missing out, my friends. It tastes completely different from the chili we’ve all come accustomed to, but it’s definitely a welcome change.

It’s filled with hearty ingredients and southwest inspired flavors that will leave you totally satisfied! 😄

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

The rich and creamy broth compliments the green chilies and tender chicken perfectly, and once you load on the toppings it only gets better from there!

I personally love to add on fresh cilantro, tortilla strips, Monterey Jack cheese and some sour cream for extra creaminess, but what you put on yours is totally up to you! I know some people like to add sliced avocado and freshly squeezed lime juice to theirs, but no matter what you choose, you’ll still end up loving every spoonful! 😃

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

The best part about this Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is that it’s easily assembled. Simply throw everything into the slow cooker so you can go about your day.

When I worked at the doctors office years ago, I used to come home on my lunch hour to start this, since it only takes about 4 to 6 hours to cook. By the time I came home from work I was greeted with the most divine aromatics and dinner was just about ready to be served!

Now that’s what I call a total weeknight winner dinner. 🙂 


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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 8


  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14 ounces, each) white beans, drained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces, each) diced green chilies
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk (I use 2%)


  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • sour cream
  • tortilla strips
  • fresh cilantro
  • fresh lime juice


  • Place chicken breasts in the bottom of a 7-quart greased slow cooker. Top chicken breasts with the onion, beans, green chilies, chicken broth, chili powder, cumin, pepper and salt. Cover with lid. Cook on low heat 4 to 6 hours, or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender.
  • Carefully remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and place on a cutting board. Let it rest.
    In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Once melted, add the flour. Whisk constantly to combine with the butter. Pour milk in slowly, while continuing to whisk until mixture is thick, creamy and combined. This should take about 5 minutes or less.
    Pour this mixture into the slow cooker. Stir.
  • Shred chicken breasts then place back into the slow cooker. Stir gently to combine. Cover with lid and cook another 20 to 30 minutes on low or until chili has thickened.
    Serve white chicken chili in individual bowls with desired toppings. Enjoy!



White Chicken Chili made in the slow cooker
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5 thoughts on “Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

  1. 5 stars
    This is soooo good. What would you do to spice this up a bit more?? My husband loves everything spicey and other than dousing it with Tobasco or something do you have any yummy ideas? Thanks for every idea you share.

    1. Hi Lee! So happy to know you enjoyed it! If you’d like more spice then I would suggest adding another can or two of diced green chilies. You could also add just a bit of cayenne pepper! 🙂

  2. Today I made this followed the recipe exactly it was so easy and so delicious. It was a different twist fom regular chili but so tasty. It was very filling. I will definitely be making this again. I already sent the recipe to my sister in law and she plans on making it tomorrow. I just love all the recipes you post. I have not had a bad one yet. Thanks

  3. 5 stars
    I made this yesterday. It was excellent. Wonderful flavor. I cooked it on top of the stove instead of a slow cooker. I used rotisserie chicken, already cooked. Shreaded it and added it to the pot. I used a little less cumin and only one can of green chilies. I used Great Northern beans because that’s what I had. My husband loved it. I will definitely make it again.

  4. 5 stars
    delicious! I made this just like the recipe and it turned out sooo good. will definitely make it again.

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