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Slow cooker white chicken chili in a blue bowl.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

No doubt about it, a big bowl of homemade chili is one of the most delicious things going, especially when it’s cold outside. But sometimes, even with the best chili recipe, it’s easy to get a little bored of ground beef, tomatoes, and kidney beans.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 (1 1/2 cup) servings
Calories 228kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans great Northern beans drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounces frozen corn
  • 2 (4-ounce) cans mild diced green chiles undrained
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro optional
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For Topping:

  • sliced avocado jalapeños, shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro, and/or tortilla strips.


  • To a slow cooker, add chicken, beans, corn, green chiles and juice, onion, and garlic. Stir in chicken broth, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne pepper (if using).
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours. Remove chicken to large mixing bowl, shred, then return to slow cooker.
  • Stir in cream cheese, half and half, and cilantro (if using). Cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes, or until chili is creamy and slightly thickened.
  • Stir until uniformly combined and season to taste with salt and pepper (I like 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper). Serve as desired with avocado, jalapeños, shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro, and/or tortilla strips.


Yield: About 9 cups


Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 591mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 455IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg