White Chicken Chili in Your Crock Pot

Having a slow-cooker, a.k.a. Crock Pot, is a life saver for my family some days. In fact, I love my slow-cooker and swear by it.

However, there are days when I am in a rush, and even the slow-cooker can slow me down, IF I don’t have a quick recipe.

Below is a quick-to-prepare slow-cooker recipe for a chicken based chili that can literally be thrown together within minutes before rushing out the door to work in the morning.

And if you enjoyed this recipe, try our other slow cooker chili recipes:

White Chicken Chili in slow cooker; human hand dipping spoonful out


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White Chicken Chili
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If you enjoy the warmth and comfort of chili on a cold day but would prefer a milder flavor, using chicken, and maybe even a little less indigestion than beef chili is famously known for, this white chili is the perfect slow-cooker recipe.
White Chicken Chili in white bowl with spoon on vibrate table mat
White Chicken Chili
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If you enjoy the warmth and comfort of chili on a cold day but would prefer a milder flavor, using chicken, and maybe even a little less indigestion than beef chili is famously known for, this white chili is the perfect slow-cooker recipe.
  • 2 cans navy beans
  • 4 cans chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 5 cups cooked chicken breast diced (tip -,use already prepared or canned variety for quick preparation)
  • 1 cup water
  1. Preparation: In slow-cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover with lid, and cook on low for 6 hours, or high for 4 hours.
Recipe Notes

Serve with warmed flour tortillas, or, my favorite, jalapeno cornbread, and top with your favorite condiments, such as: shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican blend, sliced black olives, chunky salsa, sour cream, or guacamole, if desired.

White Chicken Chili in white bowl with spoon on vibrate table mat

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About Lynne Jaques

Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!

26 thoughts on “White Chicken Chili in Your Crock Pot”

  1. Yum! I love that there isn’t a laundry list of ingredients, but very important and flavor-packed ingredients. I can just imagine how delicious this tastes!

      • Isn’t that the truth? With grocery prices getting higher and higher, it is so great to find a recipe that is actually affordable and delicious.

        • Grocery prices are crazy! Nothing can stay the same price and sales aren’t even “sales” anymore. I’m always looking for recipes that I can make with cost-effective items. This is perfect.

  2. I just received a slow cooker as a housewarming gift last month. I can’t believe I never had one before then! It has made my life much easier and now I’m always on the hunt for new recipes. I’ve got all of the ingredients for this chili on hand so I ‘m going to try it out tonight. It looks yummy and I’ve always preferred the flavor of chili made with chicken over beef. I like the tortilla idea too. Do you have any suggestions for adding a little spice? A minced pepper or just some chili powder?

  3. I love a good crock pot recipe! A nice crock pot is a must have in the kitchen; it is an absolute life saver. I’ve never made chili with chicken, so this is going to be fun to try. This recipe sounds delicious to make on a cold winter day. It is comfort food at its very best.

  4. When the weather starts to cool down, I will definitely be pulling out my crock pot to try this. It sounds so simple and delicious. Often it seems like white chili doesn’t have enough flavor, but the ingredients and seasonings sound like it would be quite tasty.

  5. Hmmm…i ‘ll be heaping bowls upon bowls of this amazing dish…gladly the recipe is easy to remember…i can see an upcoming weekend to remember :)…can’t wait!

  6. I have a slow cooker and it is my favorite item the kitchen. That being said, I sometimes get sick of making the same things with it. I’ve never actually tried Chicken Chili. My family never made it, and when I thought of chili it was “beef, beef, and beef”.

    I’ll be printing this recipe out so I can try it. It looks easy enough and I won’t have to search high and low stuff to go into the recipe.

  7. We eat a lot of beef chili in my house and like you said it’s a big source of indigestion for us. I didn’t even know you could make chicken chili! I tried it once and it just ended terribly. The ease of the instructions for this one makes me want to try it out, though! I also just love having recipes available for my beloved Crock Pot.


  8. I’ve eaten this recipe before at functions, but never found it posted anywhere. I’m so glad you posted it, I’m definitely going to make it. We recently cut way down on red meat to cut calories and fat in our diet. This will be a very nice alternative to ground turkey – which has taken the place of beef in our lives.

  9. White pepper is one of those spices that don’t get used very often, but can make a big difference in dishes. Here is my easy to remember rule when using white pepper: white pepper in white dishes. It adds a mild pepper flavor without having black flecks in your food. Not that having black flecks is a bad thing, but it just has a nicer appearance and a slightly smoother pepper flavor. Black pepper is a little more bold in flavor, so for white cream sauces, or white bean chili, white pepper is better in my opinion.

  10. This looks and sounds amazing! Lately, I’ve been looking for tasty crock pot recipes. Since I spend my days chasing after my 11 month old I’ve been having a tough time setting aside time to cook. So, I thought I’d try some slow cook recipes. I’m usually awake before my son, that would be a great time to throw everything in the pot!

  11. I totally agree, a crockpot is amazing and a big time saver. Chicken Chili sounds amazing on a cold winter night like tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. Oh wow, thank you! I’ve had chicken Chilli. I loved it and wanted to make it again. But every recipe I find has something just a little different than what I had that time. The little differences are enough to change the entire taste of it. Bieve me, I have tried them all. This one looks good, though. I’ll definitely have to give it a wtry and see how it works out!

  13. I love chili, and I’ve created my own recipe using pork and mixing chickpeas and white navy beans, but your chicken variety sounds delicious, as well. I’m always looking for new low cost meals that will be a hit, so I’m going to make this, and I know it will go over well. I love your serving suggestions of warm tortillas, jalapeno cornbread and shredded cheese.

  14. I was never satisfied with the chili I used to eat at restaurants, it was always missing something. I started doing some research and basically do my own recipe, and every person who ate it loved it! I love cooking white chicken with my chili recipe, is delicious!

  15. I have had white chicken chili in a can last winter. Usually the canned food is never as good as something made from scratch. Then it makes me want to go looking in the kitchen to see what I can come up with. Who can blame a person when throwing everything in a slow cooker is so much easier than standing on your feet in the kitchen all day? Besides, it allows you to multi task and get other things done.

  16. I’ve been thinking about getting a slow cooker for a while. From the other comments, it seems like it’s the perfect cooking tool for a college student like me! Just throw some relatively simple ingredients into a pot then forget about it for a while? Heck yes!

    This recipe also seems delicious and quite cheap. I’ll definitely give it a try.

  17. Mmmm! This dish looks simply delish! I can’t belief how easy the recipe appears to be, and how affordable the ingredients are. We are total chili lovers in my household, and this recipe will certainly come in handy for these cold upcoming months. Thanks alot!

  18. What a nice easy and yummy looking recipe for these cold days ahead. I’ve made white chili in the past, but there are a couple of ingredients in this that I haven’ tried. I’m going to try it with the cloves and diced green chilies. I’ll bet those give it an extra kick.

  19. This recipe looks delicious! I just recently tried chili for the first time and I enjoyed it more than I thought I would but this just looks soo good. I cant wait to get my slow cooker out and make it. I will be making this for dinner sometime this week for sure, I cant wait to see how it turns out.

  20. This recipe seems fairly economical. I love soup, stews, and the like all year round. My only objection to making them in the summer is that it sometimes gets too hot to stand over the stove for a lengthy period of time. However, this crock pot recipe solves that problem entirely. I love using my crock pot in the summer because mine literally puts off no heat in my kitchen at all. Plus, I can run around outside and do fun summertime things while my white chicken chili is cooking!

  21. This is really the time of year where my crock pot because my best friend, and this sounds like a great thing to make in it. The colder weather really brings out my desire to have soup on hand all of the time, and I like the things that are more rare and uncommon, which I would say this is.

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