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A slow cooker white chicken chili with tender chicken and beans simmered in a thick broth with green chilies, onions and celery. Pair it with your favorite toppings.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


This light and healthy slow cooker white chicken chili has tender chicken, green chilies and creamy white beans in a warm, comforting broth.


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  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts/thighs
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cans (4 oz.) green chilies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • Red pepper flakes/cayenne powder/chili powder to taste (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans (16 oz.) navy/cannellini beans, drained


  1. Combine the chicken, onions, garlic, celery, green chilies, oregano, cumin and bay leaf in a 6 qt. slow cooker. Stir to mix.
  2. Puree or mash 1 can of beans and mix it with the chicken broth. Add it to the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  4. Remove chicken and shred it into bite-sized pieces with two forks. Add pulled chicken back into the soup and remove the bay leaf.
  5. Do a taste check and add more seasonings if needed.
  6. Stir in the other can of beans, cover and cook until warmed through, about 10 minutes.
  7. Dish and serve hot with optional toppings of chopped cilantro, lime wedges, shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, diced tomatoes or hot sauce.
  8. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours