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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
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts/thighs
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 cans (4 oz.) green chilies, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground 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-quart slow cooker. Stir to mix
  2. Puree/mash 1 can of beans and mix it with the chicken broth. Pour in chicken broth mixture with the chicken
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours
  4. Remove chicken and shred into bite-sized pieces with two forks. Add pulled chicken back into the soup and remove bay leaf
  5. Season soup with salt and pepper to taste
  6. Add the other can of beans and stir gently to mix
  7. Dish and serve hot with optional toppings of chopped cilantro, lime wedges, shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, diced tomatoes or hot sauce