Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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This Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is a wonderfully comforting soup created with everyday ingredients! With your slow cooker simmering all day, your house will smell amazing, and your stomach will feel satisfied. This easy white chicken chili is about to become your new favorite meal prep dish!

a hearty bowl of chili with toppings on a white table

Why I Love This Recipe for Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

So, when it’s really really cold outside, there’s no way I’m going outside for literally anything. You know what that means? It’s soup season! Soup is so comforting and warming, and it’s at its absolute best on days when there’s a crisp chill in the air.

This slow cooker white chicken chili is super simple and requires only everyday ingredients, probably ones you already have on hand! Plus, by making it in the slow cooker, you just pop the ingredients in, and then you can enjoy the wonderful smell all day long (or come home to a home filled with the delicious smell of comforting food). I can’t think of anything much better!

It’s full of hearty ingredients like beans, hominy, veggies, and juicy flavorful chicken that will satisfy both your stomach and your soul. Oh, I almost forgot the best part – you can freeze your leftovers and reheat them next time you need a soup day! That’s right, you can meal prep it! 

I can’t wait for you to try this chili and let it work its magic on you! 

two bowls of slow cooker chili on a white table alongside jalepeno's, chips, and garnish

Ingredients for White Chicken Chili

Chicken and Chicken Broth

I used 4 chicken breasts for this recipe, along with 6 cups of chicken broth. You can use vegetable stock if you’d like (or in a pinch), but the flavor is much richer with the chicken broth.


I suggest using Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed, in this recipe! I personally think Great Northern Beans are the best choice for a chili because they have a delicate flavor that doesn’t overpower the star ingredients of the recipe, but they’re big enough that they add variety to the texture and mouthfeel.


I use one 15 oz can of hominy, drained and pureed with a little bit of chicken broth. It thickens the soup and adds a gentle layer of flavor, but it’s completely optional. 

Additional Ingredients

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Chopped green chilies
  • Jalapeno (remove seeds for less heat)
  • Chili Powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano


  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Cheddar
  • Tortilla chips
  • Green onion (optional)
a close up overhead shot of white chicken chili in a bowl with chopped jalepenos and parmesan cheese

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Slow Cooker

Combine all ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker and cook on low for 8-9 hours, or high for 5-6 hours.

Step 2: Chicken

Shred the chicken. You can do this right in the slow cooker if you’d like, or you can remove it to shred and then put it back in the soup.

Step 3: Serve

Serve this chili with the toppings of your choice! Enjoy

two bowls of white chicken chili garnished with cheese and jalapeno


Can I freeze this chili?

Leftovers freeze well! Just cool the soup before freezing.

Can I make a vegetarian version of this chili?

You can omit the chicken and chicken broth, and instead, add your favorite veggies and vegetable broth. I suggest celery, carrots, and potatoes!

What’s the benefit of making chili in a slow cooker?

The low and slow cooking method allows all of the flavors to meld together into a delicious chili! Also, the chicken will come out perfectly tender and infused with all of the chili’s flavorings.

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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Course: Slow Cooker, Soup
Keyword: beans, chicken, chili, slow cooker
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili – this comforting soup is made easy right in your slow cooker!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 -10
Author: Countryside Cravings
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  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 15 oz cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 4 oz cans chopped green chilies
  • 1 15 oz can hominy, drained and pureed with a little chicken broth(optional)
  • 1 jalapeno minced (remove ribs and seeds for less heat)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Toppings- sour cream avocado, cheddar, tortilla chips, green onion (optional)


  • In a 6 quart slow cooker combine all ingredients. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 5-6 hours.
  • Shred chicken. You can do this right in the slow cooker if you want or remove, shred, and then put back into soup.
  • Serve with optional toppings of choice.


*I add in the hominy to thicken the soup a little and it adds another layer of flavor. It is completely optional.
*Leftovers freeze well. Just cool the soup before freezing.
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9 thoughts on “Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili”

  1. 5 stars
    I’m always on the hunt for the perfect chili recipe for the winter and this one has made its way to the top of my list!

  2. Do you add the chicken without cooking it first? My old recipe had you cook the chicken first, which was a pain.This will be so much easier!

  3. All six of our Christmas celebrations are done! YAY! Is it bad I feel like that? Eeekkkk so busy! Love this super simple recipe. Perfect for crazy schedules!


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