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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili will warm you up and comfort you in the cold months! This simple weeknight meal uses boneless, skinless chicken thighs to create tender, juicy meat with hearty white beans, diced green chilies, vegetables and spices. 

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili - comforting

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Easy weeknight meals is one thing my readers want more of! Thanks to all that took my reader survey I learned a lot about the type of recipes you guys want to see more of.

I am right there with you when it comes to easy weeknight meals.

I am already starting to think of some of my go-to, easy weeknight meal recipes that I can share with you guys.

For starters I am adding this Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili into the mix. White chicken chili has always been a favorite of mine.

While I enjoy a traditional bowl of chili, there is something about white chicken chili that just gets me every time.

I think it is a bit lighter, since it uses chicken, which is one reason I love it. I also think the diced green chilies and the white beans give it a nice flavor and texture.

I used this White Chicken Chili recipe from my site and changed it a bit to create today’s Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili - so good
Today’s recipe uses boneless, skinless chicken thighs which was a new twist to my old recipe.

In the old recipe I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts, which you can still use in today’s recipe if you want, but I really like the way the chicken thighs add that tender, darker meat to the chili.

While today’s recipe is easy, because slow cooker recipes can’t get much easier, it does require a few more ingredients than just a chicken and vegetable dinner.

But the nice thing is I can get this recipe into my slow cooker in 10 minutes.

Not too shabby, right?

Once the Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili has cooked for 5 1/2 hours, pull the lid off and shred the chicken with two fork. Return that tender, juicy chicken back into the slow cooker, mix everything together and cook for another 1/2 hour.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili - best soup for winter

This meal is great because you can garnish it with your favorites like cheese, sour cream, avocado and fresh cilantro.

All you need to do is add a nice side salad, a simple vegetable and maybe some corn bread!

My mom made white chicken chili a lot when I was growing up, so this always reminds me of her.

Every time we visit her we get to pick our favorite meals and this almost always makes an appearance on my lis. There is nothing like a home cooked meals that reminds you of childhood, right?

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili - comforting

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili will warm you up and comfort you in the cold months! This simple weeknight meal uses boneless, skinless chicken thighs to create tender, juicy meat with hearty white beans, diced green chilies, vegetables and spices.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 of a sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 to 2 Jalapeño, seeds removed, chopped {optional}
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 - 15oz cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 - 4oz cans green chilies
  • 32 oz. cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper {optional}
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Garnishes:

  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Avocado
  • Cheese
  • Green Onion, chopped
  • Jalapeños, chopped

Instructions

  1. Place the chicken thighs in the bottom of a 6 qt. or larger slow cooker. Pour the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker and stir everything together. Cook on low for 5 1/2 hours, take two forks and shred the chicken thighs and then return the chicken back into the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and cook for an additional 1/2 hour.
  2. Taste your chili and add more spices to your liking.
  3. Serve warm with garnishes of your choice.

Notes

This soup makes 10 cups of soup total and serves 5 people.

If you don't want to use chicken thighs you can easily use boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili - nutritional information

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Cherie

Friday 15th of January 2021

Hello Julia, I found your website about a year ago. Since then, I have made many of your recipes! Your recipes are full of flavor & delicious! Today I made the white chicken chili in the crockpot. Sadly, it was a disappointment. It is very bland. I followed the recipe exactly, including organic chicken thighs. Do you have any suggestions?

Julia

Friday 15th of January 2021

Thank you. I make this recipe a lot and it is always great and full of flavor so that is weird. Did you use all of the spices exactly as I listed as well as the onion and garlic? I would suggest adding more spices {cumin and chili powder to taste to add flavor along with maybe paprika}. If you like spicy soup/chili you can add hot sauce or cayenne pepper. I like to add fresh cilantro for exactly flavor. If you still have the chili at home I would try adding more of those spices and see if it has more flavor.

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Friday 7th of October 2016

Your recipe calls for 32. oz of chicken broth but my slow cooker is maxed at 16 oz. Is this correct? Additionally, the photo says "serves 2 cups". I am confused?

Julia

Monday 10th of October 2016

Sorry for the confusion-it should say serving size is 2 cups for the nutritional information. It makes 10 cups of soup total so it serves 5 people. As far as the recipe yes I used 32 oz. chicken broth. In my slow cooker which is a 6 qt. cooker.

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