Slow Cooker White chicken Chili
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Versatile for any lifestyle, healthy and delicious! Made in the slow cooker, you'll love coming home to a fragrant home made meal!
Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 12
  • 3 15-oz. cans Great Northern beans, divided
  • ⅓ c. water
  • 1½ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ small red onion, diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 4-oz. can mild green chilies
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1½ c. Mexican blend cheese, shredded, divided
  • Optional, to serve:
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 small avocado, diced
  • 1 medium jalapeño pepper, sliced
  • 2 large limes, cut into wedges
  1. Drain beans. Rinse beans to remove excess salt if not using low sodium.
  2. Place half the beans in a blender or food processor with ⅓ cup water and process until slightly chunky. Transfer the puréed beans to a 5 or 6-quart slower cooker. Add remaining whole beans.
  3. Add chicken broth, onion, garlic, chilies with the herbs and seasonings to the beans in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  4. Add chicken. Cover slow cooker. Cook 4 hours on high or 8 hours on low.
  5. When cook time is complete, remove lid and add 1 cup of the shredded cheese and stir to combine. Cover and allow cheese to melt for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Serve immediately with remaining Mexican cheese, fresh cilantro, avocado, jalapeño slices, and/or lime wedges, if desired. Enjoy!
Make ahead directions:
  1. Mark cans of beans and green for white chicken chili and place in storage together.
  2. Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and place in gallon zip freezer bag. Mark bag with instructions: “Thaw in refrigerator night before cooking. Cook 4 hours on high/8hours on low”
  3. Measure seasonings into snack sized zip bag. Measure 1 cup of shredded Mexican cheese into sandwich zip bag. Add seasoning and cheese bags to the bag of chicken pieces before placing in freezer.
Nutritional values will vary with different brands and are offered merely as a guide. They are not a substitute for information from medical professionals.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 260, Carbohydrates: 24 grams, Protein: 27 grams,
Recipe by A Pinch of Joy at