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White Chicken Chili

There are so many different varieties of chili, but this white chicken chili might be my favorite. It’s super easy to make! Throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker, walk away and let it cook. It’s creamy and full of spice, makes for that perfect dinner on a chilly night.

What you’ll need to make white chicken chili:

Shredded Chicken: I love using rotisserie chicken to make this white chicken chili. It saves time and adds some additional flavor. If you don’t have rotisserie chicken on hand, you can cook a couple of chicken breasts or thighs and shred them.

Chicken Broth: This will be the liquid base of the chili. I typically look for low/lower sodium chicken broth. This adds great flavor to the chili. If you don’t have chicken broth you can use a mixture of water and chicken or vegetable bullion.

Beans: “Beans beans the magical fruit” remember that as a kid? Beans are not a fruit but they are magical! They are loaded with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals! You can use Cannellini or Great Northern beans or a can of each.

Onion: When chopping your own onion make sure the pieces are pretty much the same size. This will ensure they cook evenly. I love using my Vidalia chop wizard for this step of the recipe.

Jalapeno: Remove the seeds, membranes, and stems and finely chop them. They can be left out if you would prefer a milder chili.

Garlic: This will add more delicious flavor to the chili. I like to use my garlic press for this step of the recipe.

Green Chilies: The green chilies add some flavor to the chili.

Corn Kernels: Fresh or frozen corn kernels will work. They add some color, sweetness and crunch to the chili.

Lime: The squeeze of lime is as good as a dash of salt in bringing out the flavor of the chili.

Spices: All the spices combined bring a Smokey, spicy, southwest type of style flavor to the chili.

Cream Cheese: The secret ingredient. Cream cheese makes the chili a bit creamier and thicker.

Why I love this chili!

  • Delicious
  • Creamy
  • Easy to Make
  • Freezable
  • Great for an appetizer or meal
  • Cheap to make
  • Simple Ingredients

White Chicken Chili

There are so many different varieties of chili, but this white chicken chili might be my favorite. It's super easy to make! Throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker, walk away and let it cook. It's creamy and full of spice, makes for that perfect dinner on a chilly night.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 337 kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups chicken shredded
  • 4 cups low sodium broth vegetable or chicken
  • 2 cans Great Northern beans 15-ounce can, or Cannellini
  • 2 cans green chilies 4-ounce can
  • 2 cup corn kernels fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 small yellow onion chopped
  • 2 jalapenos stem, seeds and membranes removed, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • 4 oz. low fat cream cheese softened

Optional Toppings

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • Chopped fresh cilantro
  • Sliced avocado
  • Chopped green onion
  • Thinly sliced jalapeno
  • Corn chips
  • Corn bread

Instructions
 

  • Add shredded chicken to slow cooker.
  • Top with seasonings.
  • Add onion, garlic, beans, chilies, corn and chicken broth.
  • Cover and cook on high for 2 hours.
  • Add cream cheese and juice from a lime.
  • Stir well and heat for another 15 minutes or until the cream cheese has dissolved.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition

Serving: 6gCalories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 22gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 998mgPotassium: 413mgFiber: 11gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 386IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 2mg
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