Slow-Cooked White Chili

Slow-Cooked White Chili

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"This version won our chili cookoff at work a few years ago in the non-traditional category. Once the weather turns cool, this is one of the first things we make! Also great for a group."

Ingredients 8 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 474 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 474 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 4.2 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 68.8g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 43.3 g
  • 87%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 60 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 2063 mg
  • 83%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place chicken and chicken broth in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and cook until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear, 7 to 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer chicken and broth to a slow cooker. Stir in navy beans, corn, green chilies, garlic, cumin, red pepper flakes, oregano, salt, and onion powder. Cover and cook on Low until flavors are blended, 8 to 9 hours.
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  • Cook's Note:
  • Top with oyster crackers, shredded Colby-Jack cheese, sour cream, and green chilies.
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  1. 37 Ratings


Really good and easy...but I made a few changes. I used 4lbs of boneless skinless breasts cut into bite sized pieces. I did not cook before adding to crock....I added it raw with everything else. I also only used 2 cans of small white beans....thought 5 cans of beans to 2 lbs of chicken seemed off. So I upped the chicken and reduced the amount of beans and this ratio of 4 lbs of chicken to 2 cans of beans seemed better. I used frozen corn, 1/2 a bag. Added a chopped vidalia onion instead of dried minced, added a yellow squash diced to add more veg factor to the dish and also added a can of rotel. Served with white cheddar cheese and sour cream. Very easy and yummy crockpot recipe. Thanks!


Slow-cooked White Chili Haiku: "I reduced the beans. Coz wow, that would be alot! Leftovers.AWESOME." My daughter (young, and starting to get the same weekly-chili-urges that I do) made a big fuss when she saw this. Really irate meltdown b/c it didn't look like traditional chili. I let her sit there squeaking, turned away to do the dishes (as I'd already inhaled my bowl), and to my glee, hear her shoveling away b/t "mmm" noises, as she realized after a nibble that this chili was fantastic. To make this even easier, please no tsk-tsk, I used 2 large cans of chicken from Costco (it's really good stuff, and I know alot of AR folks are snobbish about canned chicken), and also used 1/2 chopped yellow pepper, and 1/2 chopped onion, instead of dried. As faithful as I could be to this recipe, I have to say that I loved it (even better the 2nd day) and look forward to making it again.


This chili was really good. I halved the recipe, but added 2 cans of white kidney beans and 1 can of black beans. I halved the amount of chilies in case it was too hot and added a fresh onion and some garlic. I also added about 1/2 cup of herdez green salsa to the cooker. I didn't see the point of cooking the chicken before hand when it's just going to cook in the slow cooker so I just threw it in. The 1/2 batch easily fit into my 3.5 quart slow cooker. I cooked it on "simmer" (one setting below "low") for 8 hours. The end result was delicious with a bit of heat. I topped it with sour cream and had some garlic bread with it. I would probably decrease the amount of chicken broth next time (probably to only about 1/2 a cup) because it ended up being a bit watery or more soupy . Otherwise this is great! Nice change from traditional "red" chilies!