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White chicken chili in a white bowl.

Easy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


Get ready to dig into this delicious easy crockpot white chicken chili recipe. It’s a game-changer for dinner time and ideal for meal prep.

With its hearty beans and tender chicken, it’s a popular choice for game day, and you can totally make it the day before the big game. This chili is a huge hit, and the best part is, it’s an easy meal with simple ingredients.



4 (15-ounce) cans white beans (Navy beans), drained

2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 pound chicken thighs (boneless & skinless)

2 (7-ounce) cans Ortega green chiles (do not drain)

2 cups cooking onion, chopped

1 (15-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Optional garnishes: sour cream, cilantro, lime, avocado, jalapeños, shredded cheese


  1. Add 2 cans of the drained white beans and 1 cup of chicken broth into the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Add chicken, chiles, onion, corn, garlic, and spices to a crockpot and pour the remaining broth and blended beans overtop.Cover the crockpot and set it to the low setting to cook for 4-5 hours (or until chicken is tender).
  3. Using tongs, remove the cooked chicken from the crockpot and place it on a cutting board or plate. Shred the chicken with two forks until you have bite-sized pieces. (This is a good time to check for and remove any stray bones).
  4. Transfer the shredded chicken back to the crockpot and stir into the chili.Optional, you may choose to stir in ½ cup of sour cream into the chili at this stage* see note, but not necessary (this is only if you would like extra richness, but those with dietary concerns can omit this)
  5. Serve the chili by spooning it into bowls and topping with the optional garnishes


Note: Step 4 – *to enhance the creaminess further you may choose to stir ½ cup of sour cream into the chili before serving.

Storage Instructions:  Place cooled leftover chili in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to five days.

Freezing Instructions: White chicken chili freezes well in an airtight container for up to 2 months. Thaw in refrigerator, then reheat in microwave until heated through.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours, 5 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Crockpot
  • Cuisine: American