White Chicken Chili Recipe

White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken and white beans. You’ll love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. Stovetop, Slow Cooker and Freezer Instructions are provided to make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime!

White Chicken Chili Recipe - White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken and white beans. You'll love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. Stovetop, Slow Cooker and Freezer Instructions are provided to make easily make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime! // addapinch.com

White Chicken Chili is one of those cool weather recipes that I can’t get enough of it seems.

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While Bart and I have always loved the flavors of White Chicken Chili, it wasn’t always one that Sam enjoyed. So, I’d only make it when I had something else planned for him to eat or he was visiting friends or some other excuse. Finally, the other night, I had a serious hankering for a big, piping hot bowl of my white chicken chili that I just couldn’t shake.

I could just taste the spicy flavors mingled with the delicious chicken and I knew I had all of the ingredients to make it in the house.

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe - White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken and white beans. You'll love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. Stovetop, Slow Cooker and Freezer Instructions are provided to make easily make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime! // addapinch.com

As I served big bowls of my white chicken chili for supper, Sam wasn’t too sure he wanted it as much as I did for supper. Finally, he took a bite and said, “Wow, this really is good.”

That’s when I want to run and shout from the rooftops, “He likes it! He really likes it!”

Remember that commercial?

I always say that I’m going to find it on YouTube so that my son can watch it. I know he’ll completely identify with the poor boy who finally takes a taste of something that he just knows he’ll hate only to find out he actually likes it.

That’s the story of my life!

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe - White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken and white beans. You'll love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. Stovetop, Slow Cooker and Freezer Instructions are provided to make easily make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime! // addapinch.com

So, if Sam likes it, you know it has got to be good.

Make it soon and fill your White Chicken Chili craving. You won’t be sorry!

Even though my White Chicken Chili is fairly quick and easy to make, even on the busiest of weeknights, I understand that many times we need to make a few dishes ahead of time for serving later or toss them into the slow cooker to make our lives even simpler! This recipe works beautifully for that!

I’ve included the traditional stovetop instructions in the recipe, but have also included how to prepare this white chicken chili in the slow cooker. You’ll also find freezer instructions in the recipe notes as well!

How to Make White Chicken Chili

Stovetop Method

Add chicken to a 4-quart Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat. Add chicken stock and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

Shred chicken with two forks and then add back to the liquid.

Add the remaining ingredients to the pot and stir until well-combined.

Taste for flavor and adjust to your preference.

Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes.

Remove from heat, serve and enjoy!

Slow Cooker Method

Add chicken, chicken stock, garlic, onion, chilis, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to a 6-quart slow cooker.

Cook for 8 hours on low.

Shred chicken with two forks and stir in white beans and fresh oregano and cook for another 10 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

 

Even Easier!

Make this family favorite White Chicken Chili even easier using your slow cooker!

Add chicken, chicken stock, garlic, onion, chilis, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours on low. Shred chicken with two forks and stir in white beans and fresh oregano and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe - White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken and white beans. You'll love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. Stovetop, Slow Cooker and Freezer Instructions are provided to make easily make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime! // addapinch.com

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Here’s my recipe. I think you’ll love it!

Yield: 8
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken chili, chicken chili recipe, chili recipe, slow cooker chicken chili, slow cooker white chicken chili, white bean chicken chili, white chicken chili, white chicken chili crockpot, white chicken chili recipe

White Chicken Chili Recipe

Total Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe - White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken and white beans. Stovetop, Slow Cooker and Freezer Instructions are provided to make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime!

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Ingredients

  • 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilis, with liquids from chilis
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano

Directions

  1. Add chicken to a 4-quart, heavy bottomed Dutch oven or stockpot over medium heat. Add chicken stock and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Shred chicken with two forks and then add back to the liquid.
  2. Add garlic and onion to stockpot, white beans, green chilis, dried oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh oregano. Stir until well-combined. Taste for flavor and adjust to your preference.
  3. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Notes

Slow Cooker Instructions:
Add chicken, chicken stock, garlic, onion, chilis, oregano, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper to a 6-quart slow cooker. Cook for 8 hours on low. Shred chicken with two forks and stir in white beans and fresh oregano and cook for another 10 minutes. Serve.

Freezer Instructions:
Prepare recipe as instructed and then ladle it into an airtight container. I use deli containers or large Mason jars so that it doesn't take up as much room in my refrigerator or freezer. Freeze.
Remove from freezer and place in the refrigerator to defrost the night before planning to serve. Then, either place in your slow cooker on low to allow the chili to slowly warm throughout the day for serving for supper or pour into a large stockpot for reheating. Additionally, you can reheat in the microwave at 45 second intervals at about 80% power, stirring after each interval until heated throughout.

Nutrition Facts
White Chicken Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 466mg 19%
Potassium 150mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Freezer Friendly!

  • Prepare recipe as instructed and allow to cool completely.
  • Ladle the chili into freezer-safe, sealable, airtight container(s) or freezer-safe zip top bags. Burp to remove as much air as possible.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.

To serve, remove from freezer and place in the refrigerator to defrost the night before planning to serve. Then, either place in your slow cooker on low to allow the chili to slowly warm throughout the day for serving for supper or pour into a large stockpot for reheating. Additionally, you can reheat in the microwave at 45 second intervals at about 80% power, stirring after each interval until heated throughout.

 

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe - White Chicken Chili makes a delicious meal full of spicy chili flavor, chicken and white beans. You'll love this easy White Chicken Chili recipe. Stovetop, Slow Cooker and Freezer Instructions are provided to make easily make this White Chicken Chili a favorite anytime! // addapinch.com

From the Add a Pinch recipe archives. Updated to included various cooking and freezing methods. Originally published 2012.

244 comments on “White Chicken Chili Recipe”

  1. I’m counting calories. What is the size of one serving? One cup?

    • I wouldn’t imagine it being anything less. Since its not very liquidy, 1/2 cup would offer very little in the form of a meal. Just my opinion though.

  2. This is so good! I even cheated and used canned chicken breast, dried minced onion and garlic from a jar! Definitely will be making it again.

  3. Can I double the recipe and cook in the crock pot?  I would like to bring to our Halloween block party!

    • Hi Denise,
      This is great for Halloween parties! Did you see my Halloween Soup Buffet?
      I do include slow cooker instructions with my recipe, but whether or not you can double the recipe in the slow cooker will depend upon the size of your slow cooker etc.
      I hope you enjoy it! Thanks! xo

  4. Hi!  A question– do you mean whole chicken breasts or chicken breast halves?  And, I’m sorry, but “medium” is rather vague– do you have any idea how many pounds/ounces of chicken is needed?  I’ve used chicken breast halves that weighed anywhere from 4 ounces up to 12 ounces each (would like to see the Super Chicken that the largest ones come from!).  Thank you!

  5. This turned out great! I added 2 zucchini, 1 head cauliflower, 1 can corn, and a few cups of chopped spinach to bulk up the veggies (and some extra broth / cumin to make up for the added volume). It was all very flavorful and yummy! Will definitely make again.

  6. Aren’t the onions going to be almost raw if they only simmer for 5 minutes?

    • I’ve made this a few times and I usually simmer the diced onion for a few min before adding the broth etc. seems to do the trick for me! My whole family LOVES this soup. My 7 year old super picky eater requested it AGAIN for tonight! To make even easier I buy cooked, chopped rotisserie chicken from the local deli!

  7. This soup is so yummy!! I only had canned chicken, canned beans & frozen corn but it turned out wonderful! I added a little half&half to make it creamy and it’s to die for!!! Thanks for posting

  8. I made this recipe and loved it…great flavor and simple to make, tho i added a bit of fresh spinach at the very end and made corn bread with it…it was delicious.

  9. Taste is very good.. however, i tend to overcook the chicken making it dry..
    I added celery and carrots and cilantro too for more veggies.

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