Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili

  • prep time15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • serves 6 - 8

A hearty white chicken chili that you can make ahead and serve for dinner or pack for a work lunch.

198 Ratings
Directions for: Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili


6 boneless, skinless chicken breast fillets

1 Tbsp ground cumin

1 Tbsp ground coriander

2 tsp dried oregano

½ tsp paprika

½ tsp red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and ground white pepper

1 lb(s) dried Great Northern beans, soaked overnight and rinsed

4 stalks celery, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans green chiles, chopped

2 onions, diced

2 green bell peppers, chopped

1 jalapeno, sliced

4 cups chicken broth

1 cup whole milk

¼ cup masa

1 ½ cups frozen sweet corn

Juice of 1 lime

½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese, plus more for serving

Sour cream, for serving

Chopped fresh cilantro, for serving

Corn tortillas, warmed, for serving


1. Add the chicken breasts to a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the cumin, coriander, oregano, paprika, red pepper flakes and some salt and pepper, then sprinkle over the chicken. Add the beans, celery, garlic, canned chiles, onions, bell peppers and jalapeno. Pour in the chicken broth, put the lid on and cook on low until the beans are cooked, the vegetables are soft and the flavors are combined, about 7 1/2 hours.

2. Mix the milk with the masa and add to the slow cooker. Add the frozen corn straight from the freezer and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened, another 30 minutes.

3. Remove the chicken to a board and shred using 2 forks. Return to the slow cooker, then add the lime juice, sprinkle over the Monterey Jack cheese and stir to melt.

4. To serve: Ladle the chili into bowls and garnish with a dollop of sour cream, extra cheese and cilantro. Roll up warm corn tortillas and serve on the side of the bowl.

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