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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili


White Chicken Chili cooked in a crock pot is flavored with southwestern spices and makes a hearty and tasty meal with plenty of spice. This isn’t your ordinary chili. With a block of cream cheese, this is chili creamy style. And it makes the perfect comfort food.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Winter weather came late to South Carolina. I think we had the warmest December on record. But it is finally here. And when the cold weather sets in, there’s no better way to warm up than a bowl of chili. Especially if it has lots of spice and flavor.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili


This White Chicken Chili is the perfect change-up from a tomato-based chili. I could eat it once a week and not get tired of it.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Most of the seasoning comes from a packet of taco seasoning which makes flavoring the chili super easy. I’ve also added a diced jalapeno and a can of diced green chilies for more spice.

Northern beans add some substance and are in keeping with the “white” theme of this chili.

In addition to cream cheese, Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili also has cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese for plenty of cheesiness.

Add some frito chips or tortilla chips on top for some crunch. You can also add all kinds of other toppings: more cheese, green onions, cilantro, and maybe some avocado. The toppings really are the fun part.  🙂

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili


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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is super creamy and cheesy with lots of southwestern flavor. Serve with crunchy Frito chips for a hearty winter meal.
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 6 hrs
TOTAL: 6 hrs 5 mins
SERVINGS: 6 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 small can diced green chiles
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
  • 2 cans northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • sliced green onions
  • Frito chips


  • Place onion and jalapeno in bottom of crock pot. Put chicken on top.
  • Add green chiles, taco seasoning, chicken broth, and beans. Cover crock pot and cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.
  • Add cream cheese and cook on LOW for 1 more hour.
  • Add shredded cheese and stir until cheese melts, shredding the chicken as you stir. If cheese doesn't melt all the way, cover for 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Serve with green onions and Frito chips.


Calories: 461kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Soup

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Kitchen Tools and Products I use to make this recipe: 

Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker, 6-Quart – since my old crock pot developed a crack, I have been using this one and I love it.

Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners– no clean-up if you use these liners and nothing sticks!  😆


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44 thoughts on “Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili”

  1. Can you cook dry Northern beans and add them later? I’m on a lipid diet and not supposed to eat canned beans.

  2. How spicy would you say this is? Planning to make tonight for my family. Wondering how spicy it would be for my 3 year old.


  3. I’ve made this in my slow cooker many times and love it every single time! I add an extra jalapeno for more spice and it still comes out pretty mild imho. I also recently tried it in my Instant Pot and it worked like a dream! I pressure cooked for 30 minutes on high, QR, add cream cheese, pressure cook on high for 5 more mins, QR, add cheese and done! Hope that helps. 😉

  4. Kimberly Jones

    My whole family loves this recipe! One of the best chicken chili recipes I’ve ever fixed! The flavor can’t be beat. To save time, I would love to know if you or anyone has tried fixing this same recipe in their Instant Pot? If so, would you mind sharing the recipe?

  5. I haven’t read if anyone has cooked on high to save time? Or maybe 2 hours on high then finish on low for an hour? Any advice is appreciated

  6. Do you have to cook the cream cheese for an hour or would it mix in after bout 20 minutes? Just wanted it to be ready quickly when we walk in the door!

  7. One of our favorites! My son loves it and eats it like crazy! A great excuse to by corn chips too 😂

    1. Tiffany Maclean

      I’m adding corn to mine and cooking on high hopefully with still turn out ok. I didnt get it in on time so I gotta rush it. I’ll follow with a finished product. Fingers crossed. Lol

  8. What kind of thing is chicken broth? That might sound daft, but in the UK I only know chicken broth as a pre-made thin soup including rice and veg. Is your chicken broth what we’d call cream of chicken soup? Or even condensed chicken soup? Or just chicken stock? Thanks!

    1. Chicken broth is like chicken stock – thin – not creamy. I plan to make this this weekend for a chili cook off at church. Will add roasted red pepper to it. Might purée a can of white beans – want it to be thick.

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