Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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White Chicken Chili in the slow cooker (or Instant Pot) makes an easy family meal. Filled with vegetables, white beans, chicken, green chiles, and cheese.

How to make a delicious White Chicken Chili in the slow cooker for an easy family meal. Filled with vegetables, white beans, chicken, green chiles, and cheese.

White chicken chili is an easy dinner idea my entire family loves. It’s filled to the gills with vegetables and beans and shredded chicken.

Another ingredient I highly recommend (but optional because I know they’re not everyone’s thing)… Green chiles. I fell in love with green chiles when we visited New Mexico last spring and enjoyed the most delicious breakfast enchilada with a cheesy green chile sauce.

Another reason I love this meal is because I can throw it all together in my slow cooker and walk away. The aroma fills the house, and it smells so good, we’re all equally ravenous by the time dinnertime rolls around.

How to make Slow Cooker Vegetable White Chicken Chili

Melt the cream cheese. Then mix together the cream cheese with the chicken broth.

Shred the chicken (already cooked), and add in with the broth and cream cheese mixture.

Finely chop and add in the onion and celery. Add the rest of the vegetables, the green chiles, beans, and cheddar to the slow cooker, and mix together.

Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Cook on low heat for around 4 to 6 hours, or until ingredients are cooked through. Pair with a delicious buttermilk cornbread, crackers, or whatever your heart desires.

Filled with vegetables, white beans, chicken, green chiles, and cheese, White Chicken Chili is a family favorite meal full of flavors.

Alternative tips and tricks for White Chili

  • Instead of chicken, you could add cooked ground beef.
  • Or, if you love a vegetarian dish, make it meatless.
  • Add in roasted and chopped green chiles (again, this is optional, but I highly recommend it).
  • Use a little cheddar, but substitute a smoked cheese or shredded Colby Jack for part of the cheese.
  • Add chili powder for more of a “spicy” taste.
  • Instead of cannellini and navy beans, substitute chili beans, pinto beans, or kidney beans.

In the Instant Pot or slow cooker, White Chicken Chili is a creamy delicious meal that’s easy to throw together.

Looking for more slow cooker recipes?

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup

Green Beans, Potatoes, and Sausages

Shepherd’s Pie Stew

Chicken Black Bean Chili

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Looking for more soup recipes?

Creamy Corn Potato Chowder

Olive Garden Chicken and Gnocchi Soup (Copycat)

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

15 Bean Soup with Rice

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Tools you may need for White Chicken Chili 

Slow Cooker or Instant Pot – Either one can be used, as long as you use the Slow Cooker function on the Instant Pot. Learn how to quickly use your Instant Pot with our Instant Pot Quick Start Guide, filled with practical tips, Instant Pot recipes, accessory ideas, and more!

Wooden Spoon – for stirring the mixture. We use our wooden spoons for everything.

Chopping Knife – for chopping up fresh vegetables, meat, etc.

Chicken Base – You can either use leftover broth from cooking the chicken, or you can use a soup base to make your own broth.

Print the recipe for White Chicken Chili.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Servings 6 to 8 servings
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 package 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 pound cooked chicken
  • 1/2 large onion
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 8 ounces frozen corn
  • 8 ounces frozen okra
  • 8 ounces frozen green beans
  • 1 can 14.5 ounces petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green chiles optional
  • 2 cans 15.5 ounces each cannellini beans (drained or undrained, your preference)
  • 1 can 16 ounces navy beans (drained or undrained, your preference)
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Melt the cream cheese.
  2. Mix together the cream cheese with the chicken broth.
  3. Shred the chicken, and add in with the broth and cream cheese mixture.
  4. Finely chop and add in the onion and celery.
  5. Add the rest of the vegetables, the green chiles, beans, and cheddar to the slow cooker. Mix together.
  6. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Cook on low heat for around 4 to 6 hours, or until ingredients are cooked through.

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White Chicken Chili in the slow cooker (or Instant Pot) makes an easy family meal. Filled with vegetables, white beans, chicken, green chiles, and cheese.

Slow Cooker (or Instant Pot) White Chicken Chili is an easy dinner idea the whole family will love.

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