Made with lean chicken breast, this hearty white chicken chili is a simple healthy slow cooker meal that only needs 15 minutes of prep time. The best chicken chili recipe out there.
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2large chicken breastsabout 1 ½ lb total
2jalapeno peppersseeds removed, chopped
3 15-ozwhite beans drained and rinsed - - like Great Northern beans or Cannelloni beans
1tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt+ more to taste if needed
½cupfresh cilantro leavesroughly chopped
Other toppings: sour creamor cashew cream to keep dairy free
Place the chicken breast in the slow cooker, then add the onion, garlic, jalapeño, white beans, spices, salt and chicken stock.
Give it a stir, place the lid on and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours, or until chicken is cooked through and tender.
Remove the chicken breast from the slow cooker, place them on a cutting board and shred them with two forks. Return shredded chicken to the slow cooker.
Stir in lime juice.
If you have an immersion blender, blend some of the soup (about ¼th) directly in the slow cooker. If you don’t, transfer about ¼th to ⅓rd of the soup to a blender or food processor and process until creamy. Return the blended mixture to the slow cooker and mix to combine with the rest of the chili. This is what makes this chili “creamy” without any cream!
At this point, you can stir in ½ cup to 1 cup additional chicken stock if you prefer a thinner consistency.
Taste and add more salt to taste if needed.
Serve topped with sliced or chopped avocado, fresh cilantro leaves and your favorite chili toppings (toppings pack a lot of flavors, so don’t skip them!)
This recipe also works using leftover rotisserie chicken or leftover roast turkey from Thanksgiving.
You can also add half a cup of rinsed drained quinoa toward the end of the cooking if you want a super thick and hearty chili.
For making this on the stovetop, I would sautee the onion first and add in the chicken. Then put the cooked chicken breast and golden onions into a large pot and add the other ingredients. Cover and cook on a low to medium heat, just simmering not boiling until the beans are softened.
If you want to add some color and subtle sweetness, stir in some corn! It goes really well with the heat level from the green chiles.
This slow cooker chicken chili recipe is great to make ahead of time, and reheats very well!
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /6 serving, no toppings)
Calories 270Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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