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Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe

Our Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe truly is a magic chicken recipe! All you’ll need is chicken, white beans, white corn, southwest spices then add a few pantry ingredients into the slow cooker and let it work the “magic” all day long. We know you’ll love it… enjoy our chili magic recipe too!
Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe truly is a magic chicken recipe--it's a matter of tossing a few ingredients in the slow cooker then it works the "magic" all day long! by

Why we love Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe

Today’s Crockpot White Chicken Chili recipe has the perfect balance of tex-mex flavors! Our white chicken chili recipe has a reputation all it’s own, it’s become quite famous with all who taste it! It’s a lucky thing we have this blog because we often are asked for the recipe!

Then we love to hear how much their family adored it. 

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The story of our Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe

This slow cooker recipe was given to me by an old friend and neighbor, Debbie. Debbie is a really good cook… I loved everything she’s made that I’ve ever tasted! 
She made this White Chicken Chili once for a gathering, it took me a couple months to remember to ask for the recipe but I never forgot the delicious flavor 🙂 It’s one our favorites now! 
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It’s now one our “colder” weather recipes. I’m sure most of you are seasonal cookers like me. There are certain meals I typically only cook during each season–it’s a really good thing I live where we enjoy all four seasons!

Step-by-Step tutorial Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe

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Combine first 6 ingredients
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Add chicken
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Crockpot low for 6-8 hours
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Shred chicken with 2 forks, add beans and shoepeg corn
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Add Cilantro and 2 tablespoons lime juice
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Heat through 30 minutes more and Serve!!

Slow Cooker Tips & Tricks

Let’s just have a little crock pot talk here for a minute…

As most of you know I’m a graduate of the Culinary School and one of the class that’s required is Sanitation and Safety. During this class we had an eye-opening chat about slow cookers and how they can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens.

•  If not careful they can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and pathogens.

• Preheat your crock pot just like you preheat your oven so plug it in and turn it to the high setting to get it nice and hot from the start for cooking. 

• Add everything into the crock pot as warmed up as it can be, to cut down on the getting-the-food-hot portion of cooking, this is where you need to be cautious and make sure it is all hot and up to cooking temperature in 2-3 hours.  

• If food stays between 41 degrees and 135 degrees for 4 hours, then it has to be thrown out because the bacteria and pathogens have had much too much time to grow and a food borne illness is a likely result.

• If you add meat make sure it is thawed and NEVER frozen, if it’s beef or pork brown it first.  

• Add liquids hot ie: like use HOT water or warm up any liquids in the microwave first then add them in already hot.

Slow Cookers are wonderful things and if we take a couple of quick precautions to keep food safe while using them… they are even better! 🙂

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Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe


Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe truly is a magic chicken recipe--it's a matter of tossing a few ingredients in the slow cooker then it works it's "magic" all day long!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • 28 oz chicken stock, or 28oz water and 4 chicken bouillons
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4-1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper, (depending on how much heat you prefer)
  • 3-4 chicken breasts
  • 2 cans great northern beans, drained
  • 1 can shoepeg corn, drained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, or more if you like it a lot like we do
  • Serve with additional limes wedges and cilantro, if desired


  1. Coat ceramic insert with cooking spray; preheat on high.
  2. Add chicken stock, garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, crushed red pepper, and chicken breasts.
  3. Stir gently to combine.
  4. Cover with lid and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 3-4 hours
  5. Just before serving remove chicken and shred with 2 forks.
  6. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker.
  7. Add the beans, corn, lime juice, and cilantro.
  8. Warm through and serve.
  9. Can be served with additional lime wedges and cilantro, if desired,

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 170Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 564mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 21g

More Slow Cooker Recipes

Coca-Cola BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich

• White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Honey Chipotle Chicken

• Mediterranean Chicken with Brown Rice

• Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

• Cafe Rio Sweet Pork (copycat)

• Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

Today’s White Chicken Chili recipe is quick and easy and MOST important–delicious! 

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Love Always,

Ruthie & Madeliene 


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  4. LeAnn says:

    Yummo! It’s crockpot season for sure. Gotta try the white chicken chili.

    • Ruth says:

      You won’t believe how amazing this recipe is… one of our very favorites for sure 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and please come again! xoxo~ Ruthie

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  6. Jules says:

    I found this on pinterest and am making it now. Thank you! Quick question–do you drain the beans or just toss them in?

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Jules… you will LOVE this soup! It’s always a huge hit around here… I yes, I drain the beans and the corn too. I will go add that in the recipe. Thanks so much for asking, I like to get feedback so I can make my recipes easier to use. I’m sure this recipe will become a favorite at your house too! Stop by again soon 🙂 xoxoxo~ Ruthie

  7. Amanda says:

    I’ve never made white chili before, although I’ve always wanted to. After finding this recipe I decided to try it. It is currently simmering in my crockpot, and my house smells AMAZING! I can’t wait to taste it!

    • Ruth says:

      That’s SO awesome! Thank You for the kind comment. You’ll love this recipe, it’s a fave of ours and it’s so easy to make too 🙂 Stop by anytime… xoxoxo~ Ruthie

  8. Maria says:

    This looks delicious! I just recently started making white chicken chili too, and it’s become one of our favorites! Your recipe looks great, and so does your blog!! I’m your newest follower! :o) Happy Easter!

    • Ruth says:

      The white chicken chili is super yummy!! Thanks for following… it’s a fun little space! Happy Easter you as well… we’ll hope for some sunshine 🙂

  9. Sarah says:

    MMMMMM…I am making this tonight!

  10. Debbie says:

    I am famous now! Thanks for sharing the recipe, I am going to make it today, thanks for the reminder of a yummy recipe. I love sharing recipes because every time I use a recipe from someone else, I am reminded of how lucky I am to have great people in my life, and I get to share a little bit of the day with the person I got the recipe from. So, I don't care if you share :-). You are a great neighbor and an awesome friend! Thanks for all you do for me– and for sharing yourself on this fun blog! I love reading all the memories associated with your food!

  11. Debra Hale says:

    This looks yummy and it's currently simmering in my crockpot now. 🙂

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