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white bowl filled with white chicken chili, garnished with swirls of sour cream and cilantro

White Chicken Chili

Tender chunks of chicken, creamy white beans, cheesy broth, and just the right amount of heat. It's the easiest chili recipe you'll ever make! Breakout that crock pot!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-mex
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 468kcal


  • 2 lbs chicken cooked and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 48 oz jar of great northern beans (do not drain)
  • 1 16 oz jar of salsa mild, medium, or hot
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 4 oz can of diced mild green chili's
  • 1 lb of cheese shredded--use your favorite kind(s)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1//2 cup sour cream for serving
  • ½ cup cilantro for serving


  • Place all ingredients except sour cream and cilantro, in a slow cooker*. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.
  • Garnish with sour cream and cilantro.


*I always use a crockpot/slow cooker for this recipe. The pictures reflects an Instant Pot. At the time I photographed this recipe, my crockpot had broken, so I used my Instant Pot on the 'slow cooker' function. If you decide to do the same thing, make sure the slow cooker function on the Instant Pot is set to 'high' or 'more', and you cook it 6-8 hours. The slow cooker function on the Instant Pot does not compare to a traditional slow cooker. The 'high' is more like a 'low' on a crockpot.


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 743mg | Potassium: 755mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 753IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 384mg | Iron: 3mg