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White chicken chili in a white bowl topped with cilantro.

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

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  • Author: Ben
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 bowls 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American


Discover our White Chicken Chili Crockpot Dinner: a blend of tender chicken thighs, creamy Great Northern beans, and zesty green chilies. Perfectly slow-cooked for maximum flavor, this recipe offers a comforting, rich taste that’s sure to become a favorite. Easy to prepare and packed with wholesome ingredients, it’s the ideal dish for cozy nights in or gatherings. Dive into this mouthwatering chili experience and elevate your home-cooked meals!


Units Scale
  • 1 1/4 to 2 pounds chicken thigh boneless skinless, chopped
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 15-ounce cans Great Northern beans
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans (4 Ounces each) diced green chilies
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper (optional for added heat)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • Optional toppings: shredded Monterey Jack cheese, chopped cilantro, diced avocado, lime wedges, chopped green onions, tortilla strips


  1. Place chicken in bottom of crock pot.
  2. Mix flour and water to a slurry and add to crockpot
  3. Spoon cream cheese on top
  4. Add rest of the ingredients(minus toppings, flour, and water) to crockpot and stir, keeping chicken at bottom
  5. Cook on low for 4 hours, making sure chicken temperature is at 165° Fahrenheight
  6. Serve and add any optional toppings to serving bowl


  • Use thighs as it is a bit more forgiving in cooking time.
  • Can use leftover chicken
  • Can use milk instead of cream in a pinch
  • consider adding optional topping
  • Make sure chicken reaches 165° Fahrenheit