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A bowl of chicken chili topped with sour cream, avocado chunks, tortilla strips, and cilantro.
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4.86 from 7 votes

White Chicken Chili

This simple white chicken chili can be cooked in the slow cooker or on the stove top. It is packed full of flavor with shredded chicken, corn, white beans, and more. Top it with tortilla strips, avocado, and cilantro!
Servings: 8
Calories: 344kcal


  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 4 cups shredded chicken* (or 2 to 3 large raw chicken breasts)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans white beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 7 oz can can diced green chiles
  • 1 can corn (drained)
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, monterey jack, or mexican blend work great)

Optional Toppings:

  • cilantro
  • avocado
  • tortilla strips
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream


For the Stovetop:

  • Heat 1 TBS olive oil over medium heat in a large pot.
  • Add your minced onion and garlic. Saute the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in your chicken broth, shredded chicken, white beans, green chiles, corn, and spices. Allow the soup to simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Add in your sour cream and cheese and stir to combine.
  • Simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with your choice of toppings.

For the Slow Cooker:

  • Put all ingredients; onion, garlic, raw chicken breasts, chicken broth, white beans, green chiles, corn and spices into your slow cooker. Stir it all together.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for about 6-7 hours, or on high for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker and shred with 2 forks.
  • Return shredded chicken to slow cooker.
  • Stir in your sour cream and cheese.
  • Put the lid back on the slow cooker, and cook on high for another 20 minutes, or until chili is thickened and creamy.
  • Serve with your choice of toppings.


Calories: 344kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 1442mg | Potassium: 939mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 478IU | Vitamin C: 51mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 6mg