White Chicken Chili

31 Mar

White Chicken Chili-simple and easy recipe that everyone in the family will enjoy @zealousmom.com #emeals #chili

This recipe for white chicken chili is extremely easy and pleases everyone in my family. It’s simple to put together and cooks in the slow cooker all day. Anytime I take this dish to a luncheon or dinner party, it’s a major hit with the guests.

I’ve been using the eMeals system to meal plan since last October, and I love it. If you’ve never heard of it or used it, it’s an inexpensive online meal planning system that sends you weekly meal plans with corresponding grocery lists for your favorite grocery store. You can select your type of meal plan based on your family’s dietary habits or allergies. They offer classic, low carb, portion control, organic, and more.

This chicken chili recipe is one of my favorite meals provided by my classic eMeals plan.  I suggest cooking and shredding the chicken the night before as that is the only step that takes any time at all. Then set your alarm ten minutes early, add the remaining ingredients, turn on the slow cooker, head out for the day, and come home to a delicious meal. Enjoy!


  • 1  1/2 lb chicken breasts
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 15 oz can chicken broth
  • 2 (15 oz) cans great northern beans
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • sour cream (dollop on each serving)
  • Colby Jack cheese (to sprinkle on top)


  • Cover chicken with water in medium-sized pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 20 minutes; drain, cool, and shred.
  • Add chicken to slow cooker with onions, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add broth, beans, Rotel, and garlic.
  • Cook on low in slow cooker 6-8 hours
  • Top each bowl with sour cream and Colby Jack cheese

White Chicken Chili-simple and easy recipe that everyone in the family will enjoy @zealousmom.com #emeals #chili

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43 Responses to “White Chicken Chili”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) March 31, 2014 at 6:07 am #

    I am a BIG fan of chili, but I have never tried it like this before. It sounds really good, so I will definitley try it and SOON!

  2. Kita Bryant March 31, 2014 at 6:36 am #

    I love chilli and this is a new take on the ones I usually make. I will be trying it this is one thing I can eat winter and spring.

  3. Brett Martin (@brettbmartin) March 31, 2014 at 7:53 am #

    YUM! we have a cold, rainy and sleeting day here. i may just try this for dinner!

  4. Jaime March 31, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    I love white chicken chili, though I’ve never done the slow cooker version. Kenny was getting tired of it, but maybe he’d try it in the next couple of weeks? (Before I bust out the summer recipes!)

  5. Jessica March 31, 2014 at 9:27 am #

    I love chili and for some reason I have never had it with white chicken! This looks delicious and something I could make really quick for dinner time. I am tired of the same ol’ kidney beans and ground meat!

  6. louidam1 March 31, 2014 at 10:10 am #

    I really love making white chicken chili! It’s a big hit in my household!

  7. Liz Mays March 31, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    That’s a great idea to shred the chicken the night before to save even more time. This looks delicious!

  8. Kecia March 31, 2014 at 10:43 am #

    We like the chicken chili too! eMeals has definitely given us some of our favorite dinner recipes.

  9. House of Faucis March 31, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    I am pinning this…. I have used turkey before but not chicken…

  10. Chrysa March 31, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    That looks like it would be easy to make. I bet the leftovers would be great too!

  11. Dina Demarest (@dinade) March 31, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    I love white chicken chili. Yours looks so good. I’m going to print it for later.

  12. karenssunnysoirees March 31, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    This looks delicious! I love chicken and chili so I will have to try this recipe out some time.

  13. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? March 31, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    This looks so tasty! And reminds me that we haven’t had white chicken chili in a while!

  14. kbunn4 March 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm #

    I have never made white chicken chili before, but I always see recipes for it. This looks delicious I really need to try and make it.

  15. Nikki Harvey March 31, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

    I love chili but I’ve never had white chicken chili before. I need to start making it though because it’s probably healthier than regular chili.

  16. Shop with Me Mama (Kim) March 31, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

    I LOVE chili, but have never tried it with chicken. It actually sounds and looks like it would be so delicious!

  17. sippycupmom March 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    This looks SO good! My grandma always used to make it and I loved it. I am going to have to make this at home!

  18. Debbie L. March 31, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    This looks so good! What a different way to serve chili – makes me hungry!

  19. Pam W March 31, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    We haven’t had chicken chili in a while but now I want a bowl. And this would be gluten free so my entire family could eat it!

  20. Janel C. March 31, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    I love white chicken chili – your recipe looks like a great one that I will have to try out! I will be sure to check out eMeals, too – thanks for sharing!

  21. Valerie Gray (@valmg) March 31, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    I don’t think I’ve ever noticed great northern beans before. What sort of bean are they?

    • susannabarbee April 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

      They’re a white bean, and they don’t bust open when they get really hot like some other beans, so that’s a plus!

  22. Jenn @ The Rebel Chick March 31, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

    Chili is such a great comfort food! Love the way you changed it up~

  23. Beth@FrugalFroggie March 31, 2014 at 11:07 pm #

    I have not tried While Chicken Chili. I may have to try your recipe. Thanks!!

  24. candyolivares March 31, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    Oh my this looks so yummy! And yes I agree.. a change up of the regular chili.

  25. Musings on Motherhood and Mid-Life April 1, 2014 at 12:01 am #

    This looks really healthy yet hearty. I think I need to make this…and soon.

  26. Felicia April 1, 2014 at 12:15 am #

    A co-worker of mine made this for me one time. It was absolutely delicious!

  27. Aimee April 1, 2014 at 12:28 am #

    Oh this looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Krystal April 1, 2014 at 6:18 am #

    This looks really awesome (especially since I’m up too early and I’m COLD!). A nice, hearty meal!

  29. Amanda April 1, 2014 at 10:25 am #

    That sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  30. bigbearswife April 1, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    White Chicken Chili is delish! I can’t wait to try your version!

  31. Rosey April 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    I’ve got the world’s biggest chili fan in the house. He used to go the local chili cookoff every year w/the second oldest, but that child’s grown up and moved away now. :/ This sounds delicious!

  32. Amber K April 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Holy Yummers! I love chicken chili and will have to try your recipe.

  33. Shel April 1, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    This looks so good! I pinned it to try it.

  34. Ashley M April 1, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    I’ve heard really good things about eMeals. I would love help meal planning.

  35. Katie April 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    Yum! I love chili and have always wanted to try white chicken chili. This looks great!

  36. Desiree Morris April 1, 2014 at 9:54 pm #

    You know what I love about this? This looks really low calorie and that is something I can eat! Thanks for this recipe. i’m going to have to try it out for my family.

  37. Rachée Fagg (@sayitrahshay) April 1, 2014 at 10:40 pm #

    I love chili and usually use ground beef or turkey and kidney beans. I love how you jazzed up this recipe! I cannot wait to try it.

  38. Christina Shirley April 1, 2014 at 10:59 pm #

    I love white chicken chili! My husband’s not big on it, but let’s be honest, no one cares what he thinks. I make it, he’ll eat it :-)

  39. Classic Mommy April 1, 2014 at 11:27 pm #

    I’ve heard lots of great things about eMeals! This chili sounds so scrumptious.

  40. The New Classy April 1, 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    I have never actually tried White Chicken Chili but it looks really good. I have never met a chili that I didn’t like. :)

  41. Kathryn Clontz April 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, Susanna! This was a hit tonight and so great to come home to a cooked meal!

    • susannabarbee April 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm #

      Yay! That makes me so happy, Kathryn. I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it.

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