What’s for dinner? White Chicken Chili in the Slow Cooker!

white chicken chili square

Slow cookers were made for me, I’m pretty sure. It seems like the only way my family can get even close to a gourmet (or even home cooked) meal these days! The Powell 6 Pack is amazing, but they sure keep my time limited :).

Slow cooker to the rescue! Stews, chili, soups, roasts, lean meats…All cooked to perfection in the slow cooker. It helps that there are SO many healthy recipe options using this little appliance too! Here is one of them:

White Chicken Chili
Serves 9 (1 cup servings)

What you’ll need:

4-5  4 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (leftovers work great, you could also use leftover Thanksgiving turkey)
3   15.5 oz cans great northern beans (rinse and drain to remove extra sodium)
½ cup chopped onion
1  4 oz can chopped green chiles
1 ½ tsp. chili powder
1  14.5 oz can low fat (I prefer 99% fat free), low sodium chicken broth
Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt for garnish

How to make it:

Put everything in your slow cooker (except the yogurt), stir together until well mixed, and cook on low for 6-9 hours. That’s it. Stir a dollop of yogurt into each serving for some extra creamy goodness and enjoy!

If you have a favorite healthy slow cooker recipe, share it in the comments below so we can all try it out!

What’s in it:

Recipe makes 9 servings. Each serving has 251 calories, 21.5g protein, 7g fat, 22g carbs, 7.5g fiber and 122.5mg sodium.

*Adapted from Busy People’s Slow Cooker Cookbook.

42 Responses

  1. Does that read as; “a single 1/2 tsp of chili powder” OR “one and a half tsp of chili powder” – It’s confusing the way this recipe is published.

  2. I use the same recipe for white chicken chili… almost! lol I substitute cabbage for beans. I also like to add a ton of tomatoes (which negates the white part of white chicken chili, I know, but I’m a tomato fiend!). MMMmmmm. So good!

  3. If the chicken is already cooked and the beans are canned, why the 6-9 hours for cooking? It sounds yummy and I’m looking forward to giving it a try, just trying to figure out why the long cook time.

  4. Love love love this recipe. Simple and tasty. Thank you for posting. Fresh green chilies make this more than unbelievable!

  5. MMMMMM, can’t wait to try this!

    Love you and your hubby and all you do to help and inspire others to be fit and healthy 🙂 Wish I could work with you guys helping others – let me know of any job openings you have 😉 Here is a great low fat recipe from skinnytaste.com

    Crock Pot Chicken Chili
    Servings: 10 ? Size: 1 1/4 cups ? Old Points: 3 pts ? Points+: 5 pts
    Calories: 203.7 ? Fat: 1.4 g ? Carb: 33.3 g ? Fiber: 10.0 g ? Protein: 16.9 g

    ? 1 onion, chopped
    ? 1 16-oz can black beans
    ? 1 16-oz can kidney beans
    ? 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
    ? 10 oz package frozen corn kernels
    ? 2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
    ? 1 packet taco seasoning
    ? 1 tbsp cumin
    ? 1 tbsp chili powder
    ? 24 oz (3-4) boneless skinless chicken breasts
    ? chili peppers, chopped (optional)
    ? 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

    Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker.
    Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro. Also try it with low fat cheese and sour cream (extra points).

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