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. Could I use chicken leg quarters instead? My thought is to cook them up and then just DeBone them (the leg quarters are about $5 cheaper and I’m kinda on a budget). Also, could I do that with any recipe that calls for chicken? Does it really matter what part of the chicken it is?

  2. I just made this for my family. It turned out to be such a great hit! They told me that I should keep this recipe forever! I loved how easy it was to make. Thank you!!!

  3. My husband and I are giving it a go at the Carb Cycle Solution eating plan. I assume that this recipe would work on the plan and would be served on a Low-Carb day? How much is a serving?

  4. I wish when you post recipes here you would say how they “count” in the carb cycling program, i.e., high carb day – low carb day – etc. Yes it’s helpful to know the calories, etc. but combination foods are sometimes difficult to figure out for those who are new to carb cycling. I did see that you told someone else high carb in the comments, I’m just suggesting you put that information right there with the calorie count.

  5. I’m new to carb cycling and am excited to change myself. So could about 3/4 of a cup be a meal on a high carb day?
    Thanks for your help!

  6. Hi, this recipe looks wonderful! Yummy. You mentioned it has 9 servings, but it doesn’t specify whether it’s cups. Is each serving 1 cup..? Thanks so much for your help. Merry Christmas! 🙂

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