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Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is PERFECT for busy days when you want a home cooked meal, but don’t have time to be in the kitchen. Comforting and fresh (thanks to lime zest) this chili is a family favorite!



1 1/2 cups diced onion (about 1 medium)

1 large poblano pepper, chopped

3 garlic cloves, smashed with the wide side of a chef’s knife

3/4 teaspoon salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 pounds trimmed boneless, skinless chicken thighs

4 cups chicken broth or bone broth

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon oregano

3 (15-ounce) cans great northern beans, drained and rinsed, divided

For the toppings:

1 lime, zest finely grated, half of the fruit juiced, the other half cut into wedges

1 1/2 avocados, peeled and diced


To the slow cooker, add the diced onion, chopped poblano pepper, garlic cloves, salt, pepper, chicken thighs, bone broth, ground cumin, oregano, and 2 of the 3 cans of Great Northern Beans. 

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4 hours. When the chicken is cooked through (at the previously listed times), remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with a fork or knife then place back in the slow cooker. 

Stir in the remaining can of beans and 1 teaspoon of lime zest. 

Serve the chili and top with your favorite toppings like avocado or more lime. 


Rinsing the canned beans will reduce the sodium content by 40% or more!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: slow cooker

Keywords: slow cooker, chili, white chicken chili, chicken, easy dinner