White Chicken Chili


If you're looking for an alternative for your usual tomato-based chili, try this slow cooked version with white beans, chicken broth, jalapeño pepper, and garlic.

White Chicken Chili
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins


  • 3 15-15.5 ounce cans Great Northern, pinto, or cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 ½ cup chopped cooked chicken

  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)

  • 1 ½ cup chopped red, green, and/or yellow sweet pepper (2 medium)

  • 2 fresh jalapeño chile peppers, seeded and chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 3 ½ cup chicken broth

  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese (optional)

  • Broken tortilla chips (optional)


  1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker stir together the drained beans, chicken, onion, sweet pepper, jalapeño pepper, garlic, cumin, salt, and oregano. Stir in chicken broth.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. If desired, top each serving with shredded cheese and broken tortilla chips. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

422 Calories
6g Fat
54g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 422
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 709mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 66.1mg 331%
Calcium 161.5mg 12%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1210mg 26%
Folate, total 209.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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