Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

8 servings


6 hours

total time


3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 large yellow or red onion, finely chopped

Kosher salt

10 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 jalapeño, minced

3 (4-ounce) cans chopped green chiles, hot, mild or a combination

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs

3 cups chicken stock

2 (14-ounce) cans great Northern beans, drained and rinsed

1 1/2 cups frozen corn

1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro (about 1 small bunch), optional

1 lime, juiced (about 2 tablespoons)

Pickled jalapeño slices, sliced scallion, cubed avocado and sour cream, for serving


In a large Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion, season with salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened and translucent, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and jalapeño and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chopped green chiles, cumin, onion powder, oregano and cayenne and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.

Transfer the mixture into a 5- to 8-quart slow cooker. Generously season the chicken thighs with salt and add them to the pot. Stir in 3 cups chicken stock and the beans. Cover and cook on low until the chicken is tender, 4 to 6 hours.

Shred the chicken using two forks. (You can do this directly in the pot, or remove the chicken to a bowl, shred it, then return it to the pot.) Stir in the frozen corn, cover and cook until warmed through, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cilantro, if using, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt. Serve in bowls and pass the toppings at the table.


Serving Size




Total Fat

11 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Unsaturated Fat

5 g

Trans Fat

0 g




948 mg

Total Carbohydrate

35 g

Dietary Fiber

7 g

Total Sugars

4 g


34 g

8 servings


6 hours

total time
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