Dinner Tonight: White Chicken Chili

This is a new twist on a slow cooker staple.  Every gal needs more than one chili recipe as a go-to cozy night meal.  This one is super fast, super simple and super delicious.  It’s just plain super.
Shopping List
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (frozen or defrosted)
1 onion, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup tomatillo or green chile salsa
1 can chopped green chiles
1 can white northern beans, drained
1 cup water or chicken stock
Pepper Jack Cheese and/or Chopped Green Onions to garnish
In your slow cooker, layer chicken, onion, soup, salsa, green chiles, beans and water.  Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours (or on high 3 to 4 hours).  Remove lid and take two forks and shred chicken up right inside the slow cooker.  Ladle into bowls and garnish with cheese and/or onions.
That’s it!  Isn’t that easy?  You pile everything in, ignore it all day and then it’s ready for you at dinner time.  Super yummy and hearty without any fuss.  Enjoy chili night!

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  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} October 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

    This looks soooooooooooooo good!!!!!!

  • Sarah October 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I make this often but not in the slow cooker. I'm excited to do it this way! I think the recipe (or something very similar) is on the can for White Northern Beans. We love it! The kiddos eat it as is and the adults top with sliced jalapenos.

  • Marie Matter October 25, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    This will be perfect for a chilly weekend ahead in Dallas! Thanks!


  • Aubs October 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    saved by mix and match mama again!! 😉 i'm doing a fitness bootcamp 4 days a week which is great, except that its right at dinner time! so i'm on the hunt for a variety of crockpot meals that can be ready for hubby to serve while i'm gone!! this will definitely be served soon in the miculka house!

  • Maureen W. (Maryland) October 28, 2012 at 2:04 am

    I am KICKING myself! I needed a recipe for white bean chicken chili last night and thought, "I just wish Shay had an easy one to save me the trouble of scouring the internet!!" and I foolishly didn't check back one last time before scouring. Oh well, it was a lot of work but turned out well. Lesson learned for next time!

  • margaret October 31, 2012 at 4:06 am

    Made this, it was awesome!! Subbed roasted corn for beans.

  • Kinsey November 13, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Hello! So I have this in my crockpot right now, but I am second guessing only 1 cup or chicken stock or water.
    was that enough liquid? or was it a bit too thick? Thank you for the great recipe!

  • Melissa H. September 5, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Is green chile salsa the same as salsa verde?

  • Mix and Match Mama September 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    Salsa Verde and Green Chile are the same!

  • Aileen September 12, 2013 at 8:36 am

    Shay, I made this last night and my husband and I LOVED it! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

    – Aileen

  • Courtney October 9, 2014 at 2:40 am

    We love this recipe too! I always add a can of garbanzo beans/chick peas and white corn also. Amazing! And my kids (7 and 3) love it too!!

  • Jenae February 9, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    This looks yummy. I do not have green chile salsa though. Can I substitute regular salsa in? What do you suggest?


    • Mix and Match Mama February 9, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      You can use a red salsa, the chili will just be a tad red. It will still be yummy though!! Enjoy!

  • All Things New February 17, 2015 at 12:29 am

    This was fabulous!! My husband said this was his favorite white chicken chili he's ever had!

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  • Maureen Werner November 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe Shay! My daughter Mackenzie made it tonight…with a few changes! She used leftover Turkey, fresh Lime Juice and Cilantro and Sour Cream for the garnish! It was really delicious and our whole family loved it! (All 7 of us!) Perfect for a cold November night in Kansas!