Slow Cooker Green and White Chicken Chili

Main Dishes  |  Published Sep 11, 2019  |  Updated Jul 30, 2020  |  By Tawnie

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Creating this Slow Cooker Green and White Chicken Chili

Every time I make a slow cooker meal my fiancé and family always grab seconds and request me to make it again!

Slow cooker or crock pot meals are a simple way to impress others and they make they chef look GOOD.

The prep work for this chili is easy thanks to several pantry staples such as beans, chicken and seasonings.

Slow Cooker green and white chicken chili garnished with avocado and sour cream

Plus, using the slow cooker is such a time saver. Throw all the ingredients in the pot at noon, and have dinner ready at 6pm…that’s a win win for you and your family.

I love curling up on the couch with a big bowl of this chicken chili during Fall and Winter evenings. Nothing better than a big cozy bowl of this, a good movie and a blanket!

Additionally, it’s football season so if you have a party or tailgate to head to, this chicken chili makes enough for a crowd!

This Slow Cooker Green and White Chicken Chili is:

  • A Hands off meal
  • Easy clean up
  • Healthy
  • Uses simple ingredients
  • All made in the slow cooker/crock pot!
Slow Cooker green and white chicken chili garnished with avocado and sour cream

Ingredients you will need for green and white chicken chili:

With just a few staple ingredients and totally effortless prep, you’ll have a flavorful and satisfying soup.

  • Boneless, skinless chicken thigh
  • Tomatillo salsa
  • Sweet Potato
  • Chicken Broth
  • Diced Green Chilies
  • Package of white chicken chili mix
  • Pinto Beans
  • Navy Beans
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Garnish ideas: cilantro, avocado, sour cream, Mexican cheese, finely chopped onion
Slow Cooker green and white chicken chili garnished with avocado and sour cream

How to make Green & White Chicken Chili

step by step photos of how to make white chicken chili
  1. Place your chicken thigh in the bottom of the slow cooker. Wash and cut the sweet potato in 1 inch cubes. You can leave them unpeeled too for ease!
  2. Place the sweet potato and all remaining ingredients into the slow cooker and give it all a gentle stir.
  3. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours.
  4. Shred the chicken and then when ready to eat, pour into bowls.
  5. Garnish with cilantro, sour cream, avocado, cheese, finely diced onion, corn chips, or green onions.

If you don’t have a white chicken chili seasoning…

  • Mix together 2 tsp. cumin, ½ tsp. paprika, ½ tsp. chili powder,  ½ tsp. oregano, ½ tsp. coriander, ½ tsp. cayenne, salt and pepper to taste.

Variations of this recipe:

  • Add a jalapeno or red pepper chili flakes for extra spice
  • Use chicken breasts if you don’t have or want thighs. 3-4 breasts.
  • Serve with tortillas or chips
  • Add more veggies: can add in green or red bell pepper, corn, potatoes, hominy or celery
  • If you’d like to make this a creamy chicken chili, add in 8 oz of cream cheese and ¼ cup heavy cream at the end.

This Slow Cooker Green and White Chicken Chili is:

  • A Hands off meal
  • Easy clean up
  • Healthy
  • Uses simple ingredients
  • All made in the slow cooker/crock pot!

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Slow Cooker Green and White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Green and White Chicken Chili is an easy and healthy meal to make for your family. Garnish with delicious toppings such as sour cream and avocado to dress up this flavorful soup!
5 from 6 reviews
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 309kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 16 oz. tomatillo salsa
  • 1 lg. sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 6 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 (4 oz.) can diced green chiles
  • 1 (1.25 oz.) package white chicken chili seasoning mix
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (15.5 oz.)cans navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Garnish ideas: cilantro, avocado, Mexican cheese, sour cream, finely chopped onion, green onions.

Instructions

  • Add chicken thighs (or chicken breasts) to the bottom of your slow cooker and top with the tomatillo salsa.
  • Add in all of the remaining ingredients (except garnish ideas) and gently stir.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.
  • Remove the chicken and place on a large cutting board or in a mixing bowl, shred, then return to slow cooker. (You can shred in your slow cooker, I just find it easier to shred it once it's out).
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper if desired and serve with desired toppings! Enjoy!

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Notes

You can substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts for the chicken thighs. (3-4 chicken breasts).
Freezer friendly: let cool and then freeze. Defrost the night before you want to serve it. 
Pro tip: use your stand mixer fitted with the flat beater attachment to shred your chicken in 30 seconds! Keep an eye on it because it shreds FAST using this method. 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl (no garnish) | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.4g | Protein: 34.3g | Sodium: 433.5mg

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A
8 months ago

Easy and delicious!

Ashley
1 year ago

This is such a comfort meal!!! We enjoyed this around the table, gathered with dear friends we hadn’t seen in a while.

Jacque Hastert
1 year ago

I love a dinner that I can throw in the crockpot and forget about for the day and come home to a house that smells delicious and dinner ready. Can’t be this recipe!

Anita
1 year ago

We all love this! And it’s so easy to make this in a slow cooker. 🙂

Beth
1 year ago

The best chili around! So tasty and so flavorful! The perfect comfort food!

Renee | The Good Hearted Woman
1 year ago

Looks delicious, and so easy, too! White Chicken Chili is one of my favorites, and I love that you include sweet potato in your recipe!

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