Healthy White Chicken Chili Recipe (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

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White chili recipe with chicken served in a bowl

Try this easy, healthy white chicken chili recipe!

This easy white chicken chili recipe is a great one to add to your dinner rotation, especially during the colder weather seasons. Gotta love soup and chili in the Fall and Winter!

I’ve tried a few different white chicken chili recipes, but I really like this one because it’s a healthy recipe and it still has a lot of great chili flavor!

Some of the other recipes I’ve tried were a bit bland and needed garnishes like cheese and/or sour cream and more to make them taste good. I don’t mind eating this one plain though! Additional garnishes aren’t necessary at all – they just make this white chicken chili even better!

healthy white chicken chili in the slow cooker or instant pot

Simple recipe, simple ingredients!

Another thing I love about this white chicken chili recipe is how EASY it is to make. Just throw it all in the slow cooker (or Instant Pot) and let it cook!

In the Instant Pot, you just cook it long enough to make sure that chicken cooks through. About 30-40 minutes on the soup setting usually works well for me if I’m using frozen chicken, and if it’s thawed, usually 15-20 minutes is good.

Close-up of easy white chicken chili

Don’t like a crunchy onion?

If you don’t want that little bit of crunch from the onion, you can soften it first. Simply add the olive oil to a skillet (or Instant Pot) and heat it up. Then saute the onion for a few minutes until it is softened.

Scrape the skillet contents into the slow cooker, if cooking with that method, then add the other ingredients and carry on with the recipe as written.

Healthy white chicken chili

Final Thoughts

Hope you give this white chicken chili recipe a try and love it too! You might also like my favorite chicken noodle soup recipe:

the best instant pot chicken noodle soup recipe

It’s super easy to make in the Instant Pot and probably the best chicken noodle soup I’ve ever tasted!

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Healthy White Chicken Chili Recipe (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

5 / 5 (2 reviews)
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 6 hrs, or 20 mins
Serves: 8


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 cup diced onion (about 1 medium onion)
  • 2 cans great northern beans (or other white beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1 (7-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 to 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn (optional)


  1. Slow Cooker Instructions:

  2. Add olive oil to the bottom of the slow cooker pot. Then add the chicken and the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours in the slow cooker.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts from the slow cooker once cooked through and shred. Then return the shredded chicken to the pot and stir to combine.
  5. Serve with shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream, or other garnishes, if desired.
  6. Instant Pot Instructions:

  7. You just need to cook it long enough to make sure that chicken cooks through - about 15-20 minutes for thawed chicken or 40 minutes for frozen chicken.


Saute the onion first if you prefer a softer onion.

Add more or less chicken broth to bring the chili to your desired consistency.

Ingredients: Beans, Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chili powder, Corn, Cumin, Garlic, Green Chilies, Olive Oil, Onion, Oregano, Salt
Meal Type: Main Dish, #StayHome, Fall, Super Bowl Party, Winter, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Soups and Chilis, Instant Pot, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Slow Cooker

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