White Chicken Chili Recipe (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

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Slow cooker or Instant Pot white chicken chili recipe

Try this easy, healthy white chicken chili recipe!

This 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 for a few reasons. It is a pretty 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 just make this white chicken chili even better! But are not even necessary with this recipe, in my opinion.

healthy white chicken chili in the slow cooker or instant pot

Another thing I love about this white chicken chili recipe is how EASY it is to make. Simple recipe, simple ingredients! 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.

Healthy Instant Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe

Note: 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.

Hope you give this white chicken chili recipe a try and love it too!

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Easy White Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker

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, Fall, Super Bowl Party, Winter, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free
Categories: Healthy, Meat and Poultry, Soups and Chilis, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker

Comments & Reviews

  • Freda

    This was amazing! Our son made this when we were visiting. I will be making it in the next few days.

  • Karen

    Is the serving one cup?

    • Melanie

      Sorry, I actually haven’t measured the yield on this recipe yet. The serving amount is just an estimation for about how many people the recipe could feed.

  • Terry

    Would you give the instructions for using the Instant Pot? Very tasty with the crock pot, but just got an Instant Pot.

    • Melanie

      Fun – I love my Instant Pot! I would just add all of the ingredients to the pot and cook for 30 minutes on soup setting, or until the chicken is cooked through.

  • Jaime

    Made this in the instant pot tonight and it was amazing! I sautéed the onions right in the pot before I put everything else in.

  • Lacey Guiffreda

    I’m fixen to try this recipe in instapot but use rotisserie chicken instead just abecause thats what i have on hand. Wish me luck!

    • Cathy Yoder

      Sounds good! You won’t have to really cook it since your rotisserie chicken is already cooked. Just throw it in for a couple of minutes to heat it up and enjoy!

  • Penny

    This is delicious! I don’t like the texture of onions or green chili’s so I sautéed the onion then puréed both that and the chili’s. I have made this twice in two weeks and have passed this recipe along to other family members! Yum!

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