Easy White Chicken Chili

12 Bowls260 cals

We made it to 2021! Something tells me the whole new year, new you saying has a lot more value this year. Speaking of value, we’re gonna start this year of recipes off with our old friend the slow cooker! This Easy White Chicken Chili takes no time at all to prep, is packed with protein, will last you the whole week, and hopefully paves another road for you to get that much closer to your goals!

We’re gonna start this one off by optionally lining our slow cooker for easy clean up. Yes, it actually saves time (helps with portioning too)! I link to my liners below.

Continue by sautéing a chopped up yellow onion and 2-3 cloves of garlic with a tablespoon of olive oil.

Once those are sautéed, all you have to do for this white chicken chili is add everything into your slow cooker starting with 3 pounds of fat trimmed chicken breast.

White Chicken Chili

Continue with 3 cups of chicken broth, 4 ounces of diced green chiles (your choice heat), 4 ounces of diced jalapeños, 2 cups of corn, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, 1 teaspoon of oregano, 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, a little black pepper, your sautéed onion and garlic mix, and 2 cans of a drained and rinsed white bean with 1/2 of 1 can mashed up (thickens your chili), today I’m using some great northern beans.

Want a thicker white chicken chili? Use less broth and/or mash up more of your beans!

Give that a quick mix, throw your lid on, and turn your slow cooker on low heat for 5-6 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours.

After that, shred your chicken which should shred super easy, add in 1 container of a plain Greek yogurt, and 4 ounces of cream cheese.

Continue cooking your white chicken chili on low heat until those are mixed in and it’s creamy, it should thicken up a bit more.

So there you go, portion it out into 6 servings and you’ll have protein packed chili for the entire week!

Want another chili? Try our Bodybuilding Chicken Chili recipe here!

Easy White Chicken Chili Recipe

Easy White Chicken Chili

Step your chili game up with this protein packed and easy to make slow cooker White Chicken Chili recipe. Healthy, delicious, and quick!
4.94 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken chili, easy chili, healthy chili, white chicken chili, white chili
Servings: 12 Bowls
Calories: 260kcal
Cost: $9.70

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  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic - Minced Garlic is great!
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Pounds Chicken Breast - Experiment with another protein like turkey!
  • 32 Ounces Bone Broth - Use less for thicker chili
  • 4 Ounces Green Chiles - Diced (Your Choice Heat)
  • 4 Ounces Jalapeños - Diced
  • 2 Cups Corn - Canned or Frozen
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • Black Pepper - Your Choice
  • 2 Cans White Beans - I used Great Northern here (15.5 Ounce Cans)
  • 1 Container Greek Yogurt
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese - I used Reduced Fat but Full or Fat Free work great too!


  • Optionally line your slow cooker for easy clean up
  • Sauté your Onion and Garlic with your Olive Oil
  • Trim the fat off your Chicken Breast
  • Add everything into your slow cooker aside from your Greek Yogurt and Cream Cheese
  • Mix and cover
  • Cook on Low Heat for 5-6 hours or High Heat for 3-4 hours
  • Shred your Chicken Breast
  • Stir in your Greek Yogurt and Cream Cheese and continue cooking until creamy



Top it with whatever you want (chives or cilantro are great options)!
Calories in the whole recipe:
  • Calories: 3126
  • Fat: 90g
  • Saturated Fat: 24g
  • Sodium: 4230mg
  • Carbs: 193g
  • Fiber: 73g
  • Sugar: 27g
  • Protein: 386g
Calories in each serving if you make 6:
  • Calories: 521
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 705mg
  • Carbs: 32.1g
  • Fiber: 12.1g
  • Sugar: 4.5g
  • Protein: 64.3g


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 32.1g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 352.5mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2.2g


  1. Adriana on April 27, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    5 stars
    This was AMAZING. My 16-year-old son’s favorite dish is my white chicken chili. He has started lifting and eating healthier. He was lamenting not having his favorite. Until now! This tastes almost exactly like it! It’s also more filling. Super psyched to put this in the rotation. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Nikki G on November 3, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Chef – can this dish be frozen for long term meal prep?

  3. Remy on June 13, 2022 at 5:45 am

    Do you think this would be okay if I added spinach ?

  4. Luigi on April 25, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Hey Chef, quick question can I cook the chilli in a pressure cooker instead of a slow cooker. If not how can I make the chilli without one.

    • Derek Howes on August 23, 2022 at 11:14 am

      You can just make sure to drastically reduce your cooking time!

  5. Sandy on April 9, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    5 stars
    Hiya. Tried this out and it tasted amazing, but came out a little too thick. I’ll try mashing up less of the beans next time. I suspect I may have used too much greek yogurt as well. Is it 150g or an entire container?

    • Derek Howes on August 23, 2022 at 9:19 am

      Hi Sandy! Glad you liked it. 150g is correct.

  6. Jen BondGirl on March 22, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    This one is a winner! I had to delete the dairy since hubby is lactose intorant, but it ex EXCELLENT! The chicken is so tender and it is spicy and delish!

    • Debbie on January 22, 2023 at 4:02 pm

      The recipe reads 1 container Greek yogurt but I see on one of the comments that you said 150 grams is the amount. Which is correct?

      • Derek Howes on January 23, 2023 at 10:37 am

        Hi Debbie! Yes, a “container” here is typically 150g. You can find this out on any of my recipes by clicking “Metric” within the recipe card. Hope this helps!

  7. Sarah on November 29, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    5 stars
    I made this in my instant pot and it turned out great! Will definitely be making it again.

  8. Claire on September 26, 2021 at 11:30 am

    5 stars
    This is a great recipe. I’ve made white chicken chili before, but not this healthy, so I was worried this one wouldn’t be as good. But it was. I did add some shredded pepperjack cheese when I served it 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼. It makes a huge batch so I froze some. Will 100% make again. Thanks!

    • Derek Howes on September 29, 2021 at 5:56 pm

      Love it Claire! Glad you liked it.

  9. Zak Likely on April 24, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    How many grams is one container of greek yogurt?

  10. Olivia on March 7, 2021 at 10:38 am

    Hi! Did you use full, reduced, or fat free Greek yogurt for this recipe? Can’t wait to make it this week!

    • Derek Howes on February 24, 2022 at 8:12 am

      Morning Olivia! Fat free. Hope you liked it!

  11. Stathis on February 27, 2021 at 1:29 am

    Will it work using Cottage cheese ?

    • Derek Howes on May 7, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      The texture would change a bit but I think it could work. Let me know if you end up trying it!

  12. Sheel on January 31, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    5 stars
    Quick question – can you use fat free greek yogurt?

  13. Brian on January 25, 2021 at 4:28 pm

    Dumb question . So the 260 calories is if you made 12 servings right? Or you could half the ingredients, still have 6 servings, and still have at least a cup of soup per serving?

  14. Anthony D on January 12, 2021 at 10:20 am

    5 stars
    Quick question…when you break it up into the 6 servings, how many cups (approx.) is each serving? Been using many of your recipes for the past few years and they has helped so much in my goals.

    • Derek Howes on January 16, 2021 at 10:49 am

      Hi Anthony! The amount of cups will vary a bit here (water in the chicken and whatnot). What I do is to either weigh the entire recipe and divide by the weight or to just eyeball/add X amount into 6 containers. Start with 1 cup per container and continue until your recipe is gone. Does this help?

    • Tony on February 7, 2021 at 10:15 am

      How long should you cook the cream cheese? Like the final hour perhaps?

      • Derek Howes on February 23, 2022 at 3:57 pm

        Just until creamy, shouldn’t take too long.

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