Easy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

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Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
5 hrs 35 mins

Top view of a bowl of White Chicken Chili topped with avocado slices

Not your momma’s chili! An Easy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili filled with southwestern flavors that will tease your taste buds. Plus a surprise easy cooking method for chicken!

A couple weeks ago a rush of controversy came through our town and got people all riled up. It ended up all over the news.

On October 30th, about 15 minutes from my house, a new church will open. Now I know, it doesn’t seem like it should be “big news” but the church is The Church of Lucifer. (for those of you who don’t know, Lucifer is another name for Satan)

I live in what’s known as the “bible belt” so having a church of lucifer planted right smack in the middle is definitely big news. They are opening the day before Halloween, which got even more publicity. People have been leaving hate online as well as hateful signs in front of the soon to be church and are even talking about picketing outside.

White Chicken Chili with a ladle in a crock pot

To be honest, I was definitely a little shocked to hear that there would be a church of lucifer right in my backyard. But I think what I’m more shocked about is the response. The anger, hate, disgust, and overall lack of love baffles me.

Just because someone does not believe what we believe does not give us the right to hate, judge, criticize, or attack that person. We are called to LOVE. Love overcomes everything! The reason people still talk about Jesus today is because he loved relentlessly. He walked into brothels, loved the murders and spent time with the people who were the most despised. It would be like us hanging out with the drug dealers, kidnappers, sex traffickers of our day and age. He loved them and radically changed their hearts! Love can’t help but change. I posted something on Instagram the other day that I’m still thinking about “Religion Says: God will love us if we change.  The Gospel Says: God’s love change us. “

A bowl of White Chicken Chili topped with fresh avocado

Let’s be changed by God’s love so that it overflows and helps change others. Hate does nothing but divide and create more hate, anger, and bitterness. Love heals!

I am nervous about this church and all it represents, but now we know where they are and can love them into the arms of God.

Ok, just some thoughts. SO, onto the recipe for today. This Easy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili.

A bowl of White Chicken Chili topped with sliced avocado

Since we are in the midst of football season, cooler temperatures are finally coming, and well I’m just lazy so I thought an Easy Crock Pot Recipe was in order! And what better recipe for the fall than a chili! The more a chili sits the more the flavors soak in and become one, crock pots and chili were meant for each other.

Usually I’m a red meat kinda girl, at least in my chili, you know ground beef or bison. But today we are changing it up and going all White Chicken Chili on you. This Chili is filled with green chilis, deep earthy cumin, corn, quinoa, pinto beans, and chicken.

The best part is everything gets thrown into the Crock Pot, no sautéing or browning necessary. Even the raw chicken gets thrown into the Crock Pot whole. After it’s done cooking then I take the chicken out, dice it or shred it, throw it back in and you’re good to go! Top this chili with fresh avocado, smoked gouda cheese, and green onions! The rich flavor the Crock Pot adds to this Chili is incredible! Enjoy my friends Bon Appetite!

Top view of a bowl of White Chicken Chili topped with sliced avocado

Easy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili-3

Easy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 mins
  • cook_time Cook Time: 5 hours 30 mins
  • total_time Total Time: 5 hours 35 mins
  • yield Yield: 8-10 1x
  • category Category: Soup, Poultry, Crock Pot, Kid Friendly,
  • method Method: Crock Pot


A rich chili full of southwestern flavors and topped with fresh avocado, smoked gouda cheese, and green onions!



  • 1.5 lbs. boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 7 oz can diced green chilis
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, diced
  • 15 oz. low sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup shredded smoked gouda cheese
  • 1/4 cup diced green onions
  • 1 avocados, sliced


  1. In a crock pot add, the chicken breast, chicken broth, water, red onion, frozen corn, quinoa, diced green chilis, garlic cloves, cumin, fresh cilantro. Stir, cover, and cook on LOW for 5 hours.
  2. Remove chicken, dice or shred. Add back to crock pot with pinto beans. Cook an additional 30 minutes, salt to taste, and serve.
  3. Top with optional garnish of smoked gouda cheese, avocado, and green onions.

Keywords: white chicken chili


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17 Responses
  1. Leslie O

    This recipe is so easy and delicious! I’ve made it several times and everyone that has tried it asks for the recipe. I did substitute black beans and also went a bit heavy on the garlic. I also used fresh-shucked corn off the cob and added that as well as the cooked quinoa at the end instead of beginning so they wouldn’t get too soggy. Yesterday, I crocked on high for 3 hours as I was short on time. and was just as delicious.

  2. Claudia

    Hi Krista- I’m going to try this recipe this weekend but I was wondering what you thought about adding a cup of beer in place of one of the cups of water? I’ve had several people tell me what a good flavor beer can add to chili, but I’ve never done it. I don’t want to ruin the dish, so I’m seeking advice.
    Thanks very much!

    1. Krista

      GIRL!!! That is genius! It will bring of the calorie count but adding a rich amber beer would be awesome!! I’m sooo trying that! It’s bringing out my Wisconsin girl. 🙂

  3. Rebecca

    I just want to thank you for this wonderful website!! I stumbled upon it a few days ago in the wee morning hours. I have been going through some tough times ,( let’s call it warfare because I know who’s behind it all), the passage has been resonating in my heart, ” where has all of you joy gone?” Galatians 4:15. I told myself you need to find your joy and distract this nonsense, well finding a cooking blog with joy in it was a great start!!! I can’t wait to don my apron and get cooking!! Thank you again for this bright a beautiful gift!!!

    1. Krista

      Oh my goodness Rebecca, my heart is full after reading this. I am seriously so honored and touched by your comment. My goal for this blog has always been to encourage and bring joy to people in the everyday life and sometimes it’s hard to “see” that happening, but after reading your comment …. just made my day!

  4. K3ymak3r

    Looks very tasty. A piece of advice though, any theologian, or even pastor worth their salt will tell you that the title Lucifer is in no way a “name” for the character Satan. Any five minute research could tell you this. Furthermore…if Love is all that’s on the menu, then I would expect a “creator of all things” to not need it’s creations to change in order to be accepted or to receive said “Love”. I personally do appreciate your stance of tolerance though and thank you at least for that much.

    1. Krista

      You are correct. Lucifer does mean morning light or light bearer, however Lucifer has been used interchangeably with the names Satan and the Devil for some time in christian circles as well as many classic literature pieces. Thank you for bringing that to light.

      I’m not sure what you are referring to when you say, “then I would expect a “creator of all things” to not need it’s creations to change in order to be accepted or to receive said “Love”.” I was not saying that God needs people to “change” in order to receive said love. He accepts us where we’re at, no matter where we’re at. If the opposite were true and I needed to be at a certain level or place to accept said “love” then I would be screwed. I believe God is a God of love and grace, not a dictator up in the sky telling us that we will never live up to his expectations. I do believe that LOVE changes people for the good. You can see that when one person loves another person in a relationship or in a family. So when I say, Love changes people that is what I mean. It makes us better people in general. We are less selfish, more loving, generous, kind, patient. Hope that clarifies! 🙂 Thanks for your response!

  5. Trish - Mom On Timeout

    This is a recipe my family would DEVOUR! Love can indeed overcomen anything and God bless you for your open heart Krista! xoxoxo

  6. heather @french press

    wish could say that we were getting “fall: weather; yesterday it was 85 degrees outside, but I am ALL over an easy slow cooker meal, and we LOVE our chili.

    1. Krista

      haha… I totally am there with you! Hot, humid weather but fall weather … because we have too! It’s fall, we need fall food! 🙂

  7. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I have to say, I am a little shocked about the Church of Lucifer thing…I’ve never heard of that before! BUT I love your message to LOVE! It’s SO true!
    You know what is also true? MY love of chicken chili. More specifically, THIS chicken Chili!

    1. Krista

      Thank you so much Taylor, I hadn’t heard of it either but I truly believe that LOVE is the answer! 🙂

      Glad you liked the chicken chili too girl! 🙂 muah!

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