A close-up shot of a bowl of homemade white chicken chili with a lime slice and a dish of salt beside it

Crockpot White Chicken Chili

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 5 hours 35 minutes
  • yield Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • category Category: Dinner
  • method Method: Crockpot
  • cuisine Cuisine: Southwestern


Hearty veggies, fluffy quinoa and tender white-meat chicken are infused with Southwestern flavor in this hearty Crockpot White Chicken Chili! Winter meals have never been so comforting and delicious.



  • 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.


Makes 8-10 servings

Keywords: white chicken chili recipe, bean chicken chili, white chicken chili crockpot