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White Bean Chicken Chili

a bowl of white chicken chili garnished with cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado. There is also 2 pieces of halved corn muffin on the chili bowl. In the background, there is a piece of strip black and white kitchen towel, a few pieces of cilantro and 1 spoon. On the bottom right corner, there is also another piece of corn bread muffin.

This healthy White Bean Chicken Chili Recipe made in a Crockpot is so easy and flavorful. Packed with spicy chilis, creamy white beans and tender chicken, it is the best healthy and comfort food for soup season.

 

Fall, chilly weather, soup season is just upon us. But let’s be honest, a big bowl of thick and creamy chili is good all year round. This easy slow cooker White Bean chicken Chili is the best healthy comfort food for your whole family to enjoy.

Tom and I have been loving my Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Chili since last Fall. So I decided it was time to “spice” things up. This white chicken chili recipe turned out amazing, and is definitely here to stay!

 

Easy Crockpot White Chicken Chili

 

Crockpot is my favorite way to cook. All of the prep work is done on the front end. Once you have added all the ingredients in the slow cooker (I used this one), you can go off and work on something else while the crock pot does the job of cooking.

This White Chili recipe is no exception. It is so easy to make with just a handful of ingredients you can pick up from your neighborhood grocery stores.

 

step by step instruction on how to make white bean chicken chili in a crockpot

First, chop and dice the onion and garlic.

Second, combine all the ingredient in the crockpot.

Then, just wait for it to slow cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 – 2.5 hours. Ready to serve!

 

Healthy Comfort White Bean Chili for Soup Season

 

a bowl of white chicken chili garnished with cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado. In the background, there is a piece of strip black and white kitchen towel, a few pieces of cilantro and 2 spoons. On the left upper corner, there is also another big bowl of chili to be served.

 

This recipe not only has all the healthy ingredients, but also result in the most creamy and thick texture. 

Yes, comfort and hearty food can be made healthy too. This White Bean Chili Recipe is dairy free, low fat and high protein.

In traditional white chicken chili recipe, it calls for heavy cream. However, in this recipe, I omitted the cream. Instead, I used an immersion blender quickly blend the soup in order to give it a creamy and thick texture.

Trust me, it did the trick.

 

How to Make White Chicken Chili Spicy

 

a bowl of white chicken chili garnished with cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado. In the background, there is a piece of strip black and white kitchen towel, a few pieces of cilantro and 1 spoon. On the left upper corner, there is also another big bowl of chili to be served.

 

This white chicken chili is packed with flavors because of a variety of spices used.

  • Chili Powder
  • Oregano
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper

 

If you prefer spicy chili, which I personally do, double the amount of cayenne pepper. Additionally, add half of a diced jalapeno pepper in the chili.

 

How to Make Dairy Free White Bean Chili Creamy

 

Since we are not using any heavy cream or dairy in this chili recipe, how do we make it creamy and thick? Use an immersion blender!

Towards the end of cooking, take out of the chicken to cool and shred. While the chicken is cooling, use an immersion blender to lightly blend the soup.

The key here is to blend it just enough to create that creamy and thick texture from the cooked down white beans. However, you don’t want to blend it all the way. Because the white beans add a nice texture to the chili.

 

How to Serve White Bean Chicken Chili

 

a bowl of white chicken chili garnished with cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado. There is also 2 pieces of halved corn muffin on the chili bowl. In the background, there is a piece of strip black and white kitchen towel, a few pieces of cilantro and 1 spoon. On the bottom right corner, there is also another piece of corn bread muffin.

1. Full fat yogurt or sour cream

You can use regular full fat yogurt, sour cream or dairy free plain yogurt to top off the chili.

2. Shredded Cheese

Try adding sprinkles of shredded cheddar cheese, mix it up and have the cheese melt away in the spicy white chili.

3. Corn Bread

Who doesn’t like to serve a good ole bowl of chili with some warm, fluffy and sweet corn bread? This classic duo can never get old.

4. Cruchies

I am a huge fan in that texture contrast. Try adding a little crunchy texture to the creamy and thick soup

  • Sliced almonds
  • Crumbled tortilla chips
  • Diced red onion

 

5. Fresh Cilantro

French herbs are always a great way to top comfort food like this crockpot chili.

Finally, scroll down to check out the full recipe and directions for this healthy and easy white bean chicken chili recipe. The best healthy comfort food for your whole family to enjoy.

 

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a bowl of white chicken chili garnished with cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado. In ther ebackground, there is a piece of strip black and white kitchen towel, a few pieces of cilantro and 1 spoon. On the left upper corner, there is also another big bowl of chili to be served.

 

Yield: 6

White Bean Chicken Chili (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

White Bean Chicken Chili (Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Packed with spicy chilis, creamy white beans and tender chicken, this easy slow cooker white bean chicken chili is the best healthy comfort dinner for your whole family to enjoy.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

Spices

  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt (or to taste), 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Garnish and Sides to Serve

Instructions

  1. Dice Onion and mince garlic garlic and set aside.
  2. Add Chicken, beans, chopped onion, minced garlic, spices and chicken broth to a 6-quart crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours, until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken breasts to a plate. Once it is cool enough to, shred and set aside.
  3. While the chicken is cooling, use an immersion blender (I used this one), to puree part of the chili to thicken it, leaving about half of the beans whole. You can also transfer it to a separate food processor and pulse a few times.
  4. Stir in the shredded chicken and cook on low for another half an hour or until the chicken is warmed up.
  5. Serve with your favorite garnish and sides (see the "how to serve" section in this post for ideas!)

Notes

1. Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup chicken stock if you prefer thinner chili, more like a soup.

2. I like to use bone broth sometimes for the additional health benefits.

3. You can also use chickpeas or navy beans instead of/in addition to cannellini beans.

4. if you prefer really really thick chili, add 1/2 tbsp arrowroot flour towards the end (about an hour left). It will thicken up the broth. But in my opinion, blending the soup partially does the trick.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 23mg Sodium: 308mg Carbohydrates: 29g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 35g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

 

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a bowl of white chicken chili garnished with cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado. There is also 2 pieces of halved corn muffin on the chili bowl. In the background, there is a piece of strip black and white kitchen towel, a few pieces of cilantro and 1 spoon. On the bottom right corner, there is also another piece of corn bread muffin.

 

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