Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili

Flavor packed slow cooker creamy white chicken chili with cheddar cheese. A hearty meal, perfect for cooler months!

Slow cooker creamy white chicken chili with cheddar cheese recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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Slow cooker creamy white chicken chili with cheddar cheese recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I have always loved white chicken chili and creamy soups. So… I combined two of my favorite comforting dishes into one amazing meal!

The result..

A thick and creamy white chicken chili! This hearty and flavorful meal is packed full of chicken, veggies, beans… and cheese! I’m positive this will be made many times in the coming months.

A perfect meal to warm up with during the cooler months! And, it’s so easy to whip up in the slow cooker, you can’t pass this one up!

Add this creamy slow cooker white chicken chili to your dinner plans! The entire family is going to love it!

Slow cooker creamy white chicken chili with cheddar cheese recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili

Flavor packed slow cooker creamy white chicken chili with cheddar cheese. A hearty meal, perfect for cooler months!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow cooker, Soup
Servings: 8 plus

Ingredients

Chili:

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast uncooked and fully thawed
  • 1 C yellow onion chopped
  • 1 C green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 : 8.75oz can corn drained (roughly 1C)
  • 3 : 15oz cans norhern white beans drained and rinsed well
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp gound white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 C chicken broth
  • 6 oz white cheddar cheese freshly shredded
  • 1 C heavy cream
  • 3 Tb all purpose flour

Toppings:

  • Seasoned tortilla strips
  • Green onions chopped
  • ground black pepper
  • Baguette slices to serve with

Instructions

  • To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add chicken, vegetables, beans, seasonings, bay leaves and broth. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.
  • When the initial cook time is up, remove and discard bay leaves. Remove chicken breasts and shred with forks, set aside. Add cheese to slow cooker, stirring until melted. Combine heavy cream and flour, whisking until smooth. Add heavy cream mixture to slow cooker, stirring gently until combined. Return shredded chicken to slow cooker. Cover and continue cooking for an additional 30-45 minutes or until desired thickness is reached. 
  • Serve warm with seasoned tortilla strips, chopped green onions and a dusting of ground black pepper. Serve with baguette slices on the side. 

Notes

Homemade or store bought seasoned tortilla strips may be used.
Recipe serves roughly 8-12.
Gluten free option: substitute 1 1/2Tb cornstarch for the flour.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Slow cooker creamy white chicken chili with cheddar cheese recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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