How To Make White Chili Chicken (One of the Best Recipes You’ll Ever Make!)

Are you looking for a warm and delicious dinner for when you’re in a hurry? Look no further! This easy, super delicious four-ingredient white bean chili chicken in a slow cooker is one of the BEST chicken dishes you’ll ever put in your mouth.  With only four ingredients, you will definitely want to add this to the meal rotation!

This dish is so simple but so delicious. It is also packed with protein to keep you full. After a cold winter day, your family will love this warm meal for dinner and you will love just how easy it is to make.

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This white bean chili chicken is literally my favorite recipe find for 2019!

Four ingredients. That’s right. FOUR. (Salt & pepper & olive oil spray are givens and never count; I use them for everything)

This dish is perfect in every way. 

Healthy. Low carb. High protein. 

And it takes 5 minutes to prep (at most). And 4-6 hours to slow cook. That’s. It.

Look at the beautiful bowls my sweet friends Marie and Christine Marino made with this yummy white bean chili chicken….


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Ingredients for White Chili Chicken


Boneless skinless chicken breasts

Boneless, skinless breasts are perfect for this recipe. I buy these every Tuesday at The Fresh Market here in Birmingham. If you buy large ones, simply cut them into smaller pieces that are uniform in size.

Canned White Beans

Canned white beans work beautifully for this dish. Cannellini (aka white kidney beans) or Northern beans are great. You can use one or two cans, depending on your preference. Drain the beans, but do not rinse

White Chili Seasoning Mix

In the grocery aisle where spices and mixes are found, you’ll find packets of chili mix, gravy mix, etc. The chili seasoning you want for this dish is WHITE CHILI mix. It may take a minute to find it (I had to look hard), but it should be there. McCormick makes it; that’s the brand I buy. You might also find a store brand (I think Publix has one) ~that’s fine, too.

Jarred Pepperoncini Peppers and Juice

This dish uses pepperoncini peppers, which I always keep in my pantry (unopened) or fridge (once opened). I use them in my Mississippi roast and in this dish. You’ll use half a jar for each dish unless you just want tons of peppers (or you double the chicken).  You’ll use the peppers and the juice. They give the dish a piquant tang that is fabulous.

Because I always use kosher salt, black pepper, and EVOO spray on my meat, I don’t count them as ingredients in this dish. But I do spray my breasts and season them with s & p before adding the other ingredients.

My Favorite Slow Cooker

You may use any slow cooker for this recipe, but I have a hands-down favorite~this stainless casserole crock pot. I use this for most of my slow cooker recipes like spaghetti sauce, this chili recipe, or smaller size recipes that don’t require a deep 6-quart slow cooker. In the main recipe photo for this post, the chicken is made in a regular slow cooker. In the videos, I am using a casserole crock pot.

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White Bean Chili Chicken Nachos

Can you freeze white chicken chili?

Absolutely! Just like any other chili dish you can pop this chicken white chili in the freezer if you are going to wait a little while to eat it. If you are going to store this dish I recommend making sure it is in an airtight container. You can store it in the fridge for a few days, but if it’s any longer than that then you should make sure to freeze it. But since this dish is so delicious, I expect you won’t have many, if any, leftovers to store!

What goes well with white chicken chili?

A lot of things go super well with white chicken chili that you can serve in tandem. You can always serve some crackers, sliced bread, baked potatoes, or serve with veggies on the side. It is so yummy to have something to scoop this delicious chili on. The possibilities are endless! If you aren’t feeling a side, this dish is also perfectly yummy on its own.

What are good toppings with white chicken chili?

You can add your favorite chili toppings to this white chicken chili. For example, I like to add some shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream as my chili toppings. However, you can add whatever chili toppings you want to this dish. Regardless of toppings, it will be SO delicious and you will have to add it to your meal rotation.

See how easy it is to make!

And get some tips along the way, in this video:


I promise you, this dish will NOT disappoint. It is one of the easiest, best things you’ll ever make. Trust me on this one. Make it, enjoy the raves from family, and then leave a comment in this post to share your thoughts!!! I try to reply quickly to everyone who posts.

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Let me know how you enjoy this fabulous dish in the comments below. As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!!!

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Easy White Bean Chili Chicken in a Slow Cooker

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

Easy & yummy chicken with pepperoncinis, white beans, and white taco seasoning.


  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 cans white beans (Cannellini or Northern)
  • 1 packet white chili seasoning mix
  • 1/2 jar pepperoncini peppers
  • 1/2 cup juice from pepperoncini peppers


  1. Cut chicken into small uniform pieces.
  2. Spray chicken with EVOO spray; add salt & pepper to taste.
  3. Drain beans (do not rinse).
  4. Sprinkle beans over chicken.
  5. Sprinkle seasoning mix over beans and chicken.
  6. Pour juice and pepperoncini peppers over all.
  7. Cook on low 5-6 hours our until chicken is fork tender.
  8. Serve in fresh bowls with rice or tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro and other toppings.


You can eat the peppers or discard them. Be sure to add the 1/2 cup of juice from the pepperoncini peppers.

These make delicious, hearty bowls! You can use rice, tortilla chips, pico de gallo, diced onion, fresh cilantro, corn, sour cream, lettuce....anything you like.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 183Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 38mgSodium 255mgCarbohydrates 21gNet Carbohydrates 16gFiber 5gSugar 3gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 21g

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  1. Hi Jamie! I’ve not tried it this way but see no reason why it shouldn’t work. You might google oven temps for slow cooker substituions. I am thinking maybe 250 F ? Covered the whole time~maybe 3 hours? Just make sure chicken is at 165 degrees F when done cooking. I’d also leave it covered after cooking for an hour or two for it to “rest.” Let us hear back what you do and how it turn out!!! XoXo

  2. Hi Jamie!

    I have all the ingredients and can’t wait to make this! Question, have you ever made it in a dutch oven and put put in the oven to slow cook?

    Jamie W.

  3. Hi Kristen! The nutrition calculator on my blog didn’t calculate it, but I came up with 16 (total carbs minus fiber). I edited the recipe accordingly:-) Hope this helps!! Xo

  4. Jamie – How did you calculate the net carbs as being zero? I would love to add this in to our dinner rotation.

  5. Terri, I love your innovative tweak to the recipe. I am always 100% on board for buying easily accessible, pre-made, fresh ingredients when available. I so appreciate your sharing this tip with us. So glad you enjoy the blog and are willing to share. Blessings to you!! XoXo

  6. I did not smoke the chicken, but picked them up at Roberts Market, a local grocery, that has fresh, smoked meats available daily. I’m learning from you-use great ingredients that are easily accessible! Unfortunately, I didn’t take a pic of the actual chili bowl.
    Keep those great ideas coming, I enjoy your posts!

  7. Terri, oh my goodness!! That is amazing!!!! I am SOOOOO thrilled to hear this!!! If you have any pics of your winning dish, email them to! And I love the smoked chicken idea. Did you smoke the breasts and then add them to the slow cooker cooked?

  8. I made your Easy White Bean Chicken Chili, took it last night to a Tailgate Chili Cookoff In Baton Rouge and won First Prize!! Out of eleven delicious entries, yours was voted best. I cooked it as written but used smoked chicken breasts, added a squeeze of lime juice and a bit of cayenne for heat. Thank you, Jamie! It was a win/win night!

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