The slow cooker works well melding the flavors of leftover chicken, beans, fresh herbs and seasonings for a simple white chicken chili.
  • Makes: 6 servings
  • Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-8 hours
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Nutrition Highlights: Slash the sodium up to 45% in the beans by draining and rinsing thoroughly before using.

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  • Recipe From: Illinois Partners


  1. In a large, heavy frying pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon canola oil and the chicken. Brown chicken slightly to bring out the flavor. Add the onion, 1 teaspoon salt, several grinds of pepper and sauté until the onion is soft. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin and cayenne to taste, and stir together for 2 to 3 minutes to release the flavors.
  2. Transfer contents to the slow cooker. Add the chicken stock, beans and bay leaf. Turn slow cooker on high and let cook for 6 to 8 hours.
  3. Discard bay leaves. Ladle the chili into bowls. Top each serving with a dollop of sour cream and garnish with green onions and cilantro.

Tips & Notes

Use the leftovers from our Slow Cooker Roast Chicken recipe to make this chili, or buy pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from your grocery store to save time.



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