White Bean Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Here’s a quick and easy weeknight meal that your family will love. Loaded with protein and fiber, this dish is sure to fill you up, and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare. Feel free to swap the chicken for tofu for a vegetarian option and pair with a piece of cornbread or tortilla chips if desired.


1 tablespoon olive oil

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 jalapeño, minced

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 garlic clove, minced

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 1/4 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 cup frozen corn kernels (no need to thaw)

2 (15-ounce) cans white beans (such as Great Northern or cannellini), drained and rinsed

1 3/4 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth

1/4 cup Greek yogurt

Optional toppings:

Chopped cilantro, sour cream, grated Monterey Jack cheese, diced avocado, and/or green onions


  1. In a medium soup pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and jalapeño and cook, stirring, until the onion has softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until it is lightly browned on the outside and no longer pink on the inside (add more olive oil if the pot starts to dry out), 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Toss the minced garlic and spices into the pot and turn a few times to coat the chicken evenly. Add the corn, beans, and chicken broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, about 20 minutes.
  4. Break up some of the beans with the back of a wooden spoon to help thicken the chili. Stir in the yogurt, garnish with the desired toppings, and serve!