White Chicken Chili

This easy-to-make Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is perfect for a big gathering, for a make-ahead freezer meal, or for meal prep! With chicken breasts, beans, and peppers, it is comfort food, lightened-up. It’s made easily in the slow cooker or Instant Pot and easily customizable by adding on all your favorite toppings. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Yield 4-6
Cuisine Tex Mex
Cook Time 6 hours
Recipe Type: Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Author: [get-the-author]


Serve with

  •  Non-GMO Tortilla Chips
  •  Plantain Chips
  •  Extra Cilantro
  •  Sliced avocado
  •  Diced scallions
  •  Chopped white onion
  •  Additional jalapeño slices
  •  Lime wedges
  • Shredded cheddar


Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients into your slow cooker except for the lime juice
  2. Give one good mix to combine spices into the broth
  3. Set it on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours
  4. Once done, use two forks to shred chicken, and add in lime juice
  5. Mix to combine
  6. If serving for the game, let the soup stay warm in the slow-cooker
  7. Garnish and serve!

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot. Set the pressure valve to sealing. Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes with a natural release of at least 10 minutes. Once opened, shred the chicken with two forks.
  2. Garnish as desired.

Recipe Notes

  1. Want to make it in on the stove? Follow the same instructions, but simmer the soup in a stockpot over low heat for about an hour, until the chicken easily shreds apart.
  2. Recipe was originally published in 2015 and republished with new photos and additional instructions in 2020.


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