Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe

How to make white chicken chili in the crockpot

Crockpot White chicken chili is by far one of my family’s favorite soup recipes. It was super popular when I posted it on Coupon Closet, so I took WAY better pictures and wanted to share it for you. Even my kids LOVE this crockpot white chicken chili recipe because the beans practically disappear with the chicken.

crockpot white chicken chili

Now, if you have kids who don’t like beans, smash them up before you put them in the crockpot. They won’t even know they are in there. Plus they will still get the extra nutrients from the beans. Win win!

Now in this recipe you need to canned beans. However, we like to make our own canned beans. We cook them from scratch in the crockpot and then freeze them. Our family actually prefers the texture of homemade beans than canned beans. They are a bit softer.

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Crockpot White Chicken Chili Recipe
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast (use 3 if they are really small) -frozen
  • 2 Cans of white beans (I used great northern beans) -I like to use my homemade beans from the freezer
  • 1 can or two cups of water
  • ½ to 1 onion chopped
  • ¼ cup Salsa Verde (in the Hispanic aisle)
  • Seasoning: garlic salt, Cumin, and pepper
  • Monterrey jack to top (optional)
  1. Toss everything in the crockpot.
  2. I just toss in some seasonings -no measuring required. Go heavy on the cumin and light on the garlic salt.
  3. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Top with Monterrey Jack Cheese! You can also serve with tortilla ships or top with cliantro! YUM!
  5. Variation idea: I have occasionally tossed in a can of diced tomatoes for a slightly different flavor (just as yummy!)

The Salsa Verde gives this soup a fabulous flavor!

It is not spicy at all so this crockpot white chicken chili is very kid friendly. The best part about this recipe is is it VERY frugal friendly. I bought Salsa verde without a coupon for $2. It will last me at least 5 or 6 meals. If you make the beans yourself (like I do), this meal will be even cheaper.

It is so easy to make white chicken chili in the crcokpot. It is frugal, fast, and fabulous!

Freezer idea:

You could easily place all the ingredients in a freezer bag and toss in the freezer. Then just dump the ingredients still frozen into the crockpot. Talk about an easy dinner! If you used the entire jar of Salsa, you could make 5 to 6 dinners in a matter of a few minutes for your freezer. Then you are set for a day when you are simply too tired to cook!

OR… you can freeze the extra left over soup into individual lunches for a quick and warm lunch. I do this all the time!

How much does this cost?

Less than $3 to make!

The beans cost me $.50 for 2 cans, because I make my own. The onion is less than a quarter.
The chicken breasts are about $2 for them both. Woohoo! Dinner on the table for under $5 – that is the way we like to cook!


  1. Carol says:

    I made this a couple of nights ago and it was a hit with my kids who don’t do spicy. I have one who doesn’t like beans, so I made two batches (one with beans and one without) and they were both great! I keep Salsa Verde in my pantry, and it was a great (and easy) ingredient. I;m guessing you include chicken broth also?

  2. vickie says:

    This sounds so good! I love how you give the cost of making it. We have Turkey leftover so I think I’ll try it with that.

  3. This looks yummy! I’m always looking for cheap, easy meals to make in the crockpot. Thanks for sharing!

  4. This sounds like a great recipe to have tonight!! Would love for you to come over and share at my link party

  5. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much – I think turkey would be wonderful too!

  6. Carrie says:

    You will love this recipe then.

  7. Carrie says:

    I just checked it out. Thanks so much!

  8. Can’t wait to try this white chicken chili, especially because of the crockpot component. Saw this at the All Things Thursday Blog Hop, and I just pinned it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Carrie says:

    Thanks so much!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your Crockpot White Chicken Chili looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

  11. Sarah MSM says:

    This is similar to the white chicken chili recipe that we make… great for a cold rainy day like we are experiencing today!

    Thanks for linking up with us at our Weekend Wind-Down Party!

  12. I have been thinking about making Slow Cooked white chicken chili – thanks for sharing this recipe with us at the #WWDParty, I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.


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