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.
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.
- 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
- 1/2 to 1 onion chopped
- 1/4 cup Salsa Verde (in the Hispanic aisle)
- Seasoning: garlic salt, Cumin, and pepper
- Monterrey jack to top (optional)
- Toss everything in the crockpot.
- I just toss in some seasonings -no measuring required. Go heavy on the cumin and light on the garlic salt.
- Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.
- Top with Monterrey Jack Cheese! You can also serve with tortilla ships or top with cliantro! YUM!
- 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.
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!