This delicious chili is easy to make and very flavorful. It's perfect when you don't want to heat up your kitchen in the summer or you need a favorful chili to take the edge off on a cold winter day. It uses lots of canned pantry ingredients.
The bonus is everyone can add their own toppings, customizing to their own tastes. If you have picky eaters, this is a great recipe.
Looking for another Mexican flavor recipe made in a slow cooker? Try this recipe for shredded chicken tacos. Yum!
Why I love making this
As mentioned above, it's great to let people choose their own topping so it's helpful when you have those picky eaters.
A friend and I used to host a subdivision lunch and this was my go to recipe. It was nice to have a variation from a traditional chili. This is also great anytime you host a group event like a sport watching party (Sunday football in Wisconsin!), or just want a easy, no fuss meal to serve a group.
2 cooked and roughly cubed chicken breasts (about 1-inch cubes)
3 Tbs vegetable oil
½ medium sized onion, finely chopped
4 oz canned green chilies, chopped (I added one can but I know some people add two)
1 Tbs minced garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 can chicken soup broth 15 oz
2 cups milk
1 15.8 oz garbanzo beans (aka. chickpeas), drained
1 15.8 oz great northern beans, drained
1 11 oz can corn, drained
Your choice of toppings: Cheddar cheese, Monterey cheese, avocado, cilantro, and nacho chips on the side.
If you don't have all the seasonings, just use a little more of what you have. For example, if you don't have the cumin (or it's not a family favorite) just add a little more oregano and chili powder.
As for the beans, any white canned bean will work as a substitute.
Use cooked chicken from a rotisserie chicken. It saves a lot of time and effort when making this.
Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan.
Cook onions until translucent in a saucepan.
Add chopped green chilies and garlic. Cook another minute.
Into crock pot, add chicken broth, onions, green chilies, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt.
Add cubed chicken, all beans and corn.
After about 4 hours on high, the chicken cubes fall apart when you stir (it will look like shredded chicken).
Add 2 cups milk about ½ hour prior to serving.
Serve with optional toppings. We enjoy red onions, shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro and sour cream.
Yum! Some folks also added corn chips (nacho chips) on top. And, the next day when I was eating some leftover chicken chili, I added some fresh avocado. Worked great with it!
Use disposable bowls, plates, and cutlery if serving a crowd. It will let you have more time to enjoy the company of your guests!
Just substitute the cumin with extra chili powder. It will be delicious!
No. Just substitute any other white beans to keep the color looking white.
Easy white chicken chili
- 2 chicken breasts cooked - use rotisserie chicken to make it easier.
- 3 tbs vegetable oil
- ½ medium onion chopped
- 4 oz canned green chilies chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 can chicken broth 15 oz
- 2 cups milk I use 2%
- 1 ½ inch cooked roughly cubed chicken breasts (about 1cubes)
- 1 can can garbonzo beans 15.8 oz drained, aka. chick peas
- 1 can can great northern beans 15.5 oz drained
- 1 can corn 11 oz drained
- Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan.
- Cook onions until translucent.
- Add chopped green chilies and garlic.
- In large slow cooker, add chicken broth, onions, green chilies, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder and salt.
- Add cubed chicken, all beans and corn.
- Cook on low in slow cooker (it will look like shredded chicken).
- Add 2 cups milk and gently heat for about 10-15 minutes prior to serving.
- Serve with optional toppings.
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Summer Len Davis
The rotisserie chicken trick is genius! I live in a new city and I don't know enough people yet to invite people over. The neighborhood that we moved to is . . . strange, and everyone keeps to themselves. This has inspired me to do something similar as I meet people, though. it sounds like a fun time! I love your fresh flowers tip as well, the Mason jar vase is beautiful! #client
Yes, I love using rotisserie chicken as a shortcut! Hopefully, in the summer your neighborhood becomes more friendly. I find we all hibernate in the winter, in my part of the world!
Sounds like a lot of fun. Love your rotisserie trick and adding corn to the recipe.