The Best Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

My original motivation for creating this Crock Pot chicken chili recipe is for my dad. He loves chili, but the tomatoes are too acidic. Too much of a tomato-based sauce gives him, and many people, heartburn. So I’ve create a white chicken chili that is truly satisfying on those chilly fall and winter afternoons, but is easy on the digestion.

Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

Even better, it can be made in a slow cooker — just combine all the ingredients and turn it on. Six hours later, and you have a savory, tasty white chicken chili.

Want more like this? Subscribe to email updates AND get a free printable meal planner!

The Best Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs – I prefer using the darker thighs because they have a little more fat = more taste
  • 7 cups chicken stock (I use homemade chicken stock)
  • 1 leek, sliced thinly
  • 1 bell pepper, diced (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 14.5 oz can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained (why rinsed? Because rinsing gets rid of the raffinose — the sugar that makes beans “the musical fruit.” Less raffinose = more people want to be around you)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro


1. Add the whole chicken thighs, chicken stock, leeks, peppers, and garlic to a slow cooker. Cook on low 6 hours, until chicken is pull-apart tender.

2. Take JUST the chicken thighs out of the slow cooker. I use a slotted spoon to remove the thighs and put them in a shallow bowl. Using two forks, pull the chicken apart so it is all shredded, then add it back to the slow cooker.

White Chicken Chili

3. Add the cannellini beans, corn, salt & pepper, and cilantro to the slow cooker. Cook on low an additional 30-60 minutes and serve.

4. Can garnish with lime zest and cilantro leaves. A dollop of sour cream would be pretty delicious, too.

Crock Pot Chicken Chili Recipe

Note: I get my produce from Wickham Farms. You can Learn more about Wickham Farms here and check out all my favorite CSA-friendly recipes.


Wondering what to do with all that fresh produce? Here are some resources that may help:

8 Ways to Use CSA Veggies.

CSA Recipe Pinterest Board 

Wickham Farms CSA Pinterest Board

Pin It
This post may contain affiliate links, which help support this site.


  1. How many servings is this? Would it be good to double or triple with a big crockpot?

  2. Sounds yummy! I’ve never tried it but I think I will soon!

  3. That looks delicious!

  4. Wow this sounds delicious esp with the cold weather we’re having. Chicken Chili would hit the spot!


  1. […] White Chicken Chili from Mindfully Frugal Mom […]

  2. […] The Best White Chicken Chili […]

  3. […] The Best Crock Pot White Chicken Chili Recipe […]

  4. […] The Best White Chicken Chili […]

  5. […] The Best Crock Pot Chicken Chili […]