Almost White Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili


While not a 'true' white chili, due to the addition of salsa and tomato puree, it's still an easy and delicious meal to throw into the slow cooker and have dinner waiting for you! Stirring cheese directly into the chili adds creaminess and tons of extra flavor, too!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 45 mins
8 servings


  • 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 2 cups water, or as needed

  • 1 (15.8 ounce) can great northern beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (12 ounce) jar medium salsa

  • 1 cup tomato puree

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon molasses

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 bay leaves

  • salt to taste

  • 4 ounces pepper jack cheese, cubed

  • 4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • ¼ cup sour cream, or to taste


  1. Combine chicken, chicken broth, water, beans, salsa, tomato puree, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, molasses, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, bay leaves, and salt in a 6-quart slow cooker. Stir gently to combine. Cover and cook on Low until chicken is falling apart, 4 to 6 hours.

  2. Remove chicken from slow cooker, shred, and return to the cooker. Stir in pepper jack cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and bell pepper. Cover and cook until bell pepper is softened and cheeses have completely melted into the chili, 30 to 45 minutes more.

  3. Adjust salt, black pepper, and chili powder to taste. Remove bay leaves. Serve warm, topped with sour cream and extra cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

365 Calories
14g Fat
23g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 365
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1212mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 19mg 96%
Calcium 269mg 21%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 774mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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