Chicken Chili Recipes

Hot and spicy, mild and cheesy, white or red--we've got dozens of 5-star chicken chili recipes for stove or crock pot.

Staff Picks

Chile Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated
When I need a healthy, easy dinner for the family, I get out my slow cooker and make this chili. Chicken, cannellini beans, and salsa verde make this a delicious and somewhat spicy dish. Serve with shredded cheese and tortilla chips.

Kelly's Chili

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This is the best chili recipe ever! My friend Kelly taught me how to make it, hence the name. My younger brother loves this recipe so much he makes me make it every two weeks.

Grandma's Chicken and Black Bean Chili

Rating: Unrated
This is my grandmother's recipe for chili and the only one I make for my family now since we all love it so much. This recipe is great after it has sat overnight in the fridge as well. The flavors blend nicely over time. Garnish with shredded cheese or other ingredients to you're liking.

Instant Pot® Yardbird Chili with White Beans

Rating: Unrated
White chicken chili using dry great northern beans cooked in a multi-functional pressure cooker. You can make this ahead of time using the pressure-cook mode and then switch over to slow-cooker mode.

Chicken and Two Bean Chili

Rating: Unrated
An awesome change from the traditional beef chili! I made this for my husband for the first time and he went back for seconds!

Keto White Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated
This is a keto version of the white chicken chili recipe made popular by Karen Celia Fox (she adapted it from The Kitchen for Exploring Foods caterers in Pasadena, California. The original recipe is fantastic!). The end result is a thick, creamy chili with chunks of sauteed and pulled chicken. Great for those cold winter nights! Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight for better flavor.

Almost White Slow-Cooker Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated
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!

Best White Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated
Change things up this winter by making chili with chicken instead of beef. For a milder version, you can substitute a green bell pepper for the jalapenos. Garnish with cheese and cilantro if desired.

Creamy White Chicken Chili with Salsa Verde

Rating: Unrated
You will enjoy everything to do with this white chicken chili made with salsa verde. It tingles the nostrils, warms the tongue, and causes taste bud euphoria. Serve with sour cream and shredded pepper Jack cheese.

Carol's Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated
Chicken breast, onion, chile peppers and beans make for great white chili sustenance! Here is a good recipe for those cold nights. Serve with some crusty French bread and a salad. Season to your own taste (some might like it spicier.)

Chef John's Green Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated
Make this easier version of chili verde using chicken and a tomatillo-based green salsa instead of roasting and pureeing fresh tomatillos. Note that this is a green chili made with chicken and not a chili made with green chicken. Sorry if this disappoints anyone. You can serve it with sour cream, avocado, cilantro, and corn tortillas or corn bread.

Picante Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated
A delicious low-fat chili with a kick! We make it every year for our Halloween block party. You can adjust any of the flavors to your liking and it always turns out fantastic. Top with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. Great when made ahead to let the flavors meld. Freezes well too!

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken and Chorizo Chili

Rating: Unrated
"This chili recipe is so delicious! I have a very picky family that likes simple dishes. This was their first time trying chili and the entire pot was gone." – WillsWifey

Cha Cha's White Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated
"They aren't joking about the recipe being spicy!" – Matt

Michelle's Blonde Chicken Chili

Rating: Unrated

People who have tasted this thick mix of beans, spices and chicken say: 'So good it'll make you perky and stupid!' I've placed in my workplace's annual Halloween chili cook-off for the last three years. Looks strange -- tastes great! Serve with shredded Monterey Jack cheese and warm flour tortillas.