This Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili recipe is sure to hit the spot on a cold day!
The last few weeks here have been super cold. I mean — in the 30’s cold. I know people in snowstorms or in Canada are laughing right now but for Southern CA, that’s freezing! I actually love the cold because it’s sweater and boot weather. Oh and soup weather too.
It doesn’t take much to make this one and it’s the perfect chili for a chilly day. (see what I did there?) In the last couple of weeks I revamped my eating habits and this one made the list. I didn’t add the extras – tortilla strips, sour cream or extra cheese. Of course the rest of my family loves those so I gave that as an option to them. A better idea to add in some extra stuff than to make 2 different meals, right?
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White Chicken Chili Recipe
Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (uncooked)
- 16 oz diced no salt added tomatoes fire roasted or regular (fresh can be used instead)
- 64 oz Great Northern beans drained
- 4 oz fire roasted green chiles
- 1 c diced white onions (approx 2)
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tbsp EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
- ¼ c chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 ½ c low sodium chicken stock
- 1 c cheddar cheese (Mexican can be used), grated
- In a small saucepan, saute onions and garlic in EVOO on medium heat until the onions are translucent.
- Place chicken in slow cooker and pour tomatoes, beans, chiles and spices over the top.
- Add garlic and onion to slow cooker with 1 ½ c chicken stock and stir.
- Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
- An hour before serving add cheese and stir.
- tortilla strips
- sour cream or plain greek yogurt
- additional cheese
I bought most of the ingredients at Trader Joe’s and they were the most stripped down versions I could find- whole tomatoes without added extras, low sodium, organic chicken broth, good chicken, etc. While you don’t have to go that route, there is that option if you want to make it as healthy as possible.
Weight Watchers Chili
The awesome thing about this recipe is that it can be used as a Weight Watchers recipe (one of the things I love about Weight Watchers is that I can take any recipe that I love and use it while on the program!). It is only 4 Smart Points per serving and if you didn’t add the cheese, it’d be zero!! This recipe definitely fills you up but is low in points.