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Nothing Warms a Cold Winter Evening Like This Slow Cooker Creamy White Chicken Chili

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We are fully into chili season now, and I have a new favorite recipe I'm excited to be sharing with you today… This creamy white chicken chili is the perfect mix of savory spices and sweet creamy, body-warming goodness. The sweetness of corn contrasts the heat of the green chilies or jalapeno slices… yum!

Anything I can make in a slow cooker is already a win in my opinion. You get one hundred percent homemade goodness without any of the effort. Just put everything in, and let your slow cooker do the rest. Ideal on a cold night - this is an amazing winter meal to warm you to the bones!

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  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 24 ounces chicken broth (low sodium)
  • 2 15-ounce cans great Northern beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 4-ounce cans diced green chiles (I do one hot, one mild)
  • 1 15-ounce can whole kernel corn drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Small handful fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup half and half

For the toppings

  • sliced jalapenos
  • sliced avocados
  • dollop of sour cream
  • minced fresh cilantro
  • tortilla strips
  • shredded Monterey jack or Mexican cheese


Add chicken breasts to bottom of slow cooker, top with salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne pepper.

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Top with diced onion, minced garlic, great Northern beans, green chiles, corn, chicken broth and cilantro. Stir.

Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 3-4 hours.

Remove chicken to large mixing bowl, shred, and then return to slow cooker.

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Add cream cheese and half and half, stir, then cover and cook on HIGH for 15 minutes, or until chili is creamy and slightly thickened.

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Stir well and serve with desired toppings.

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