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Creamy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

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  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 16 1x


The best creamy slow cooker white chicken chili on the block. This recipe is super easy to make, cooks by itself, and is a chili cook-off winner!


  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken (breast or thighs work great)
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 can butter beans (14 ounce), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans great Northern beans (14 ounce), drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn (or 2 cups frozen), drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans diced green chilis
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 ounces), at room temperature
  • additional salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large slow cooker, place the chicken, diced onion, beans, corn, green chilis, seasonings, and chicken broth. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or on low for 6-7 hours or until the chicken is tender and shreds easily with a fork.
  • When the chicken is cooked through and tender, remove it from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return shredded chicken to the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Cut the cream cheese into 1 inch cubes and add them to the slow cooker. Stir to combine until the cream cheese melts.
  • Adjust the seasonings to taste, adding more salt, pepper, and cumin as needed.
  • Serve warm right away and store leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


  • You can add a half cup of chopped cilantro when you add the cream cheese if you’d like – it’s great in it.
  • We LOVE butter beans (they are super big and creamy), but if you can’t find them, just add another can of great northern beans.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American