Category Archives: Chili

Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

I love chili – all types!!!  I really like white chicken chili!  And, if it can be made in the crock pot then it is a definite winner in my book!!!

This recipe is super easy and delicious!!  I’ve made it 2 different times and both times it has been a meal that we end up scraping all of it out of the crock pot!!!

White Chicken Chili

  • about 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 – 2  T vegetable oil
  • garlic – I did about a spoonful
  • chicken – I always used diced, cooked chicken breast

    this stuff is a lifesaver!
    this stuff is a lifesaver!
  • 1 can Great Northern beans
  • 1 can green chilies
  • jalapeño, if desired – I used some from a can – about 2 spoonfuls
  • 2.5-3 c chicken broth
  • Oregano – I just shook some in about 1-2 t
  • cumin – again I just shook some in
  • salt, to tast
  • sour cream or plain yogurt – about 3 spoonfuls (I always use fat-free of either of these but you can use whatever style you choose!!)
  • shredded cheese, 1.5-2 c
ingredients dry ingredients
 dry ingredients

Saute the onion in the oil until tender.  Because I used my Ninja crock pot, I just did this right in the crock pot (no extra dishes to wash!!).

White Chicken Chili

Add the garlic, chicken, beans, green chills, jalapeño, oregano, cumin, salt and chicken broth.

ready to cook
ready to cook

Cook on low 4-6 hours.  

30 minutes before serving add sour cream or yogurt and cheese.

with yogurt and cheese
with yogurt and cheese

Heat through (about 20-30 minutes).

Serve and enjoy!!


The creaminess of this chili and the tiny bit of heat from the peppers make it the perfect winter dish!!!

Crock Pot Chili

I have been making this chili recipe since before Jordan was born, maybe longer.  (14.5 years ago).  I started with a basic recipe and tweaked it until it was just the way  we liked it!!!

Once, when Jordan was still little & Hunter wasn’t even born, I made a batch of it and there was so much left that I sent a crock pot to work with Chris the next day.  He plugged it in the break room and left it while he went to fly.  Well, he didn’t realize it (for some weird reason???) but they were having a chili cook-off  that day.  He came back from flying and our chili was gone (I’m pretty sure he had some from someone else!!!). Crazy thing??? – I WON!!!  Left-over chili took home the prize!!!

OK…the recipe for Kim’s Crock Pot Chili

  • 2-3 lb lean ground beef (I always use 2 – it is very lean – we buy a 1/2 side, have for years!! – I never even have to drain it after browning!!)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • chili powder, your preference
  • Cayenne pepper, your preference
  • Season salt, your preference
  • 1 can or bottle Tomato juice
  • 2 envelopes chili seasoning
  • 1 can Kidney beans, drained
  • 1 can Pinto beans, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can chopped green chilies
  • salt & pepper to taste, if desired (I never add any)

Brown beef with onions and bell pepper.  (Drain, if necessary.)

beef, bell pepper, onion
beef, bell pepper, onion

In crock pot, mix beans, tomatoes, green chilies, and season packets.

other ingredients
other ingredients

Add meat mixture to beans.  Pour in tomato juice and add the extra spices to taste for your desired level of heat.  Mix well.

all mixed up
all mixed up

Cover.  Cook on high 1-2 hours or low 3-4 hours (or until heated through).

set timer and walk away!
set timer and walk away!

You could change this and make it with ground turkey if you prefer.  You could also drop the meat to 1 pound and add in extra beans and tomatoes.  Just depends on how you like it.

And…. I’m still a Texan even though I like beans in my chili!!!!