Crockpot white chicken chili

Crockpot white chicken chiliI love my crockpot. Throw everything in, run away, and several hours later … heaven. And what’s better during the cold winter months than a slightly spicy chili to warm your bones? How about a slightly spicy chili made in the crockpot, so you’re not slaving over the stove for hours trying to ensure the perfect flavor?

Here’s a recipe for a white chicken chili with a glorious creaminess thanks to a thickened sour cream sauce added to the chili for the last hour of cooking.


3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1½ teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
A dash of cayenne pepper
14.5-ounce can low-sodium chicken broth
4.5-ounce can chopped green chiles
15-ounce can white corn, drained
2 15.5-ounce cans white beans, drained (I use Great Northern beans)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
¼ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup sour cream

Crockpot white chicken chiliDirections:

  1. Place chicken on the bottom of a crockpot.
  2. Add the chili powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chicken broth, green chiles, corn, and white beans. Cook on low for 6-7 hours.
  3. About an hour before serving, melt the butter over medium-high heat in a small saucepan. Whisk in the flour, and allow the mixture to bubble and brown a bit. After a few minutes, slowly whisk in the milk.
  4. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 4-5 minutes, whisking frequently until it is slightly thickened. Add salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the sauce into the crockpot and mix to combine. Add the sour cream and continue to mix.
  6. If the chicken has not already shredded when stirring, take out the large pieces and shred them with two forks. Return the chicken to the crockpot.
  7. Let the chicken chili cook on low one more hour.

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