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White Chicken Chili in the Crockpot

Soup and chili season is upon us, and I can’t wait to finally share my FAVORITE cold weather recipe. I have been making this crockpot white chicken chili for the past few years and have yet to find someone who doesn’t love it and ask for the recipe.

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White Chicken Chili

What is white chicken chili? I think everyone has a bit of a different definition for it – but it essentially a chicken soup recipe with beans and a white or broth base of some sort.

As with traditional chili I think everyone has their own special recipe and it is something that can be tweaked and never done ‘wrong’.

I started making this a few years ago when I needed an easy recipe for a bible study I host – my husband isn’t a huge fan of traditional chili so I thought I would try it – and we were hooked.

Over the years I have taken that original recipe and tweaked and changed it to be ‘perfect’ and I feel like it is finally time I write it out instead of trying to explain it each time

White chicken chili with garnishes

Why I love this Recipe

I am all about easy – honestly I tend to be an either ‘easy meals’ kind of cook or a baker. I don’t love to spend hours in the kitchen, and even more I don’t love making a million dishes.

This recipe takes ZERO dishes aside from the crockpot – and I even use the crockpot the night before to bake the corn bread – so it makes for the most mess free meal!

I also love that over time I have found a way to make this crockpot chili recipe please most of my family, and by using rotisserie chicken it is a crockpot recipe that can be added to the crockpot in the afternoon if you want. (mornings can be so hectic with 4 kids).

Recommended Equipment

This recipe is super simple and straight forward, and there is NO reason to go out and buy a new crockpot, but if you are looking for a new one, I am linking mine below.

I personally will be sharing several recipes you can make in that crockpot over the next few months, so if you own it be watching for those.

My Favorite Crockpot

White Chicken Chili in the Crockpot

White chicken chili with garnishes

This creamy crockpot white chicken chili can be thrown together in under 10 minutes in the morning and ready to enjoy that night!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes


  • Block of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Can white Beans
  • 1 Can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can rotel  
  • 1 jar salsa
  • Chicken broth
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken - Large (we get ours from Sam's club, so you might want 2 small ones) 
  • Chili Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Cumin
  • Garlic Powder
  • 1 packet ranch powder
  • Garnish options: Jalapeño, Fritos, Sour Cream, Shredded Pepper Jack or other cheese, Cilantro, and so on


1. In your Crockpot add RINSED black beans and RINSED white beans.
2. Pour in corn with liquid, and rotel with liquid.

3. Add 1/2 to a 1 full jar of salsa - this is preference ( I like 1/2 jar).

4. fill your rotell can 1.5 times with chicken broth and add.

5. Throw in the meat off 1 full rotisserie chicken.

6. Add Spices.

7. Add block of cream cheese

8. put on low for 4 hours + - you wont over cook this so just cook until dinner.

9. Stir before serving and top with garnishes.


This recipe is SO good and such a crowd pleaser. You can adjust the heat level with the Rotell and Salsa you pick.


I will be honest – I am not super technical so I don know exactly how many servings there are in this, but I will say that I think you can easily feed 4 adults and 2 kids with this single recipe.

More people than that and I would likely double the recipe.

On that note – it does freeze very well – so if you are looking for a good freezer meal for a friend or family member this would be a WONDERFUL option.

White Chicken Chili Ingredients:

  • Can of White beans
  • Can of Black Beans
  • Can of Rotel
  • Can of Corn
  • Jar of Salsa
  • Chicken Broth
  • Block of Cream Cheese
  • 1 Packet ranch powder
  • Spices: Cumin, Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder
  • ** Optional Garnishes: Jalapeño, Cilantro, Sour Cream, Fritos

How to Make White Chicken Chili:

This recipe is REALLY fast – like 10 minutes into the crockpot and push start! The recipe calls for you to set the crockpot to low – if you only have a couple hours you can easily set it to high and eat it much faster.

The chicken is cooked, so there is no harm in less cooking time, it is simply less time for the ingredients to come together for flavor.

  1. Pour both cans of beans RINSED in the crockpot
  2. Pour can of corn with liquid in crockpot
  3. Pour can of Rotel in crockpot with liqid
  4. Add 1/2 – full jar of salsa. This is fully preference, but I personally do 1/2.
  5. Fill Rotel can 1.5 times with chicken broth and add.
  6. Add all the chicken from 1 rotisserie chicken
  7. Add spices
  8. Stir it all
  9. Add block of cream cheese on top
  10. Put on the lid, set it to low and leave it to cook.
  11. You let this cook for 4 hours and up – the chicken is cooked so it is up to you.
  12. Stir before serving and add your garnishes to the bowls.

I personally serve mine with cornbread on the side and will be sharing my go to cornbread recipe next week here on the blog so keep a lookout for that.

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  • Reply
    January 21, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Can’t wait to make it tonight! How big is a can of Rotel? At my store there were big and small ones. Thank you.

    • Reply
      January 21, 2021 at 8:38 pm

      Hi Elizabeth,

      I normally do a smaller one but I will be honest – it won’t ruin it if you have more or less 🙂

  • Reply
    Erin L.
    November 11, 2021 at 11:31 am

    I made it this week, so delish! I will be adding this one regularly to our weekly menu!

    • Reply
      November 11, 2021 at 1:08 pm

      I am so glad you loved it, Erin!

  • Reply
    Rachel Monroe
    November 11, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    This was so good! What measurements of the spices do you typically use? I did 1 tsp of each because I wasn’t sure. Thanks!

    • Reply
      November 15, 2021 at 10:01 am

      Hi Rachel, I do about that! I am sort of an eyeball person. I love hearing that you liked it!

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