Slow Cooker Spicy White Chicken Chili

A hearty white chicken chili, with a spicy kick! With the slow cooker doing all of the work, it’s a perfect meal for any night of the week.

Slow Cooker Spicy White Chicken Chili Recipe from

I knew it was coming. The day when I’d finish Veronica Mars and I’d have to become productive in the afternoon again. Someone tell me, did the show just abruptly end? Canceled without the chance to give the characters a good send-off? Because that ending was crap. Sorry to spoil it if you haven’t seen it, just brace for it to not end how you may want it to. I only hope that the movie wraps things up better.

Totally unrelated to my obsession with old shows…

It’s snowing again. Not yet, but soon. And we’re supposedly getting slammed with another foot, or so they’re saying right now. Things could change. And the last storm we were supposed to get 6-8+ or something like that and only got a dusting… so I’m not holding my breath here waiting for it to pile up. I’ll just wait it out and see what happens. We’re used to that around here. Just put up with the snow and deal with whatever shows up. But, I am ready for Spring. We got a tease of things to come over the weekend… nearly 50 degrees. Seriously, that’s a treat in February. Ahh… flowers, wattamelon roll, warmer weather and of course… longer days! It’s already starting and I’m super excited for that.

Slow Cooker Spicy White Chicken Chili Recipe from

So because more snow is coming, and because it’s still very much Winter… here’s another totally comforting slow cooker recipe, perfect for any day of the week. It’s great for lunch or dinner and is truly both easy to put together and tasty. I shared a white chicken chili a while back, but wanted to share an updated, even better version.

An easy slow cooker white chicken chili, loaded with seasoned shredded chicken, veggies, beans and topped off with an essential sprinkling of Monterey Jack cheese and fresh jalapeño slices. This chili offers a nice spicy kick. This is an absolute must make. I know I say that a lot, but it’s true. I wouldn’t share something that isn’t really good.

Slow Cooker Spicy White Chicken Chili Recipe from

Yield: Serves 4-8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Total Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes

Slow Cooker Spicy White Chicken Chili

A hearty white chicken chili, with a spicy kick! With the slow cooker doing all of the work, it's a perfect meal for any night of the week.


1 1/2lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
3/4C green bell pepper, chopped
3/4C yellow onion, chopped
1 Jalapeño, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3: 15oz cans Northern white beans, drained and rinsed
11oz can corn, drained
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/8 tsp cumin
1/8 tsp cayenne, optional
1/2 - 1 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp salt
32oz chicken broth


Add all ingredients to the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours. Remove chicken, shred and return to slow cooker. Divide among bowls. Serve with optional toppings such as cheese, jalapeño slices, sour cream, etc.

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Slow cooker recipes to try:
Slow cooker enchilada soup
Slow cooker New England clam chowder
Slow cooker sausage and poblano chili
Slow cooker chicken parm meatball soup
Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
Slow cooker loaded potato soup
Slow cooker mini meatball minestrone soup
Slow cooker chicken soup

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31 Responses to “Slow Cooker Spicy White Chicken Chili”

  1. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — February 4, 2014 at 6:35 am

    I love white chicken chili! Definitely going to try this one. We made your whole wheat buffalo chicken pizza on Saturday night and LOVED it!

    • Rachel — February 4th, 2014 @ 7:18 am

      Yay! So glad you enjoyed it. I hope you try this and like it just as much :)

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — February 4, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I wish this was cooking away for me right now! Love the heartiness!

    • Rachel — February 4th, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

      Thanks Steph! :)

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — February 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Another slow cooker soup/chili to add to our rotation. This is a must try, Rachel! I prefer my chili on the spicy side too. Perfect.

    • Rachel — February 4th, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

      A spicy kick is always nice :) Thanks Sally!

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    Erin|The Law Student's Wife — February 4, 2014 at 9:57 am

    If it’s not spicy, it’s not chili! Love this hearty soup Rachel, and we NEED it here in WI. Stay warm :)

    • Rachel — February 4th, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

      Thanks Erin. You too! :)

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — February 4, 2014 at 10:48 am

    You know I love a slowcooker meal, and this one looks great! Bookmarking to try soon!

    • Rachel — February 4th, 2014 @ 12:05 pm

      Thanks so much Amy. I hope you like it! :)

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    Jenny — February 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I have a recipe just like this but its not spicy! I add a jar of salsa verde and It’s so delicious (but thinner)

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    Meghan — February 4, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I’m a HUGE VMars fan, and yes it is that unsatisfactory of an ending. The producer and show creator pitched a time jump Season 4 to the network, with Veronica working as an FBI agent, and even created a teaser clip of it to show the powers that were, but it didn’t work. Hopefully the movie does well and we get even more Veronica!

    Also, I’m preparing for the snow in Boston, so chili is definitely on my menu this week as well!

    • Rachel — February 4th, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

      That ending seriously was lacking. Such a bummer but at least we have the movie to look forward to! Stay warm and dry! :)

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    Melissa — February 4, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    This looks SO good! I needed a new slow cooker meal and I love a spicy chili. This will be on next week’s menu (if I can wait that long!)

    • Rachel — February 5th, 2014 @ 8:32 am

      I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! :)

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — February 5, 2014 at 7:40 am

    If I could picture an image definition for the word “cozy” that would be it! And, as always, love the slow cookery!

    • Rachel — February 5th, 2014 @ 8:32 am

      Thanks Taylor!! :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Hope you’re staying warm up there! This would be the perfect soup to warm you up :)

    • Rachel — February 5th, 2014 @ 12:54 pm

      It really would! I should’ve planned ahead ;)

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    What Jessica Baked Next... — February 5, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Yum, this looks like heaven in a bowl. So warming and delicious, can’t wait to try! :)

    • Rachel — February 5th, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

      Thank you! Enjoy :)

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    Cate @ Chez CateyLou — February 5, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I’ve never seen Veronica Mars, but I love binge watching old shows, so I will have to check it out! This chili looks so good! I swear, all I want to eat in winter is soup!! This looks so comforting and delicious.

    • Rachel — February 5th, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

      You really should! It was pretty fun to watch, even if it was only 3 seasons.

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    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent — February 5, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    I bet this chili just pops with flavor. Love any slow cooker meal right now. They are saving me from all this crazy winter weather!

    • Rachel — February 6th, 2014 @ 7:25 am

      Thanks Laura!

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    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — February 6, 2014 at 7:56 am

    We got blasted with snow the past 2 days. I think there is at least 8 inches out there…I stayed inside so I really don’t know. I do know that your chicken chili looks fabulous! I love how chunky and comforting it looks! Bring on the spice!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — February 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I love chili, definitely saving this recipe, it looks so warm and delicious!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — February 19, 2014 at 11:21 am

    Update! Made it, loved it! Thank you for sharing the fab recipe! I can’t seem to get the link to paste here but it’s up on my blog now. =)

    • Rachel — February 19th, 2014 @ 3:27 pm

      So glad you enjoyed it!! :)

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    Mish — November 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    This chili was awesome!! Are we supposed to drain the beans? I did not and it was like soup – just making sure I did it right! Everyone loved it!!

    • Rachel — November 30th, 2014 @ 8:29 am

      They should be rinsed and drained, but that may have been left out of the directions by mistake. Either way it doesn’t change the overall taste of the dish much, just a tiny bit more liquid. So glad you enjoyed it! :)

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