Slow-Cooked White Bean Chili Recipe
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Slow-Cooked White Bean Chili Recipe

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My friend Caroline Gray and I came up with this delicious slow-cooked chicken chili. It's unusual because it calls for Alfredo sauce. —Cindi Mitchell, St. Marys, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 jar (15 ounces) Alfredo sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen gold and white corn (about 8 ounces), thawed
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 to 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons white pepper
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • Salsa verde and chopped fresh cilantro, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 336 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 772mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 7g fiber), 24g protein.


  1. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients except salsa and cilantro. Cook, covered, on low until vegetables are tender and flavors are blended, 3-4 hours, stirring once. If desired, serve with salsa and cilantro. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as White Chili in Taste of Home April/May 2010 , p49

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 265443
Reviewed May. 2, 2017

"Made this for lunch today and it is the best white chili I have ever tried. The alfredo sauce and sour cream give it a wonderful tasting creaminess! I will definately be making this again!"

bonnieshelhorse User ID: 8778979 244286
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2016

"I used Costco rotisserie chicken and Monterey jack with jalapeno pepper and then red pepper flakes--a bit hot, but wonderful at the same time!!"

Feen User ID: 1925557 237389
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

"Delicious. Loved it! Skipped the chilis and threw in a handful of shredded carrot. Next time may sub some of the beans with a different type of bean just for some variety."

peacharmadillo User ID: 3329993 236185
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"Yumm. Eaten it time and time again."

[email protected] User ID: 8039944 214087
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Great recipe! I initially made a mistake...didn't read the canned bean part for some reason...and used uncooked beans instead. I realized my mistake so I left the cheese and sour cream out and cooked everything else for 4 hours on high. The cheese and sour cream went in for another 30 minutes on high after that and it came out very tasty! No leftovers on this one!"

danadeal User ID: 1863199 108216
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

"My daughter's favorite chili. I make it over the stove instead of the slow cooker. I cut down on the cayenne pepper since it seemed too spicy."

Stroupe User ID: 6874285 172533
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"WONDERFUL! I read all of the reviews, so I did some of the suggestions put out here...First let me tell you...I won First Place in a chili cookoff and I was the only one with a white bean chili!! Ok, I used grilled chicken( Tyson's if you don't have any available in your freezer) I did double the recipe but not the broth, sour cream or alfredo sauce.. 1 can of chopped chilis and no cayenne pepper. I used McKennzies frozen tube corn, 1 sweet white, 1 sweet yellow cream style. And I used 1/2 of cup more of both kinds of cheese. I also sauteed the onion, yellow pepper and garlic until tender in just a little bit of olive oil. Added it all together in the crock pot as instructed and you got a FIRST PLACE WHITE chicken chili!"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 177174
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2014

"Delicious! The only thing I changed was to reduce the amount of red pepper and add some garlic salt to taste."

susaneclark User ID: 2962418 118720
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

"I won the chili cook-off at work in the "medium hot" category with this chili! We love it and make it several times throughout the fall and winter months in Oregon."

jeanette4142 User ID: 4059473 211698
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

"This chili was fantastic, I took it to a church luncheon and it was a big hit. My crockpot was almost empty. Didn't change a thing, it was delicious. Will definitely make again!!!"

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