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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: 30 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 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 to 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen gold and white corn
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon 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 equals 336 calories, 15 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 772 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 24 g protein.


  1. In a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 15 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until heated though, stirring once. Serve with salsa verde and cilantro if desired. Yield: 12 servings (1 cup each).
Originally published as White Chili in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p49

Nutritional Facts

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

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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!"

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."

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!"

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."

Reviewed May. 9, 2014

"This was a great and super simple recipe! Check out my full review:"

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