White Chicken Chili (crock pot)

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Transport yourself to a Tex-Mex haven with this creamy white chicken chili. The rich, velvety broth is punctuated by the sharp tang of mild salsa verde and diced jalapeños while tender shreds of chicken breast and diced vegetables add a comforting heartiness to every spoonful. Top it off with fresh avocado, juicy tomatoes, and sharp cheese for the ultimate comfort food experience. 

The Best Creamy White Chicken Chili! (easy crockpot meal)

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    What can I expect? 

    No laboring over a hot stove for this recipe. Made in the crockpot, this white chicken chili requires just 5 minutes of prep time.

    The key to creating restaurant-worthy flavor is by adding a kick of spice. Mild salsa verde, diced green chilis, jalapeños, hot sauce, and pepperjack cheese all enhance the dish’s level of heat. However, unlike pre-made chili recipes, the amount of each ingredient can easily be manipulated to suit your preferences. 

    Prefer things more on the mild side? No worries! Simply reduce the number of jalapeños, leave out the hot sauce, and use all Cheddar cheese. Or, mix and match the ingredients until your desired flavor has been achieved! 

    Then, sprinkle your favorite garnishes including avocado, tomato, and extra cheese on top. No matter how you serve this healthy, high-protein recipe, it’s guaranteed to become a staple in your meal prep routine. 

    Is White Chicken Chili Healthy? 

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      Let’s look at the main ingredients: 

      • Chicken breast
      • Bell pepper
      • Onion
      • Green chilis
      • Salsa verde
      • Cheese
      • Heavy whipping cream
      • Cream cheese
      • Sour cream

      Green chilis, onion, bell pepper, and chicken are natural, nutritious food sources. Each has its own list of health benefits. When combined, they add vitamins, nutrients, flavor, and protein to any dish. 

      But what about the cheese, heavy whipping cream, cream cheese, and sour cream? Is dairy healthy?

      Here’s what we know. Dairy is full of vitamins, minerals, protein, and natural fat energy. But if everyone consumed dairy all of the time, dairy farming would become abusive and unsustainable…

      Let’s be mindful of our dairy intake. Buy dairy that comes from pasture-raised cows and try to eat less. 

      Enjoy this white chicken chili, knowing it supports your well-being, and learn more about the Neutral Eating Food Philosophy here.

      White Chicken Chili Tips 

      1. Shred technique

      The key to shredding chicken in the crock pot is to be gentle. Grab two forks, stick one fork in the chicken, and lightly scratch the chicken with the other fork. The chicken will shred fine and even instead of pulling apart into big clumps. 

      2. Check your canned ingredients

      Canned ingredients can be affordable, nutritious options when they’re made with natural, whole-food ingredients. However, many items contain added sugars and chemicals. So, the next time you’re buying canned ingredients like diced green chilis and jalapeños choose brands that contain ingredients you recognize and are free from added sugars. 

      3. Save those leftovers!

      This white chicken chili recipe is great for meal prep! Stored in glass airtight containers, it will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

      4. Have extra cream cheese? 

      Save it for another batch of white chicken chili. Or, use it to make a batch of sugar-free chocolate chip cookies for dessert! 

      5. Add a side

      This white chicken chili recipe is filling and delicious all on its own. However, it also pairs well with all your favorite sides like salad and low-carb dinner rolls!

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        White Chicken Chili (crock pot)

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        White Chicken Chili (Crock Pot)
        Prep Time:4 minutes
        Cook Time:8 hours
        Cook Time (on high):4 hours

        Ingredients

        • 2 cups – chicken broth
        • 1 pound – chicken breast shredded
        • ¼ cup – heavy whipping cream
        • 8 oz – cream cheese
        • ½ cup sour cream
        • ½ cup mild salsa verde
        • 4 oz – canned diced green chilis
        • 1 Tbsp – diced jalapenos (canned) reduce for a less spicy option
        • 1 Tbsp – minced garlic
        • ¼ tsp – chochula chili lime hot sauce omit if you don't like spicy
        • ½ cup – white cheddar
        • ½ cup – pepper jack if you want it milder, do all cheddar instead
        • 3 fresh oregano leaves diced (about tsp)
        • sweet white onion or yellow onion diced
        • 1 sweet bell pepper diced
        • garnish with avocado, tomatoes, cheese

        Instructions

        • Turn the crock on low – add all of the ingredients. Salt and pepper the chicken.
        • Cook for 8 hours.
        • Remove chicken and shred.
        • Stir the shredded chicken back in. Serve and top with avocado, tomatoes, and/or cheese.

        Notes

        • If you only have 4 hours: Turn the crock to high. Add all of the ingredients except the cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, and cream cheese. Cook on low for 2 hours. Remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker, add remaining ingredients, and cook for another 2 hours on high.
        • Reduce or omit the jalapenos, hot sauce, and pepper jack if you don’t like spice

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        Recipe from Neutral Eating: https://neutraleating.com/white-chicken-chili-crock-pot
        Servings: 8
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