This white chicken chili recipe is seriously the best! It's creamy, comforting, easy to make, and so dang good. Plus, you can make it three different ways and have it on the table in less than an hour!

White chicken chili recipe in a bowl with a spoon from Shelf Cooking.

Craving a big bowl of creamy comfort? This white chicken chili recipe is for you! We'll show you how to make it on the stovetop, the instant pot, and the crock pot. You choose what works best for you!

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This deliciously hearty soup will be become a family favorite for sure! Plus, it's a great recipe to double and freeze so make a double batch and save some for another meal. Okay, now let's get to this recipe!


White chicken chili in a bowl with sour cream on top from Shelf Cooking.

This white chicken chili recipe was made for the stovetop and man, is it easy! In just a few simple steps, you'll be simmering your way to a scrumptious dinner. Don't forget the homemade rolls, too!


This soup is definitely good enough to stand on it's own, however, we have some delicious accompaniment ideas for you, too!

  • Crackers – A good old fashioned saltine cracker is the perfect dipping agent for this white chicken chili. Plus they're cheap and delicious!
  • Cornbread – This cornbread recipe is ready from scratch in just 20 minutes!
  • Homemade Bread – This rustic bread is the easiest you'll ever make!
  • Salad – Salad is the perfect fresh counterpart to a hot bowl of chili. Use whatever veggies you have on hand for a quick topping!

Whatever you choose, or if you choose to eat the chili without sides, you can't go wrong!


Don't have time to make anything on the stovetop? This stovetop white chicken chili recipe is so easy to whip up in the Instant Pot, too! Here's how to do it.

  1. Add oil, chicken, garlic, and onions to the pot and set to sautee. Cook until chicken is cooked through and onions are soft.
  2. Add all other ingredients to the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Quick release when time is done.
  3. Enjoy!

Plan for the Instant Pot to take about 15 minutes to come up to pressure before the time begins. The Instant Pot makes this quick and easy meal even quicker and easier. Heck to the yes!


White chicken chili in a bowl with sour cream and cheese from Shelf Cooking.

Need to set it and forget it? The slow cooker works great for this white chicken chili recipe, too! Here's how.

  1. Just like the other versions, sautee the chicken, garlic, and onions in oil in a pot on the stove.
  2. When cooked through, add all ingredients to the slow cooker and cook on low for 4-8 hours.

Your house will smell absolutely ah-mazing with this soup in the slow cooker! Mhmmm.


Are you ready to give this recipe a try? Trust us, you won't regret this one!

White chicken chili recipe in a bowl with a spoon from Shelf Cooking.

Creamy White Chicken Chili

This white chicken chili recipe screams comfort! We just know you'll love it!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 lbs chicken cubed
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cans white beans rinsed
  • 4 oz green chiles
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • shredded cheese
  • green onion
  • sour cream


  • In a large pot, over medium-high heat, add oil, chicken, onion, and garlic. Saute until chicken is cooked and onions are soft.
  • Add remaining ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil. For a smoother consistency, blend cream cheese with chicken broth before adding.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Add toppings and enjoy!


Store leftovers in the fridge for up to five days or freeze them for another meal! 
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