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Healthy Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

  • Author: Jen Elizabeth's Journals
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Mexican/Southwestern Inspired


This healthy white chicken chili is easy to make in the slow cooker. So richly flavorful with white beans, sweet corn, avocado, and lime!


  • 2 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound organic, pastured, skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup onion, diced (about 1/3 medium onion)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup frozen sweet corn
  • 15 ounces white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 lime
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 20 tortilla chips
  • shredded white cheddar (optional)
  • fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)


  1. Add the vegetable broth, vinegar, honey, bay leaves, oregano, cumin, coriander, chili powder, and red pepper flakes to slow cooker. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Place chicken evenly across the bottom of the slow cooker so that it’s submerged in the broth. Add the onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Season thoroughly with salt.
  3. Place the lid on the slow cooker, set the temperature to High heat, and cook for 4 hours. OR set the temperature to Low heat and cook for 6 hours.
  4. For the last hour of cooking time, add the corn and white beans and season with salt.
  5. Laddle chicken chili into serving bowls. Squeeze the lime juice all over the chopped avocado and top each bowl of chili with avocado.
  6. Also top with crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheddar (optional), and fresh cilantro (optional). Serve and enjoy!

Keywords: white chicken chili, chicken chili, white bean chili, healthy, easy, crockpot, slow cooker, Southwestern