Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe {Clean Eating, Gluten-Free}

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe {Clean Eating, Gluten Free}

I think we can almost all agree that a good slow cooker white chicken chili recipe is one of the best things we could eat! So delicious and everyone you serve will be asking for more!

This soup is so easy to throw together with little prep required and makes a hearty meal for a cold night. This is a great soup recipe to make at the beginning of the day and let it cook while you go about your day. You will also get to enjoy the lovely aromas feeling your home!

I also love how it is comforting, yet light at the same time. The is a dish I bring to family gatherings often because you can get it started ahead of time and let it do it’s thing and let the flavors all meld together. Then it’s easy to serve it at the end and you can make it fancier and “normal” by topping it with sour cream and Fritos for those who want them. Chicken is also relatively affordable for large groups of people.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe {Clean Eating, Gluten Free}

I also like to make this for my family and then freeze the leftovers for my husband to take to work so he has a home-cooked meal instead of something out of a can. I love how filling it is with the hispanic twist of flavor. You can also spice things up a bit by upping the spices and adding some cayenne peppers to it. I also like to roast red, orange and yellow peppers in the oven ahead of time and add them in to this at the last minute. Oh, and lots of times I will sub in canned jalepenos for the green chilis – or add them. But my family (especially me) likes our food hotter than the average family probably does.

I would love to have you try my recipe and then let me know how you like it and if you have any suggestions for improving it or things to add to it.

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Slow Cooker Clean Eating White Chicken Chili Recipe
Recipe type: Clean Eating
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Serves: 8
This soup is so easy to throw together with little prep required and makes a hearty meal for a cold night.
  1. Place the chicken thighs, beans, chilies, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, pepper, salt, chicken broth, and coconut milk in a crock pot. Cook on high for 5-6 hours, or until chicken is very tender.
  2. Remove the chicken and place in a bowl. Lightly shred with a fork.
  3. Place the arrowroot starch in a small bowl and slowly whisk in the ½ C. water to make a smooth, lump-free mixture. Stir the mixture into the chili in the crock pot.
  4. Add the chicken back into the chili and stir to distribute. Let cook for another 30 minutes. Soup should thicken up.
  5. Add the cilantro to the soup just before serving and check the seasonings, adding more salt or pepper if desired. If you want the soup to be a little thinner, add more chicken broth or coconut milk until desired consistency is achieved.
  6. Top with a squeeze of lime juice.

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili Recipe {Clean Eating, Gluten Free}


  1. This recipes proves that eating clean and healthy can be satisfying! I can’t wait to try this recipe because it looks so hearty and warm which is just what I need in these below freezing temperatures this winter!

  2. I love this recipe. I have gout and do not eat beef or pork so when I see a chili recipe with chicken I like to try it. This looks so inviting to eat.

  3. This sounds delicious! I haven’t tried making chili in the crockpot before but I put all the ingredients on my shopping list for this week. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • You could but chicken breast get dried out really easy so you wouldn’t want to do it in the slow cooker. Just do it on the stove top until the chicken breast is cooked.

  4. I made the recipie but the coconut milk is giving it a strong coconut flavor. Is this suppose to happen? Is there anyway to mask the flavor? Love chicken chili and was excited to find this dairy free version!

  5. This was excellent! I made this chili this weekend, with slight changes. I love the chicken with the beans, and the touch of cilantro and lime. We served this with tortilla chips, then guacamole one night as well. Thanks for the recipe! It will be a regular in our recipe stash.

  6. hi, what type of bean are you using, is great northern a brand? i’m assuming its a navy bean.
    what size cans of beans or do you know what amount this would be of dried? thanks! the recipe looks great.

    • Great Northern beans is a type bean not a brand like kidney beans etc. I just get the regular size can. Sorry about the dried beans.

  7. Hi! This is the third recipe I have tried from your website and they are all delicious! I am not the best cook but I am concerned about what I eat and really appreciate the time you take to post your recipes. I really enjoy eating something other than baked chicken breast and steamed broccoli.

    • Yes, variety is the spice of life, huh? Thanks for taking the time to comment and I’m glad you like my recipes.

    • It is worth a try! I haven’t tried it but i don’t think it will be a problem just be careful while cooking it since it is an experiment if you do it, you will have to pay more attention it ight cook faster or slower

  8. I’m making this now and just realized my coconut milk is the unsweetened kind. I’m guessing if you made the chili with unsweetened coconut milk it would have been specified. Since this is all I have I’m going to go ahead with it but do you think I should need to add anything to replace the lost sweetness?

  9. Do you drain and rinse the beans before putting them in the pot? Or do you put the whole can of beans in with all of the juices?

    • I drain mine because I’ve heard of you don’t then you get gas. Maybe TMI? but that’s what I’ve heard, so that’s what I do.

  10. I just made this soup tonight and it is awesome!!!!! Thank you so much for the great recipe!!! (I left out the chili powder because I am going to serve it to my 5 kids and I used real milk.)

  11. Has anyone portioned this out container wise for 21 day fix? Were any adjustments to ingredients necessary? If so, I’d appreciate the share….thanks!

  12. Please tell me this can be made with regular milk, vs the coconut milk. My husband HATES anything coconut, and if there is the slightest inkling of coconut flavor, he will push the bowl away!

  13. If I use chicken breasts and just cook them on the stove then how long do I cook the rest of the stuff? Do I still put it on for 5 hours??

    • If you pre-cook the chicken, basically all you have to do is warm up the other stuff. The longer you cook it, the better flavor it will have (to a certain extent), but plenty of times I just cook it for about half an hour on the stovetop and it’s fine.

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