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This healthy white chicken chili recipe is a clean eating meal you can throw in the crockpot and forget about. It’s made with veggies, protein, beans and is still creamy even though it’s dairy free. Not to mention it has 10 net carbs!

healthy white chicken chili

Chili is a classic fall dish. Whether you’re meal prepping for the week, serving it at a tailgate or stashing it in the freezer for later, this healthy white chicken chili recipe is great for anything. And is an awesome pantry recipe we keep in our back pocket for busy weeks.

Ingredients for healthy white chicken chili:

This recipe includes the typical ingredients, but we’re adding a few surprise ones to make it creamy, dairy free and a little spicy.

  • Onion + Garlic
  • Chicken broth
  • White beans
  • Corn
  • Fire roasted green chilis
  • Chicken
  • Coconut cream
  • Chili spices: chili powder, oregano, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper

How many calories are in a cup of white chicken chili?

The average calories for one serving of this white chicken chili is about 360 calories. All of those calories are coming from lean protein, healthy fats, and carbs. The carbs are mostly from the veggies and beans which also give you lots of fiber.

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How do you thicken white chicken chili?

To thicken chili you use a combination of beans, meat and veggies. The ratio of liquids (chicken broth) to added ingredients makes a difference. This recipe also calls for coconut cream, which makes this recipe rich and creamy.

If you want to make your chili thicker, consider adding more chicken, beans or cream to it.

How long should you cook chili?

Once you add all of the ingredients to the crock pot, the chili will cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. This will give the flavors enough time to simmer together and cooks the chicken so it’s easy to shred.

Can I freeze this chili recipe?

Absolutely! Chili is one of the best recipes to freeze. You can either freeze it before cooking everything or freeze it when it’s done if you have leftovers.

How to freeze before cooking: Add all of the ingredients to a large freezer bag and seal it shut. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw overnight in the fridge and dump everything into the crock pot and cook on low for 6-7 hours.

To freeze after cooking: Allow to cool and store in a large ziplock bag or air-tight container. Freeze up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in fridge and warm up on the stove or in the microwave.

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Slow Cooker Healthy White Chicken Chili (Dairy Free)

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 20 minutes
This healthy white chicken chili recipe is a clean eating meal you can throw in the crockpot and forget about. It's made with veggies, protein, beans and is still creamy even though it's dairy free.

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Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2- 15 ounce cans white cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can corn drained
  • 2 4- ounce cans diced fire-roasted green chiles undrained
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Freshly cracked pepper and fine sea salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts thawed and cut in half
  • 2 cups coconut cream or heavy cream
  • Toppings: fresh lime juice cilantro, fresh avocados, jalapeños, Monterey Jack cheese, tortilla strips


  • Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add onion and saute for 4 minutes then add garlic and saute for 30 seconds longer. Transfer garlic and onion to a 6 quart Crock-Pot slow cooker.
  • Add the chicken broth, drained and rinsed cannellini beans, corn, fire-roasted green chilis, oregano, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt and pepper and mix gently. Place the chicken breasts in next and stir gently to make sure chicken is submerged in the liquid.
  • Cover and cook on 4-6 hours on low or for 2-3 hours on high or until the chicken easily shreds.
  • Remove the chicken from the crockpot and place in another bowl or on a cutting board and shred with two forks. Add coconut cream to the cooked chili and whisk gently until melted and combined. Add the shredded chicken back into the soup.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.
Last step! If you make this, please leave a review letting us know how it was!


To freeze: After cooking, store in an air-tight container or a freezer bag for up to 6 months. Thaw overnight and heat in the microwave. Before cooking, add all of the ingredients to an air-tight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 6 months. To cook, thaw overnight then place all of the ingredients in the crockpot on low for 5-7 hours or on high for 3-5 hours.


  • Slow Cooker


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 24.3g | Saturated Fat: 16.3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 424mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4.3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Gretchen says:

    Just made this. Soooooo yummy, I love it. Could you tell me how much is a serving? Please and thanks

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Hi Gretchen! So happy to hear that! This recipe serves about 5 people. I need to make it again and measure it out exactly to give you an exact amount per serving!

  2. Lauren says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is delicious! I just use a can of coconut milk instead of the coconut cream and it is amazing! We make this all the time! Thank you for sharing!

    I do however think your nutrition facts are off because just 2 cans of northern beans have 140g of carbs which would be more than you’ve allotted for this whole recipe.

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Thanks Lauren, I’ll take a look at that!

  3. Keith says:

    5 stars
    Great recipe. I added some kale to the soup at the end and let it soften..added some greenery to the soup and more fiber! Thanks for the recipe.

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