Chicken Chili

Let your slow cooker do the work for this zesty chicken chili with white kidney beans, sweet and hot peppers, and lots of herbs and spices.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 25 mins
3 servings


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 8 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 (15 ounce) can white kidney beans (cannellini) or Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained

  • ¾ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • 1 small fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (see Tips)

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • teaspoon ground white pepper

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons chopped tomato

  • 2 tablespoons sliced green onion

  • 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese (1/2 ounce)


  1. Lightly coat an unheated medium skillet with cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken in hot skillet; drain chicken, if necessary.

  2. In a 1-1/2-quart slow cooker combine chicken, beans, broth, the water, onion, sweet pepper, chile pepper, cumin, oregano, white pepper, and garlic.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. If no heat setting is available, cook for 4 to 5 hours. Sprinkle each serving with tomato, green onion, and cheese.


Tips: Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
2g Fat
23g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Vitamin A 264IU 5%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 23mg 5%
Potassium 472mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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