Slow Cooker White Chicken and Corn Chili

In the dead of winter, there is nothing more comforting than coming home to a steaming bowl of chili. Instead of combining ground beef with a typical thick, tomato base, this white chicken and corn chili is a healthier, lighter take on a winter classic.

Slow Cooker White Chicken and Corn Chili

Mashing white kidney beans with a fork before adding them to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients adds texture and heartiness to this trimmed-down chili. The boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a healthy, lean protein that won’t leave you missing the ground chuck. While this chili cuts corners in the calorie department, it sure doesn’t skimp on flavor – jalapeños and a bit of cayenne pepper add just the right amount of kick.

White Chicken and Corn Chili

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top (even slimmed-down chili needs cheese), serve with your favorite tortilla chips, find the fuzziest blanket, and enjoy the perfect accompaniment to a frigid winter night.

Slow Cooker White Chicken and Corn Chili
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  2. 2 cans (15 oz. each) diced tomatoes
  3. 2 cans (15 oz. each) cannellini beans (white kidney beans), drained and rinsed
  4. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  5. 1 small onion, chopped
  6. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  7. 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed, minced
  8. 1 package (16 oz.) frozen corn
  9. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  10. 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  11. 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  12. 1 teaspoon salt
  13. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  14. 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Mash 1/2 cup of cannellini beans with fork.
  2. Place all ingredients (except cheese) including mashed beans in slow cooker and stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
  4. Top with shredded cheddar cheese before serving.
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2 Comments

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    Why do the bean call for the beans to mashed?

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    Betsy Brichter

    Looks good!

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