This White Chicken Chili recipe with cream cheese is perfect for a chilly evening. Just dump the 7 ingredients in your Crock Pot and you’ll have a deliciously creamy chili ready for dinner!
I love a good dump and go Crock Pot meal and this white chicken chili recipe with cream cheese is one of my favorites!
It’s a creamy alternative to the traditional red sauce chili made with ground beef, sausage, or steak.
And it’s about 1000x easier too because you don’t have to brown any meat.
Plus you can dress it up with your favorite toppings to personalize the flavors.
White chili has several of the same components as traditional chili, like beans, tomato, green chiles and corn. However, white chili is typically made with chicken instead of ground beef and includes a creamy component.
The creamy aspect is also what makes this white chili, “white”.
This chili is already pretty thick, thanks to the cream cheese.
if you want your chili to be even thicker, you can scoop out a cup or so and blend it in a blender. The beans in the chili will puree and create more thickness.
You can also make a corn starch slurry to thicken the soup:
MIX 1 tablespoon of cornstarch into 2-3 tablespoons of milk, half and half or water. POUR the mixture into your chili and STIR, well.
This chili dish is delicious on its own, BUT, there are so many topping options you can add.
I love to top this white chili with tortilla strips, shredded cheese, avocados, lime juice, and cilantro.
You could also throw in some chopped green onion, hot sauce or even jalapeno.
White chili pares well with chips and guac or a seasonal fruit salad.
You could also eat this chili over rice, in a bread bowl, or with a hearty slice of bread.
These Cheesy Drop Biscuits are a great side for this soup as well!
How to Make this White Chicken Chili Recipe with Cream Cheese – Step by Step
PLACE 2 chicken breasts, thawed and trimmed of fat on the bottom of a Crock Pot and cover with 1 (1 oz.) packet taco seasoning; 1 (1 oz.) packet ranch dressing and seasoning mix; 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained; 1 (15 oz.) can corn; 1 (10 oz.) can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles and 1 (8 oz.) block of cream cheese. Make sure the cream cheese goes on the very top!
COOK chili on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
WHEN the chili is done, remove the chicken breasts and SHRED. STIR the chili together to mix the cream cheese and then ADD the shredded chicken back in.
Recipe Tips and Substitutions
I usually shred the chicken breasts with two forks, but if you’d like it to go faster you can put the chicken in a bowl and use an electric beater.
If you can’t find Rotel at the grocery store, you can use 1 (14 oz.) can of petite diced tomatoes and 1 (4 oz.) can of diced green chiles.
If you have a big container of Taco seasoning like I do, you’ll want to use 2 tablespoons to equal the amount of one packet.
Have leftover corn from a meal or other recipe? Use it in this white chicken chili recipe instead of the canned stuff.
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- 2 chicken breasts, thawed and trimmed of fat
- 1 (1 ounce) packet taco seasoning
- 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing and seasoning mix
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained
- 1 (15 ounce) can corn
- 1 (10 ounce) can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles
- 1 (8 ounce) block of cream cheese
- Place chicken on the bottom of a Crock Pot and cover with the remaining ingredients. The cream cheese goes on the very top.
- Cook chili on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
- When the chili is done, remove the chicken breasts and shred. Stir the chili together to mix the cream cheese and then add the shredded chicken.
- Top with desired toppings like tortilla strips, shredded cheese, avocados, lime juice, and cilantro.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 373mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g