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Slow Cooker White Bean Chili

  • Author: Debbie
  • Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 bowls 1x


Easy to Prep and cook in the slow cooker.


  • 3 cans Bushs Cannellini Beans (not drained (you can substitute navy beans if you must ))
  • 1 pound boneless chicken (breasts or thighs- chopped into bite sized pieces)
  • 2 tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion-chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper-chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper-chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic-chopped
  • 1 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 12 oz your favorite beer
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • pinch red pepper flakes (just a pinch ‘yall)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro chopped


  1. In a large heavy skillet , heat oil and add in the chopped chicken. Cook until browned slightly and no longer pink. Set aside.
  2. In the same skillet (add a little more oil if necessary) cook the onion, bell pepper and garlic until softened, Set aside.
  3. In your crock pot combine the beans, cumin, oregano, chicken stock, white pepper and beer. (you can omit the beer if you’d prefer, all of the alcohol cooks out however and the flavor is yummmmmm. Replace with water if you omit.)
  4. Stir in the onion, bell pepper and garlic mixture.
  5. Set your crock pot on high and add in the chicken.
  6. Reduce the heat to low after one hour add in the cilantro and cook another 4-6 hours.
  7. Spoon the chili into warm bowls and top with your favorite chili topping.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Southern