Chicken Cream Cheese Chili (Slow Cooker Recipe)
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This white chicken chili is so easy! I love a good one-pot meal. You basically toss everything into a slow cooker and let it be for half the day. It takes minimal effort and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser!
My co-worker, Amaia, shared this recipe with me after bringing it to a potluck. Thanks Amaia; it was well-loved by my husband ;). I hope your takeaway from the video tutorial is how easy this recipe really is!
Ingredients for white chicken chili:
2 chicken breasts (frozen or fresh)
1 (15 oz)can black beans; drained and rinsed (or cook your own beans!)
1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 (15 oz) can corn, un-drained
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies, un-drained
1 Tbsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin
1 (o.4 oz) package ranch dressing mix
1/2 bunch of cilantro; chopped
1/2 to 1 cup chicken broth (I used Better than bouillon reduced sodium)
1 (8oz) package cream cheese (regular or reduced fat)
Optional (but highly recommended) garnish:
Mixed Mexican cheese, sour cream and chives
The How To (please watch the video for the visual tutorial):
Place everything into the slow cooker in the order that it’s listed above:
1. Place 2 chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock pot.
2. Drain and rinse (rinse until water runs clear) black and white beans; then add them to the pot. P.S. We’re now cooking our own beans to reduce the amount of BPA in our diet. Click here to learn how to easily make your own beans.
3. Add finely chopped medium onion, un-drained can of corn, un-drained can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
4. Top with 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 package ranch dressing mix, 1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro, 1/2 to 1 cup chicken broth (I used 1 cup and it does thicken up as it stands; especially after being refrigerated) and finally place your 8 oz package of cream cheese in the center.
5. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. After it’s been cooking 5 hours, break up the cream cheese into the rest of the mix. Cover and continue cooking the last hour (if you forget this step, it won’t hurt anything to mix it at the end).
6. After the 6 hours, remove the chicken breasts into a medium bowl and shred using two forks. The chicken is so tender it just falls apart. Place the chicken back into the slow cooker and stir to combine everything.
Amaia served this over baked potatoes topped with cheese and sour cream. It’s also great with tortilla chips or white rice.
Chicken Cream Cheese Chili (Slow Cooker Recipe)
For the chili, you will need:
- 2 chicken breasts, frozen or fresh
- 15 oz can black beans; drained and rinsed
- 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 medium onion, finely chopped
- 15 oz can of corn, undrained
- 10 oz diced tomatoes with green chilies, un-drained
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 0.4 oz ranch dressing mix packet
- 1/2 bunch of cilantro; chopped
- 1/2 to 1 cup chicken broth, I used Better than bouillon reduced sodium
- 8 oz cream cheese (regular or reduced fat)
Optional (but highly recommended) garnish:
- Mixed Mexican cheese, sour cream and chives
Put everything into the slow cooker in the order that it's listed above:
Place 2 chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock pot.
Drain and rinse (rinse until water runs clear) black and white beans; then add them to the pot.
Add finely chopped medium onion, undrained can of corn, undrained can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
Top with 1 Tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 package ranch dressing mix, 1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro, 1/2-1 cup chicken broth (depending on how thick you want it; I used 1 cup) and finally place your 8 oz package of cream cheese on top.
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours. After it's been cooking 5 hours, break up the cream cheese into the rest of the mix. Cover and continue cooking the last hour (if you forget this step, it won't hurt anything to mix it at the end).
After the 6 hours, remove the chicken breasts into a medium bowl and shred with two forks. Chicken should be fall-apart tender. Place the chicken back into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
Serve over baked potatoes topped with cheese and sour cream. It's also great with tortilla chips or white rice.
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What if you don’t have a slow cooker for this recipe? Can you use a Dutch oven in the oven (if so what temp?)? Thanks
Hi K, we have the same recipe in a stovetop version HERE, and an Instant Pot recipe HERE. I hope one of these options works for you!
I think I put too much broth in mine is way too soupy. Any ideas how to fix that??
Hi Jessica, it should not be like a soup, but I also recommend using less broth if you want it to be thicker than what you see in my photos. It does thicken up quite a bit the next day. You can try adding more shredded chicken to it to absorb, or try removing some of the “broth.” I haven’t had that happen to advise on the outcome.
The recipe says 0.4 oz ranch dressing mix packet, but the Hidden Valley packet you have pictured is 4 oz. Do you add the entire 4 oz packet?
Hi Laura, it is actually a 0.4 oz packet. They don’t usually come in a 4 oz packet or at least I haven’t seen one that size.
We used a pot of mixed beans instead of buying separate types and that worked amazing as well! Also ate it with tortilla chips as was recommended below the instant pot recipe (We used both recipes and made it our own thing for making it on the stove top) — amazing addition. 🙂
Have a lovely day and can’t wait to see your next recipe as always!
Yum! I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe, Katharina! Thank ou for that great review!
Thanks, Natasha. It is an excellent recipe. Did not have cream cheese and I replaced it with a cup of farmers cottage cheese. My hubby does not like cilantro (I know!),so I replaced it with some parsley. No white beans, pinto beans just did fine. Thanks. It’s a keeper.
Yum! I’m so happy you both enjoyed this recipe, Nataliya!
just saw this Natasha and can’t wait to try it thanks again
You’re welcome, Sara. I hope you’ll love this recipe!
I love all these ingredients but wonder if anyone has tried without cream cheese or can you suggest substitute for it
Hi Brenda, we love it with cream cheese but one of our readers did comment with the following “I make this and everybody loves it!!.. the only difference is instead of cream cheese I add half a cup of heavy whip. Thank you so much for posting recipes that are truly delicious. Blessings to you and your family” I hope that helps.
I made it without cream cheese or any substitution and loved it! Although I did put some sour cream on top of mine but the significant other did not.
GIVE OVEN METHODS PLEASE. I HAVE THREE CROCK POTS (THANK YOU CHILDREN) AND EVERY APP.MADE NEVER USE THEM. I PREFER MY OVEN AND STOVE TOP. I’LL TRY THIS RECIPE TODAY IN THE OVEN . FEEDING JUST TWO THESE DAYS.
Sounds good and thanks for your suggestion. I hope you will enjoy this recipe!
Hi, Natasha! Would you have an instant pot version of this recipe? Thank you so much!!
Hi Anabelle, we do have an instant pot white chicken chili (basically the same recipe, but way faster).
I love your chicken recipe and all your recipes you shared do you have a vegetarian chili recipes thank you for sharing
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying our recipes
I tried this recipe exactly as the directions called for and the cream cheese curdled. I had to throw out the whole thing.
Hi Pam, I haven’t seen that happen before. Was your cream cheese bad or did you change anything in the recipe ingredients (any substitutions made?) Also, make sure to keep cooking for that last hour with the cream cheese in there so it has time to incorporate.
I was hesitant in making this because it called for cream cheese but it turned out so yummy! And was so easy! Just throw everything in the crockpot.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Juanita! Thank you for the wonderful review!
I make this ALL the time during the colder months and it gets better every time. It’s so easy to throw together and the flavor is incredible. My family loves this recipe. Thank you Natasha!
I am so happy to hear that! Thanks for your awesome comments and feedback, Karley. We appreciate it!
Hi Natasha, can I make this dish
without the canned tomatoes. I am allergic to tomatoes. What do you recommend I use instead, I would a can of mild chili’s. I love your recipes!
Thank you, Judith
Hi Judith, I haven’t tried it that way but I think it would still work without the tomatoes. You might add some diced bell pepper instead.
Can I cook it on high in a crock pot for half the time?
Hi Venus, It should still work on High for 3-4 hours. 4 might be a little too long on high. Check it at 3 hours for doneness.
I made this last night using my crock pot and it was delicious!!! The entire family loved it.
I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us!
Absolutely delicious. Make this!
I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe Deborah!
Can I substitute the cream cheese for something else? Like maybe half and half or viola? I’m just out of cream cheese and looking for substitutes. Thank you in advance.
Hi Ruth, we love it with cream cheese but one of our readers did comment with the following “I make this and everybody loves it!!.. the only difference is instead of cream cheese I add half a cup of heavy whip. Thank you so much for posting recipes that are truly delicious. Blessings to you and your family” I hope that helps.
Can you give the nutritional facts for this recipe? I have made it several times now, we really like it, and it is so easy to make.
Hi Terri, we are slowly working through all of our recipes to add nutrition info but it is a time-consuming process as they have to be added one at a time. Thank you for being patient but also feel free to plug the ingredients into a nutrition app to get the full calories count!
Delicious! Made for a group lunch and everyone loved it! Some asked for a recipe! I didn’t use the packaged seasoning but substituted with seasoned salt, onion and garlic powder, doubled the whole recipe and it came out perfect! Thank you!
That’s so great! I’m so glad you enjoyed that!
For those who cannot get ranch dressing mix. You can make your own ranch dressing mix- google that and you will have many ideas!
Basically salt, parsley, garlic and onion powder. (The packet also contains dry buttermilk but not essential since adding cream cheese)
Thank you for sharing that with us!
I have made this once following instructions and used canned beans. I am now making my own beans according to hour recipe, how much should I use for this recipe after they are cooked?
Hi, I would recommend using the same amount of beans as you would from a can.
I made your chicken cream cheese chili and it’s so easy and tasty. Thank you
Thank you so much for your good feedback!
just asking, if you use BTB, do you dilute with water too, or add to whatever broth you use?
Hi Martha, we use the BTB to make our broth.
I don’t have a slow cooker. How can I make it in a dutch oven in the oven please
Hi Barbara, you could probably use a dutch oven and bake it, but I don’t know what temperature since I haven’t tried this method.
Greetings, may I ask the type of Japanese Cast Iron pot this is shown in? If already mentioned… then I apologize.
Hello Michael, I used this Crack Pot in this recipe. I hope that helps!
I just made this tonight and my family loved it. This was delicious and very easy to make. I love that I was able to use frozen chicken. Amazing recipe and thank you for sharing.
You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Tracy!
Quick question – can this be made in cast iron dutch oven? If so, what would the cooking instructions be? Thanks in advance!
Hi Jenn, I have not tested that in a cast iron but I imagine that should work, you could do this on the stovetop but it would require a long cook time over low heat for the chicken to become tender. Bring it to a simmer then reduce the heat to just barely a simmer and cook until chicken is easy to shred with forks. If you experiment please let me know how you like it.
Hi, I prefer my chili a little thinner. Not like soup, but like a stew consistency. What liquid should I add?
Hi Haley, you can add more broth if you would like. I hope that helps.
What other brand would you recommend for the S&W White Beans?
Hi Trisha, it really isn’t brand specific, just buy whichever you like normally.
I love this recipe!!! I’m curious if I use precooked chicken (from the deli) would I need to add more liquid? It doesn’t look like it has enough liquid in it.
Hi Deborah! I haven’t tested that to advise the changes needed but I imagine the cook time can be reduced since the chicken is cooked.
Just saw you on Facebook, I like the white Chicken chili in instant pot.
Thank you for watching! That’s so great!!
This dish tastes amazing and so easy to make. Thank you for sharing.
You’re so welcome, Julia! Thank you for sharing that awesome review with me!
Natasha, I don’t have a crock pot, can I make this on low in the oven using a cast iron pot?
Hi Pat! You could do this on the stovetop but it would require a long cook time over low heat for the chicken to become tender. Bring it to a simmer then reduce the heat to just barely a simmer and cook until chicken is easy to shred with forks.
Can’t wait to make this as is sounds super yummy and amazing. Question….what would you substitute for the black beans? My hubby does not like black beans.
Thanks for all of your amazing recipes. You are my “go to” for yummy recipes! 🙂
Hi Lorri, you can use just about any canned whole beans you prefer – white or kidney or pinto would still work well.
Thanks so much! 🙂
Seriously so good – I used 1/2 cup broth, seasoned northern beans (undrained) and a package of chicken chili seasoning. The consistency was perfect and the chicken turned out the softest of any chicken recipe I’ve done in the slow cooker. Hubby loved it! Best recipe around
That’s just awesome!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂
Is the consistency like a soup? I want to try it out but Im wondering is it as runny as other types of chili or more like a stiff dip? Just wondering. Thanks for all you do Natasha! Love your recipes!
It shouldn’t be like a soup. You can add more liquid if you want it to be more like a soup however.
We’re in Bulgaria and can’t buy ranch dressing mix, what do you suggest we can use instead.
Hi Andrew, I’m not sure what is equivalent to ranch mix in Bulgaria. You might need to google that.
Hi Natasha, I would love to try this chili recipe but would like to know if I can make it without tomatoes. I am allergic to tomatoes.
Thanks, Judy Kaiser
Hi Judith, I haven’t tried it that way but I think it would still work without the tomatoes. You might add some diced bell pepper instead.
I see this recipe was posted 5 years ago, but I made it for the first time tonight. I’ve made chicken chili many times, but nothing this good. It was truly delicious and perfect for this cooler, breezy, rainy September evening as we are experiencing some mild effects of Hurricane Florence as it is moving through upstate SC. Prayers for all those closer to the coast. Thanks again for this delicious, easy recipe. I’ll be making this often. I love your site❣️
Hi! I hope you are staying safe over there! Thank you for the wonderful review. I’m so happy you enjoyed this recipe!
Do you think I can freeze this and it will turn out okay?
Hi Anna, I haven’t tried freezing it so I can’t say for sure but I imagine it would work well to freeze.
Natasha John from Australia here again. I have searched all the supermarkets for the Ranch mix without success. They do have Paul Newmans made up Ranch dressing Can I use this and if so how much? Can you suggest a pkt alternative to use to Ranch if this does not suit?
Hi John, I honestly haven’t experimented that way so it is difficult to guess. If using ranch, maybe use 1/3 to 1/2 cup and cut back the cream cheese a little.
I am from Australia and love your recipies. With the 1 0.4 oz package ranch dressing mix for the Chilli chicken what is the Australian equivalent to use. Also with the tomatoes and chilli can I just add chilli flakes and also can I use parsley. Your recipies are wonderful Thank you
Hi John, I’m not sure what is equivalent to ranch mix in Australia. You might need to google that. Chili flakes and parsley would work just fine and thank you for trying our recipes 😀
I love this recipe. It took about 5 minutes to throw all the ingredients in the crock pot and was ready in 5 hours and only cost $9.00 to make (I bought store brand ingredients and left out the cilantro).
I’m happy to hear you enjoy the recipe as much as I do Debbie! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review!
Is there something different then cilantro you would recommend. I could just leave it out, but would you replace it with something? Im not a fan of cilantro :).. can’t wait to make this.
Hi Barbara, I haven’t tried any substitutions for cilantro but I think fresh parsley might work well – maybe just limit it to 1/4 cup if using parsley.
I make this and everybody loves it!!.. the only difference is instead of cream cheese I add half a cup of heavy whip. Thank you so much for posting recipes that are truly delicious. Blessings to you and your family.
What a great suggestion Paula! I’m glad the whole family enjoys the recipe. Thanks for following and sharing your encouraging comments! God Bless 🙂
This tastes amazing! When the time was up it didn’t look so good but the taste, OMG!! Definitely family favorite. Thank you for the recipe
My pleasure Katie! I’m glad to hear you enjoy the recipe, thanks for sharing!
Can I use frozen corn instead of canned corn?
Hi Sarita, it would work great in this recipe 😬
Made this over the weekend, quick and delicious, thanks for the recipe!
My pleasure Brenda! I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing your great review!
Another recipe we love! I came here because of your authentic Ukrainian dishes for a family member, but have fallen in love with so many of your recipes! Another hit! Thanks so much!
You’re welcome Leigh Ann! Thanks for following and sharing your wonderful review!
Hello I was wondering if boneless skinless chicken thighs would be fine instead of chicken breast? Just got home and noticed I bought the wrong meat ! 😩
Hi Diana, I think that would work fine. I would probably trim the extra fat from the chicken thighs.
I’ve made this chili a few weeks ago. My husband absolutely loved it. He had his coworkers try it& they fell in love with it to. So here I am making it again, only to realize I bought kidney beans I stead of black beans. I REALLY hope it still turned out just as good.
Thank you for sharing this with us, Julie!
I made this today and it was DELICIOUS!!!! I omitted the ranch dressing mix because I didn’t have any. I cooked it on high for 3 hours ( I was short on time) then shredded the chicken and cooked on low for 45 more minutes. Came out terrific! Thanks for the recipe, Natasha!
You’re welcome Tonya! Thank you for sharing 😀
Would this be good without the cream cheese?
Hi Lauren, we love it with cream cheese but one of our readers did comment with the following “I make this and everybody loves it!!.. the only difference is instead of cream cheese I add half a cup of heavy whip. Thank you so much for posting recipes that are truly delicious. Blessings to you and your family” I hope that helps.
This looks so yummy!! Can’t wait to make it for my family. I’m so HAPPY you put comments from others who have made it!! It’s nice to see little tips on making any recipe. Bon Appetit!!!
You’re going to love it! Please let me know what you think 🙂
I don’t have a crockpot, how could I make this without it??
Hi Ali, you could do this on the stovetop but it would require a long cook time over low heat for the chicken to become tender. Bring it to a simmer then reduce the heat to just barely a simmer and cook until chicken is easy to shred with forks.
Okay perfect thanks!:)
This Chicken Chilli was so delicious and super easy!! My family loved it (including my 4 and 1 year old! 😉
I was missing cumin so I didn’t add that but it was awesome without!
I am trying more of your recipes this week. Thanks Natasha!
Thank you for such a nice review Jessica and you are welcome 😀.
OMG, this was amazing! Another favorite that I will be putting in the dinner rotation from one of your recipes. You rock. Love your recipes.
5 Stars – for some reason your site is only letting me give 3, which is sooooooo wrong, it’s 10 stars!
Thank you for the awesome review! That’s odd about the stars. Were you trying on a mobile phone? What browser were you in? Thanks again! 🙂
My mac laptop. I hate that it looks like I gave it 3 stars, but now it’s letting me give 5, so hopefully this makes up for that!
Thanks Kelly! 🙂
Is it okay to cook this meal on high for 4 hours instead of low to save some time?
It should still work on High for 3-4 hours. 4 might be a little too long on high. Check it at 3 hours for doneness.
I’m not a fan of cilantro. Can it be substituted with parsley? Thanks
Hi Tanya, I haven’t tested this with parsley but I imagine it would work fine although I think the flavors would compliment cilantro better.
I’m making this for work, but can I refrigerate it after its done cooking and then warm it up next day? Or should I just leave it on counter overnight
I wouldn’t leave it out since it has dairy and chicken in it. Let it cook to room temperature or just slightly warm, then refrigerate and reheat the next day.
I am planning on making this chili for a work chili cook-off contest. I was wondering how your friend brought it in to work.. Did she make it the night before and then just keep it on “warm” all morning? I am trying to figure out which way would be the best way to make this so it still tastes fresh, but so I won’t be shredding chicken in the office lol.
If I recall correctly, I think she did shred chicken at work, but you could probably put everything in before going to bed and keep it on warm in the morning before work. If you’re serving it later in the day, I’d be a little concerned about keeping it on warm for a very long time.
Hi Natasha, quick question – would it be ok to cook this chili together with potatoes (in one crock pot, at once) or will it become a “mess”?
I haven’t tried to combine the two so I can’t really say if it would work, but I don’t think I would recommend that method. I think it’s best to cook the potatoes separately. If you have a second crockpot, you can wrap the potatoes in foil and keep them warm in there after they are baked.
Question…. Would it be ok to do this without the corn? Would I just leave the water in the beans in that case? also for the ranch seasoning…. Can I just use ranch dressing? Don’t have that kind of seasoning on hand…
Sorry I didn’t reply sooner – you can omit the corn and add the white beans with their liquid. Just don’t add the black beans liquid or it will discolor the chili. I haven’t tried with ranch dressing so I’m not sure how it would affect the flavor or texture of the finished chili. Without testing the ranch dressing, I couldn’t really tell you yes or no.
I made this yesterday:) very good!! I omitted the corn and used ranch dressing. Worked out great:) thank you very much for such an easy recipe!
It’s awesome to know it works! 🙂
Made this chili today. Husband loved it, but it was a little too spicy for my kids. So next time will cut the chili powder in half and use regular diced tomatoes without the chilies.
I think it will still taste great even if it’s less spicy. Thanks Inna! 🙂
This turned out incredibly delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe. I wasn’t quite sure about the cream cheese part at first because at the 5 hour mark it still looked firm, and then I put a spoon through it and it just melted away 🙂 thought I was gonna have to pull out the frozen pizza as an emergency backup dinner. Turned out wonderful!
I’m so happy you loved it! I think I totally need to make this tomorrow! 🙂 Thanks for tempting me 🙂
Oh this is БОМБА!!! seriously so good!!
I’m so happy you loved it! That is a very good reaction! lol.
Made this chili twice in the past two weeks. We love it. I would like to make it a little spicy. Any suggestions?
You might add some spicy seasoning to it, or some finely diced jalapeno.
Natasha, I’ve made this a few times already and it’s always a hit!!! (Especially on rainy days!) lol however; today I made it and totally forgot to add the broth ;( ;( just realized it, n it has an hour or so left!!!! Ugh!!
Ohh, I’m sorry to hear that, I have few moments like that before :(. Thank you for the good review :).
I am started to make this and i did whole pack of ranch instead .04oz. I didnt look at the recipe..oops.. I hope its still going to be okay.. What if I make this on high instead of low??
The whole ranch packet is 0.4 oz. If it’s the same size as mine, you were correct to add the whole thing. 🙂 My co-worker cooked it on high for a few hours to speed up the process then turned it down to low to finish it off, just keep an eye on it so it doesn’t scorch on high heat.
Hi Natasha, thx for the great recipe.I have been looking for a chili recipe for a while now and couldnt decide which one will be better but watching your video was very helpful! One question: I have a slow cooker, can i use that instead of hje crock pot?
Yes the crock pot is a slow cooker. Same thing 🙂 I hope you love the chili. It sure is tasty and super easy!
Thank you Natasha! I just didnt know if there was a difference since both have diff names lol i feel silly! 🙂 thx again!!!! 🙂
No problem. You’re funny 🙂
I don’t eat meat, so do you think I can make it without it or it will kill the taste? Maybe, substitutions ideas? Mushrooms?
Great recipe. I made this overnight (mind you, I had to get up at 6 am to turn it off). It tasted really good. I omitted the chili powder, after reading some comments of families with kids. And it was just right. I like spicy, but this was perfect for the entire family. Even the baby ate corn, beans and tiny pieces of meat from this. I had to actually take down and dust off my slow cooker, now I know its for those type of recipes that I bought it in the first place.
I’ll just have to make this for our next big family gathering and just impress everyone 🙂
I’m so glad you all enjoyed it. That’s the best when the children enjoy what you make 🙂 I love that feeling!
Also finally got your Russian Crepes recipe Featured on my website. Please check it and make sure the way I did it is to your liking. If not I can change it.
While your where check out my daughter in law in Germany recipe for “Falscher Hase” (False Hare).
Thank you for featuring me on your site Bill and I look forward to checking out your daughter in law’s recipe :).
Beginning to think I must have some Ukraine blood in me, read your sister Svetlana’s slow cooker Pulled Pork recipe and it’s almost like what I make.
Then I read your Chicken Cream Cheese Chile recipe and it’s almost like a White Chile that I make. Of course I never thought of taking it to a higher level as you have done with the Ranch dressing and Cream Cheese !
Showed this recipe to my Wife as she loves cream cheese and Chile both, so now I have orders from her to get this cooked up by next week even if is summer in Arizona.
Thanks and Best Wishes, Your cooking friend,
That’s awesome! I hope you both love those recipes; we sure do! 🙂
That’s awesome! I hope you both love those recipes; we sure do! 🙂
Natasha, thank you soooo much for this recipe, it is the best thing Ive ever tried in slowcooker. It is so good, whole my family (six people) liked this chili, (except my 3 year old, she doesnt like beans:)) and everyone loved it.
Great, reading your comment made me hungry for some of that chili :).
Natasha, a quick question for you. Can I add more chicken broth and make a chili soup using the same recipe?
Hmm that sounds like a good idea. I don’t see why not. You can still serve it with tortillas even as a soup. Sprinkle some cheese over the top. Let me know how it turns out!
This was the first recipe that I prepared in my slow cooker, and let me tell you that all of my guests LOVED it! Thank you so so much for all the time and dedication you put into this site!
That’s awesome! I’m so happy to hear you all enjoyed it! 🙂
Natasha, I loved this chili! Do you have any other great crock pot recipes?
I know I haven’t posted much for crock pots although I love using my crock pot. I do have a pulled pork recipe posted. My sister has an amazing pork recipe for the crock part that is just fall-apart delicious. I’ll make sure to get the recipe from her 🙂 P.S. I’m so glad you enjoyed the chili!
Just made your chili! Turned out awesome! Its a keeper! Thanks Natasha 🙂 Love your recipes!
That’s great! Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed it! 🙂
Made this last night to have for lunch today, sooo good! I did use chicken thighs though because I didnt have breast and it came out good! However for some reason my cream cheese came out lumpy and didnt melt for some reason. Thank you for the video I out it up on my tablet and worked with it step by step. Love it!!!
I’m glad you like the recipe Irina :).
Perfect. Easy to Make. Delicious!!!
Thank you Yana :).
The ranch package in this recipe says 0.4oz which is a small amount. How much would you say in spoons? (i bought a huge container of it). I would guess 1 tablespoon?
Hmmm…. I would guess (and I google searched) and it’s about 1 TBSP 🙂
I made this chilli and my whole family loved it! My picky toddler and even my 7 month old son 🙂 Thanks
Awesome :), you are welcome Svetlana.
I cooked this to night and my wife & I loved it. It was so quick to put together and made the house smell so good all afternoon. The only thing I did different was I used a pack of Coscos boneless, skinless chicken thighs, instead of breasts. Thats what I had on hand and I like the dark meat a little better. It had a nice kick of heat but not to much. My wife said to save the recipe. I served it with some good nachos on the side. Yum….
I bet that tasted great with the dark meat! I’m so glad you both enjoyed the recipe 🙂
Hi Natasha! I just made your pumpkin bread, which smells so delicious. Unfortunately the store was out of the 15 oz cans of pumpkin, so I had to buy one of the 29 oz cans. I’m trying to figure out what to do with the leftover pumpkin and I’m planning to make this chili tomorrow. Any thoughts on adding some pumpkin?
Hi Amy, we have so many pumpkin recipes to choose from here. I hope you give it a try.
Good Job on the video you did great, nice and calm.. !)
Thank you 🙂
Absolutly incredibly easy to make, the flavors are remarkably delicious!! Thank you for sharing this recipe my family loves it. Finally found a way my children can enjoy eating beans!
Woohoo! The kids are eating their beans 🙂 That’s awesome!
First off I want to say I am a BIG fan of this website, you do such a great job, your recipes are always great and your layout of the site is absolutely awesome, thank you so much!
I tried this recipe last week and it was a big hit, I loved it and so did my husband but my kids unfortunately could not eat it because it was a little spicy for them so perhaps I will omit the chili powder next time.
You are welcome Angie :). That’s what I will do next time as well so that my 3 year old can eat it. Me and my husband love spicy food, but our son is not there yet :).
Natasha, I have never used cilantro but when I bought it and started chopping it the smell was unbearable, (I did not like the way it smelled). Can I omit it? I just wonder how it will taste cooked? Also, when I was buying ranch seasoning I could only find 1oz packs so I guess I will use only half a pack… Cant wait to find out how it comes out.!
Parsley can be used as alternative to cilantro or you can just omit it. It will still taste great. Just use half of the pack or ranch. Let me know how it will turn out :).
Natasha, thank you! It came out delicious 🙂 I have a big family so no left overs for me 🙁 I served it with tortilla chips and it was a big hit. Also, I have used half of a half a bunch of cilantro (since I bought it I thought I might as well try it) and to my great relief I did not taste that horrid smell of a fresh cilantro…. Thank you again!
You are welcome Tatyana :). Next time make sure to set some a side for yourself :D.
Wow you are such a natural, great video! I made this deliciousness a few days ago, we ate it as a soup since we didn’t have chips on hand 🙂 I was wondering if I can make this at work for potluck & 6 hrs would go pass my lunch hour. Can I cook it on high for half the time? Ill defrost the chicken breast the night before to speed up the process. Any tips?!? Thanks alot for your what you do. You rock!!!
My coworker made it in about 5 hours and had it on high the first couple of hours 🙂
This is one of my favorite recipes from your blog I tried it today and I love it! It’s so easy and delicious! Thank you for sharing it on your blog! 🙂
Thank you for your sweet comment Kristina :). I’m glad you love it and you are welcome.
I been collecting ingredients for this chili ever since you posted it. Now is got everything except the ranch mix. Do you think maybe I can use regular ranch instead? If so, how much of it?
I haven’t explored with actual ranch dressing before. I would recommend using ranch mix.
So I made this and it was sooooo sooo yummy that I wanna make it again 🙂 I did use just regular ranch instead of the seasoning mix maybe about 1/2 cup and still came out yummy! Your recipes are always a success! Thank you so much for all your hard work.
I’m so happy you enjoyed it! 🙂
How long should I cook this with frozen chicken?
Hi Holly, several of our readers reported great results with no changes using frozen. I recommend checking the internal temperature of the chicken to make sure it reached the 165 degree mark.
Looks delicious!! Excited to make it! Is there any way to make this on a regular stove?? -Thanks!
You could probably use a dutch oven and bake it, but I don’t know what temperature since I haven’t tried this method.
Natasha, this looks very easy & yummy, I ‘d love to see more crock pot recipes on your site, love to walk in on a ready made dinner after a long day at work, & so does my family!! :))))
P.S. I’m trying to eat clean, so that means avoiding canned foods, do u think I would need to soak fresh beans or can just use dry beans(since they cook for so long) for this recipe?
I haven’t tried that but I still think you need to pre-cook the beans. Here are some tips I found on this website.
I love it when you post a video to show the recipe step by step (helps me out a lot since I’m not a big reader 🙂 ).
Can not wait to try this recipe, looks delicious.
Wow Natasha, great video & great recipe! Now I need to go and get me a crock pot!!! You remind me a lot of Diaga De Laurentiis, that lady always has a smile on her face, very pleasant voice and its always fun to watch her cooking on TV. Your video is 5 Stars!!! Great Job!
Awww thanks Dina 🙂 You’re so sweet.
I will be making this tomorrow. My husband loves beans, me – not so much, but will have to try it. I have a crock pot, but do not really use it a lot, would love more recipes with crock pot. I bought books with recipes for crock pot, but all of them seem the same, nothing like this. Thanks again Natasha, and I really liked and enjoyed watching your video. Keep up the good work, God bless you for sharing all these amazing recipes.
Thanks Sveta (I have a sister named Sveta) and I hope you love the recipe. I’m really hoping to get more into crock pot cooking as well! It’s such an easy way to cook!
So I made this and my husband loved it. Thank you so much for posting this recipe.
This came our great! Thank you for the recipe, Natasha! My parents and I loved it and enjoyed it as we watched the Golden Globes. I left out the corn (didn’t have a can of it in the house) and added a can of pinto beans to replace it… it worked out :). And bonus, the house smells delicious!
That sounds like a perfect way to enjoy this chili. What did you serve it with?
Hey I was wondering about how you used the Better Than Boullion? What was the ratio for water and BTB ? Looks great thank you!!
1 tsp BTB to 1 cup water 🙂
Made this dish today, more exactly it was.cooking in the slow cooker during the night. What an aroma filled the house!….
it can wake you up:-)
so, I shreded the chicken in the morning.
Natasha, it’s sooooo good!!!! Very, very delicious:-)
The only things I ommited were cilantro (not a cilantro lover), and the chilly powder. I have young children….. So, I wanted them.to enjoy this deliciousness as well.
So, a big thank you!!! Blessings to your family:-)
What I like about this recipe is that you can take out some ingredients and it still tastes great :). You are welcome Victoria.
I’m thinking of chuck… you think thats ok? Would you recommend a different cut?
That would probably be fine. I’m so curious now how it would taste with beef. Let me know!
Thank you Natasha! I made this Saturday night with beef and it turned out awesome! My husband loved it and although I made it for him, I tried it too and it was amazing! I love any easy crock pot recipe; it’s super convenient especially when you have kids. Thank you again for sharing and all your advice.
You are welcome Cherish. I’m glad you both loved it :).
My husband prefers beef just about over everything else. I really want to make this this weekend but wondering if it will still turn out the way it should with beef substituted for chicken? You’re a very fine young lady and it’s so much fun to watch the little miracles you whip up in the kitchen. Thank you for sharing your written and video recipes with us!
Thank you Cherish :). I think beef would work well. What cut of beef are you working with?
Natasha thank you for the recipe.. I have made it, followed instructions exactly, however it turned out pretty watery. It was also pretty spicy, I would suggest for those with little kids use maybe the regular caned tomato??? I will defiantly make it again, but use a little less broth.. 🙂
You can use 1/2 cup of broth if you want it to be thicker, but it does thicken up quite a bit the next day. I’ll will update the recipe with this note.
Natasha wonderful video thank you for sharing with us
I’m glad that you like it Kristina 🙂
Love the video, you’re adorable! This looks perfect for chilly winter days 🙂
Thank you Kelly :). We ate ours very quick.
I have to try this recipe, too! Natasha, you are becoming my cookbook! …. chuckle! I love all of your recipes and I’m sure this one is another success. Thanks for sharing. ☺
You are welcome Zina :). I will be using my slow cooker a lot more now.
Loved the video! Cant wait to make it! Im sure it’ll be a great addition to our superbowl favorites! Thank you!
Thank you Inna :). Great dip for any party or get together.
Forget the recipe, you are so Beautiful Natasha!!! 🙂 Great job on the video! Planning on making this yummy chili next week 🙂
Thank you Lana :). Let me know how it will turn out.
Great Video..you are a natural and did fantastic..the recipe looks so easy and delicious…will be making it tonight for lunch tomorrow..Thank you and God’s Blessings…
Thank you Olga :). Make sure you have some chips around, unless using it as the topping.
Great video, very professional. You are doing such a great job.
Natasha, do you have a recipe for marinovaneye baklashane by any chance? I have been looking for a good recipe for the longest time. Thanks. Looking forward to more great videos.
Thank you for the compliment Sarah. No recipe for baklashane yet. I will be adding it to my list of recipes to try :).
Great job on this video! Very natural! I agree with Sveta, you could be the next food network star!
Thank you Olga, my husband did a great job on editing :).
Yum! I have all those ingredients in my kitchen except the chicken paste (which I’m out of at the moment) and cilantro. Love the fact that it’s a crock pot recipe, will put mine to use!
Great video! You’re a pro dear girl!
Thank you Alina :). I still have much to learn, one of this days I will post all the bloopers :D.
this looks yummy and perfect for this whether, I had another client who said she visitied ur site after I told her about it and has made several recipes!!!!!! you should try send a video to the reality show the next food network star, giada was a a judge as well as the older lady with the great hair
Thank you for spreading the word Sveta :D.
Loved the video recipe. Great job. I have to try this recipe, everyone in my family loves mexican food. Thank you 🙂
You are welcome Inna. I especially like the recipe because it can be used as a dip or also a topping for rice, buckwheat, etc. 🙂
Natasha that crock pot is the perfect size for my small family. I have been looking for a smaller one, most are 6 qts and that’s just to big for two people plus a toddler! What size is yours??
Crock pot that I use is 5 qt, works great for our needs :).
Thanks Natasha! Can’t wait to try this recipe on Saturday!
Let me know how it will turn out 🙂
Natasha, good job. I really like this video. You look really natural
I want to try this recipe. Looks really good and simple.
Thank you :). I had fun making it.
oh Natasha…..enjoyed watching this video. I have so many beans and don’t know what to do with them. This will be a great recipe to make. Thank you so much for sharing!
You are welcome Angie :). I enjoyed making the video, it was fun. Now you know what to do with all those beans.