It’s soup season! There is no better time of the year to throw a few ingredients into your crockpot and have a warm and filling dinner by 5 p.m. This easy slow cooker white chicken chili recipe is not only easy and satisfying, but it’s also incredibly nourishing for cold and flu season. But I know you’re here for the recipe so let’s get to it. And don’t forget to check at the end for a few meal-planning tips, too.
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
What You’ll Need:
- 3 chicken breasts
- 2-3 cups chicken bone broth
- 1 can of corn or 1 frozen bag of corn
- 1 can Rotel
- Ranch seasoning
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 4oz cream cheese (Leave this out if you want to go for a healthier version.)
Add everything to your crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Could that be any easier? Now this recipe feeds my family of four with leftovers but if you have more kids or extra hungry hippos at home feel free to double. You can also freeze the extra, too.
I like to serve with sour cream, avocado, and tortilla chips.
Meal Planning Tips
Now that you have the recipe, I want to talk about simplifying meals. I’ve tried meal planning in the past and failed. But what has worked for me is choosing a theme for each day of the week and creating a meal around that.
For instance, every Monday I’ve been trying to cook a pasta dish. I love variations of homemade mac and cheese or even grabbing some healthy fresh pasta at the store. I pair it with a protein, usually a rotisserie chicken.
Tuesdays are, what else, taco Tuesday! This can be straightforward tacos, beef nachos, or even quesadillas.
Wednesdays are my busiest days since my daughter has swim lessons so I call it Crockpot Wednesday. I either stick with a tried and true or if I’m feeling adventurous, find a new recipe. The main point is that it has to be easy and I have to be able to throw it in during my younger daughter’s naptime and have it be ready by dinner. Here are a few other of my absolute favorite slow cooker recipes.
On Thursdays, I like to make a sheet pan dinner. That way I can prep the meat and vegetables in the morning and then just cook around 4:30 or 5:00 pm. Clean-up is a breeze too.
On Fridays, I like to either throw in a pizza with a side of vegetables (the kids’ favorite meal haha), or if not we might get takeout this day.
Since my husband is home on the weekend I am able to commit to a more intensive meal on Saturday. But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have to be easy! This is a great day to whip together an Instapot meal and make extra so I have leftovers for church the next day. Try this healthy (but still delicious) traditional chili recipe.
I call Sundays my scavenger day because we either eat leftovers or I try to create a meal from what’s left in the pantry and freezer. Is it the most gourmet meal? Nope. But it’s helping me cut down on food waste, and save money, and sometimes it’s fun to have random food anyway.
What day of the week will you try this slow cooker white chicken chili recipe?!