This Slow Cooker Ranch White Chicken Chili is an instant favorite! The slow cooker does so much to develop the rich savory broth – it’s my favorite part!
The ranch might seem like an odd ingredient, but a ranch dressing mix is a delicious blend of a variety to herbs and spices, so it makes for the perfect way to add tons of flavor to this dish.
And don’t worry about the chilies! They aren’t spicy, so you won’t end up with chili with a lot of heat. In fact, there’s not any heat in this at all, but that could change instantly with the addition of a sliced jalapeño or habanero or even little ground habanero powder – if you like it spicy! Y’all enjoy!
Slow Cooker Ranch White Chicken Chili
- 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts - about 2.5 pounds
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 chicken bullion cubes
- 1 (1-ounce) packet buttermilk ranch dressing mix
- 2 (15.8-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained
- 2 (4.5-ounce) cans chopped green chilies
- 1 (11-ounce) can white shoepeg corn, drained
- Salt and pepper
- sour cream and fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)
- In the crock of a 4 to 5 quart slow cooker, combine the broth, onion, garlic, cumin, oregano, bullion cubes, and ranch dressing powder. Add the chicken breasts to the broth, cover, and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.
- Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred the meat. Return the shredded meat to the slow cooker and add the drained beans, chilies, and corn. Add salt and pepper to taste. Return the lid to the slow cooker and cook for about 30 minutes or until the chicken, beans, and corn are heated through. Serve with a dollop of fresh sour cream and fresh cilantro.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.
This our absolute favorite recipe for white chicken chili! Thanks so much for sharing!
I’m so glad to hear y’all have enjoyed this one!
My 4yr old and 9yr old love to help in the kitchen we tried this crockpot recipe and it was a hit. my 10yr old even suggested adding some cheese tortellini i wasnt too sure im a stickler for following the exact recipe but it was thay addition made it even better….thanks so much we at this all weekend.
What a great idea! Tell little chef thanks!
We love this recipe and have been making it for years. We are also logging our food these days. Do you any nutritional content information or serving size info?
Glad to hear you’ve enjoyed it! Because this recipe calls for several convenience products that have varying nutritional content based on brand, I don’t include that information. I would recommend buying your favorite brands and using something like myfitnesspal.com to enter the info so you can get an accurate count.
We has this chili for dinner tonight. It was delicious! Thanks for another great recipe.
So glad you enjoyed it!!
Hmmm wonder how this could be done in an instant pot instead of crock pot for faster cooking, anyone tried it yet?
I’ve not tried it, but imagine it would work just fine.
This is a huge hit with my family. I have served it with chips, crackers, cornbread and rice. All was loved ❤️
So glad your family enjoyed it!!
Can this recipe be used in a crock pot the same way as a slow cooker? Thank you.
Crock pot is a just a brand name of slow cookers. Kind of like Q-Tips is a brand name of cotton swabs. The recipe should work just fine in any slow cooker. Enjoy!
I tried this without adding any salt, pepper or sour cream and tasted very well seasoned. The chicken was so tender and juicy I ended up going back for seconds. Of all the dishes I have made my wife told me to save this recipe for future. I guess I’ll be making this again! Thank you!!
I would say that’s a success! Glad y’all enjoyed it!!
Can I cook this on high? If so, for how long? Thanks!
About 3 hours should do the trick.
Missy@My Sh!tty Kitchen
I love putting the ranch in there, I can just taste this it looks so good!
I am thinking about using this recipe for a chili cookoff at church Sun…since I know there will be mostly the red chili types.Any suggestions? Is it correct with no chili powder? I wanted something more on the mild side since children will be eating it too. thanks
No chili powder. It’s very mild. Good luck!
I made this and it was fabulous as all of your recipes are!!! Thanks Stacey – you knocked it out of the park again.
Judy, you are too sweet to me! I’m so glad that you enjoyed it!
Is there nutritional information on this recipe? It sounds delicious!
I am making this tomorrow…can’t wait to try it! I see the chilies listed as going in initially with the chicken and then listed again added with corn, beans, etc… Can you tell me when you usually add them?
So sorry for the confusion. It really doesn’t make much difference, but I usually add them when I add the beans and corn.
Thank you! House smells amazing!!!
Hope y’all enjoy it!
Can I use a Rotisserie Chicken?
Absolutely! You can also just mix it all right on the stove top if you’re going to use the precooked chicken. 🙂
Excited to make this tomorrow! Is it spicy at all? I’m not a spicy food fan so I’m wondering if I should just do one can of green chiles? Thanks!
No, it’s not spicy at all. The green chiles don’t really have any heat.
I just used one can of chilis and it was perfect.i only used one can of chilis and it was perfect.
I added avocado ,shredded jack cheese,sour cream and tortilla strips on top of each serving.
Like a thick tortilla soup.
The avocado sounds like a great addition! So glad you enjoyed it!
Just like my tortilla soup recipe minus ranch and stewed tomatoes… sooo good with fried tortilla chips and avocado.
Did you use frozen or thawed chicken?
I used thawed.
Just made the Ranch white chicken chili tonight and it is absolutely delicious. Only added extra chicken broth for extra soup liquid. Everyone loved it!! Will be making it again!
Awesome! Glad to hear everyone enjoyed it!!
Made this last night… Delicious! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
You are so welcome! So glad y’all enjoyed it!
I bravely made this today and it was a huge hit with my family! I’m not very adventurous with my cooking but I decided to give this a try and hope for the best. As a mom of 3- I have to tell you how huge it is that everyone collectively agreed that dinner was delicious. I also found a great and easy to make corn bread recipe: box Corn Bread mix, box yellow cake mix follow ingredient instructions on back of both boxes, mix together and use the corn bread baking instructions. It comes out fluffier and sweeter
Thanks again for sharing your awesome recipe!
Yum! Sounds delish! So glad y’all enjoy the chili!
I live in Australia and have no idea what Ranch dressing mix is?? So is there an alternative to this
Hmmm… A couple dashes of onion powered and garlic powder and a little salt should work just fine. The ranch dressing mix isn’t necessary, it just give it a punch of flavor.
can you use a can of diced tomatoes also?
Yes! That would be a great addition!
to make the chili a little hotter add a LITTLE (be careful) white pepper……
and I forgot about a cup of shredded pepper jack cheese
when do you add the cheese?
Yes… when do you add it??
I’m half way through cooking it!
Yes! Great idea!
I have been looking for a fabulous white chili recipe to try, and this is it! Looks great!!
gorgeous …. thanks for the recipe
I like the idea of the ranch dressing. My chili is very similar, except I put in a can of dark red kidneys for color. Thanx for the recipe. PS, I didn’t realize there was trouble in river city. I have blogs that only show up when the writer has time or something to say. I knew you would be back eventually.
The ranch just gives it an extra boost of flavor! Enjoy!
I make white chili using ground chicken, pork, or turkey. Also with cannellini, mayocobas and chickpeas. Most all of my other ingredients are the same as yours. Absolutely cannot leave out the cumin because that just makes the chili zing. Really never thought of putting in the ranch mix. Maybe will try it next time.