Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili – A Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Salsa

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Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is made with four ingredients including chicken breast, salsa, Randall’s Great Northern Beans and Monterrey Jack Cheese.  This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa is easily modified to your family’s tastes and preferences.

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili Recipe:

My family has always called this soup Crock Pot Chicken Chili; however, it is truly more of a Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe since it honestly doesn’t contain any chili powder whatsoever.  Instead, the flavor and heat comes from the combination of salsa and Monterrey Jack cheese.

This is a perfect soup to start on a weekend morning to have ready to eat when your favorite team kicks off.

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup comes from a family friend, and you know it is a good recipe when they serve it at every family gathering. That is the case with this Chicken Chili made in the Crock Pot. It is definitely a tried and true recipe that is sure to please!

White Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Crock Pot

The great thing is that this slow cooker chicken tortilla soup can be customized to fit your family’s tastes, including how much heat is preferred.

If you like a hot and spicy chicken tortilla soup, use your favorite medium or hot salsa.  My family prefers little to no heat at all, so I typically use mild salsa from Aldi.

Another easy change based your family’s tastes is to swap in your favorite type of cheese for the Monterey Jack. Pepper Jack, Colby Jack or even basic cheddar cheese would all work just fine.

Lastly, if you’re having trouble finding Randall’s Great Northern Beans, use any other brand or swap in other types of beans including Pintos or black beans.

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Salsa

Chicken Breasts (2 – 4 based on what your family needs)

Salsa, your favorite type

Randall’s Great Northern Beans, do not drain

Monterrey Jack Cheese, cubed or shredded

How to Make Creamy White Chicken Chili in the Crock Pot:

For the full recipe amounts and steps for slow cooker white chicken chili, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. Add chicken and salsa to crock pot; cook on high for 3 hours.
  2. Remove chicken; shred. Return chicken to crock pot.
  3. Add beans and cheese; cook for an additional 30 to 60 minutes.
  4. Stir to incorporate cheese before serving with tortilla strips or chips.

Notes about Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili

With just four simple ingredients, this Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili recipe is one that you can easily customize in several different ways:

  • The recipe calls from Randall Great Northern Beans but if you have another type of preferred bean, just be sure you use a 48 ounce jar of fully cooked, ready to eat beans and do not drain them.
  • Use skinless, boneless chicken breast or thighs depending on your preference.
  • Do you or your family like a bit more heat in your chili? Switch out the Monterrey Jack cheese with a Monterrey Jack cheese with jalapenos.
  • Use whatever kind of salsa prefer so if your family has a favorite brand, style or flavor, use it!

You have so many options to make this chili your own! Serve this slow cooker chicken chili with tortilla chips or crackers.

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Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili - A Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup with Salsa

Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is made with four ingredients including chicken breast, salsa, Randall's Great Northern Beans and Monterrey Jack Cheese.  This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa is easily modified to your family's tastes and preferences. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time3 hrs 35 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot chicken tortilla soup, Crock Pot White Chicken Chili, Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili, Slow Cooker Chicken Chili, slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa, Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 48 ounces jar Randall Great Northern Beans, undrained
  • 24 ounces salsa
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, cubed

Instructions

  • Add chicken and salsa to crock pot insert.
    Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is made with four ingredients including chicken breast, salsa, Randall's Great Northern Beans and Monterrey Jack Cheese.  This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa is easily modified to your family's tastes and preferences. 
  • Cook on high for 3 hours.
    Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is made with four ingredients including chicken breast, salsa, Randall's Great Northern Beans and Monterrey Jack Cheese.  This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa is easily modified to your family's tastes and preferences. 
  • Remove chicken and shred or cube.
    Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is made with four ingredients including chicken breast, salsa, Randall's Great Northern Beans and Monterrey Jack Cheese.  This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa is easily modified to your family's tastes and preferences. 
  • Add shredded chicken, undrained beans and cubed cheese back to the salsa in the crock pot insert.
    Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is made with four ingredients including chicken breast, salsa, Randall's Great Northern Beans and Monterrey Jack Cheese.  This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa is easily modified to your family's tastes and preferences. 
  • Cook for an additional 30 minutes to an hour.
    Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is made with four ingredients including chicken breast, salsa, Randall's Great Northern Beans and Monterrey Jack Cheese.  This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa is easily modified to your family's tastes and preferences. 
  • Stir up to incorporate melted cheese.
    Easy Crock Pot Chicken Chili is made with four ingredients including chicken breast, salsa, Randall's Great Northern Beans and Monterrey Jack Cheese.  This slow cooker chicken tortilla soup with salsa is easily modified to your family's tastes and preferences. 

Notes

  • The recipe calls from Randall Great Northern Beans but if you have another type of preferred bean, just be sure you use a 48 ounce jar of fully cooked, ready to eat beans and do not drain them.
  • Use skinless, boneless chicken breast or thighs depending on your preference.
  • Do you or your family like a bit more heat in your chili? Switch out the Monterrey Jack cheese with a Monterrey Jack cheese with jalapenos.
  • Use whatever kind of salsa prefer so if your family has a favorite brand, style or flavor, use it!
You have so many options to make this chili your own! Serve this slow cooker chicken chili with tortilla chips or crackers.  Try Slow Cooker Chicken Corn Chowder for another dinner option.

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