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Slow Cooker White Chicken and Corn Chili

In the dead of winter, there is nothing more comforting than coming home to a steaming bowl of chili. Instead of combining ground beef with a typical thick, tomato base, this white chicken and corn chili is a healthier, lighter take on a winter classic.

Mashing white kidney beans with a fork before adding them to the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients adds texture and heartiness to this trimmed-down chili. The boneless, skinless chicken breasts are a healthy, lean protein that won’t leave you missing the ground chuck. While this chili cuts corners in the calorie department, it sure doesn’t skimp on flavor – jalapeños and a bit of cayenne pepper add just the right amount of kick.

Sprinkle shredded cheese on top (even slimmed-down chili needs cheese), serve with your favorite tortilla chips, find the fuzziest blanket, and enjoy the perfect accompaniment to a frigid winter night.

Slow Cooker White Chicken and Corn Chili

Yield: Serves 12
Author: Hamilton Beach Test Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) cannellini beans (white kidney beans), drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed, minced
  • 1 package (16 oz.) frozen corn
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Mash 1/2 cup of cannellini beans with fork.
  2. Place all ingredients (except cheese) including mashed beans in slow cooker and stir to combine.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
  4. Top with shredded cheddar cheese before serving.

If you’re like most people, an occasional last-minute party will pop up. Don’t worry, Hamilton Beach® Programmable Slow Cookers can easily adapt. You simply add ingredients in the morning and let the slow cooker finish the cooking automatically. Once the cooking time is up, they automatically switch to warm.

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