Trim Healthy Mama style Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Trim Healthy Mama style Crock Pot White Chicken Chili from thecoersfamily.com

We love creamy White Chicken Chili made easy in our Crock Pot. This recipe lightens up our favorite cold weather dish and keeps it in line with the Trim Healthy Mama plan by replacing a few ingredients. Same great flavors, just weight-loss friendly. 

Beans are high in healthy carbs, which makes this an E (energizing) meal. This recipe uses navy beans, which can contain a whopping 48 grams of carbs per cup, but balance out with over 11 grams of dietary fiber, bringing the total carb count down to a more tolerable 36 net carb count. The great thing about beans is they are digested slowly which doesn’t cause a large spike in blood sugar after eating. You feel full longer after eating a healthy carb dish made with beans. 

To keep this dish Trim Healthy Mama E friendly, we keep the fats to a minimum by using skinless chicken breast, non-fat Greek yogurt, and fat-free chicken broth. 

This is a meal your whole family can enjoy together. Children and folks not watching their weight can have a slice of cornbread or some delicious whole-grain tortillas along with their bowl of chili. Trim Healthy Mamas (and Papas) can skip the breads and enjoy this hearty bowl of chili as a meal by itself with a dollop of plain non-fat Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.

Trim Healthy Mama Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Ingredients:

  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound bag dried navy beans
  • 1 (10-ounce) can mild Rotel, or a store-brand alternative
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
  • 3 cups fat-free chicken broth
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro, dried or fresh
  • 1-2 teaspoons salt, or more according to taste preferences
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • additional water as needed during cooking

Soak dried beans in water overnight. Drain water, rinse, and place in Crock Pot. If you don’t have time to soak the beans, it’s okay. Soaking the beans helps them to be easier to digest. Dried beans that haven’t been soaked can simply be rinsed and added to the Crock Pot.

Add Rotel, green chilies, chicken breasts, chicken broth, and seasonings. 

Trim Healthy Mama Crock Pot white chicken chili from thecoersfamily.com

Stir to mix and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add water as needed during cooking to keep beans from drying out. I generally add a cup of water after a few hours of cooking.

Just prior to serving use a sturdy spoon to break up the chicken. Add one cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt and stir to mix well.

Trim Healthy Mama Crock Pot white chicken chili from thecoersfamily.com

 Enjoy a bowl with a dollop of plain non-fat Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.

Trim Healthy Mama Crock Pot white chicken chili from thecoersfamily.com

Trim Healthy Mama (e) Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
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Ingredients
  1. 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 pound bag dried navy beans
  3. 1 (10-ounce) can mild Rotel, or a store-brand alternative
  4. 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
  5. 3 cups fat-free chicken broth
  6. 1/8 cup chopped cilantro, dried or fresh
  7. 1-2 teaspoons salt
  8. 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  10. 2 teaspoons paprika
  11. 2 teaspoons chili powder
  12. 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  13. additional water as needed during cooking
Instructions
  1. Soak dried beans in water overnight. Drain water, rinse, and place in Crock Pot. If you don't have time to soak the beans, it's okay. Soaking the beans helps them to be easier to digest. Dried beans that haven't been soaked can simply be rinsed and added to the Crock Pot.
  2. Add Rotel, green chilies, chicken breasts, chicken broth, and seasonings.
  3. Stir to mix and cover. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Add water as needed during cooking to keep beans from drying out.
  4. Just prior to serving use a sturdy spoon to break up the chicken.
  5. Add one cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt and stir to mix well.
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40 thoughts on “Trim Healthy Mama style Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

  1. Liz

    yum, love a white chili

  2. Molly

    I think 2 tablespoons of salt was WAY too much.

    1. amandacoers

      Thank you for the heads up, Molly! I went ahead and changed it to one tablespoon, more if needed.

      1. monique

        The version to print still says 2 tablespoons………. just FYI .making this tonight.. …….funny because I had just found this recipe via someone on my Nutrisystem board and my husband asked for white chili out of the blue…………WISH ME LUCK 😀

        1. Amanda Coers

          I tell y’all, I’d lose my head if it wasn’t attached! 😉 thanks for catching that for me. I’ll try to fix that after church this afternoon.

          1. monique

            Eating right now……delish! We are watching our salt intake and I cut down the salt to 1/2 a tablespoon. Came out just right……… added spicy jalapeños when serving and WOW! THANKS we loved it 😀

  3. Deb Matthews

    This sounds yummy! I’m printing it off and plan to make it this week!!

  4. Sara Simmons

    Looks soo good! Can’t wait to test this one out, still new to THM.

  5. Dana

    This looks wonderful!! Chili is one of our favorite cold weather dishes, and I look forward to trying a THM suitable version.

  6. Jillian

    looks delicious!

  7. lostinavalonor

    Yay! A THM recipe with no special ingredients! Love it! I’d love for you to link up with my homemaking party.

    hopeineveryseason.com.

    Blessings,
    Sarah

  8. Laura Michaud

    Do you pre-cook the chicken breast?

    1. amandacoers

      I use raw, they are fully cooked after several hours in the crock pot

  9. Laura Laufer

    Have you ever made this without beans? If so how much do you reduce the liquid content by? Thanks!

  10. Cindy

    What is the serving size, 1 cup or ? I noticed a lot of recipes on this eating plan does not say serving size.

    1. amandacoers

      About 1.5-2 cups is a good, generous serving to fill you up :) I eat about 2 cups. I like the freedom of just eating and not worrying too much about portion sizes

  11. Maggie S.

    What is Rotel?

    1. amandacoers

      It’s a small can of diced tomatoes and green chilies

  12. jennyp

    do you put the chicken breasts in whole or do you cut, dice, etc?

    1. amandacoers

      I usually put mine in whole, and break them up after they’ve cooked. Makes it nice and easy :)

  13. Vickie

    Might be a dumb question but for newbies it might not be…is this considered an E meal?

    1. amandacoers

      Yes, this is an E :)

  14. Vickie

    oops…now I see the E in the Title…silly me

  15. Amanda Main

    About how many servings are in this recipe?

  16. Karla Terry

    This is in my crock pot right now. I have to admit (being from Texas) I’ve never had white chili. Of course I’ve had lots of just regular chili. So I’m giddy with excitement to see how this turns out. The spices just fill my house with a wonderful scent. I love your blog/recipes. It’s good to find someone that LOVES food like I do but still fights to make it healthy. Food is a pure weakness for me and I have struggled with my weight all my life. Thanks for sharing your talent and passion with people like me!

  17. Amber

    Have you ever used canned beans? Would they work?

  18. Rachel

    Im new to THM, so what makes this an (e) meal? Aren’t chicken and beans considered protein? And I don’t see any high carbs…Sorry for my ignorance :)

    1. Amanda Coers

      Dont worry! :) we’ve all been new once too! Beans have a high carb content, so they’re an E food

  19. Shari

    will this work with canned beans? And if so, how many cans (ounces)????

  20. Aberlyn

    Do you serve anything alongside with this? I have tortillas for them to put the chicken on, but not sure what else needs to go with it?

    1. Amanda Coers

      I like a low carb mission tortilla with light laughing cow cheese on the side :)

  21. tontiveros2013

    Printing and planning on this chili for next week. Sounds wonderful and it is perfect for the cold weather we’re having in El Paso. Thanks.

  22. Stephanie McGee

    Yeah, 1 says 1 T of salt, the other says 2 T. Disappointed that I used 2. Way too much!! :(

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  24. Margaret

    I would like to know how many cans of beans too, in lieu of one pound of dried beans. Does 3-4 sound right?

    1. Amanda Coers

      About 3-4 sound good to me!

  25. Jamie

    Just started thm this week and have now made 4 of your recipes and they have all been delicious!! My hubby says he can’t believe we are on a diet. This chicken chili was amazing!!

    1. Amanda Coers

      Yay! I’m so glad! :) and I can’t wait to hear about your progress!

  26. sahm4god

    This is the 2nd time I have made this. Both times, my beans did not soften. I am perplexed, the first time, I thought it was because the beans were old, but this time, i know they are not. This chili is very good but my whole family is turned off by the hard beans.

    1. +++

      The same has happened to me… I think I should’ve soaked the beans overnight!


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