Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili with Hominy

by Erin

Taste the lighter side of the chili world with this easy slow cooker white bean chicken chili.

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Despite the mild winter we’ve had in Ohio I’ve been binging on slow cooker meals since October, including some new chilis such as a BBQ pork version and a smoked sausage version. Spring is now teasing to return and so are my spring-cravings. But since I’m not quite ready to give up on the comfort food just yet I went ahead and made a new version of white chicken chili because I felt like it was a good segway. I shared a recipe for white chili a long time ago and it totally rocked my world (despite the horrid picture taking skills I had at the time) but now I’ve added hominy and thrown it all into a slow cooker.

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Now I’m going to share this little snippet of a conversation I had with a friend of mine when he requested the recipe for this chili after devouring 2 full bowls of it:

“Well I guess you could say that all of the ingredients are in perfect “hominy”!” – Josh
“Well isn’t that just perfectly corny” – Me

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In case that wasn’t entertaining enough for you I’ve got something else up my sleeve. If you love leftovers as much as I do (throwing them in your lunch bag or eating them up on a busy weeknight) then you will be excited about hear that I am giving away a set of Snapware! I absolutely loved using them to store the leftovers of this chili to reheat and enjoy later. After saving this recipe, scroll to the bottom of the post and enter using the widget!

One year ago: Reuben Pizza with Guinness Crust

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Three years ago: Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls

Five years ago: Chicken Parmeatballs


Serves 8


3 cups low sodium chicken broth, divided

2-15 oz. cans hominy, divided, drained and rinsed

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 medium onions, chopped

6 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp salt

2 tsp cumin

2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

2-15.5 oz. cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed

16 oz. (4-4 oz. cans) diced green chiles

2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  1. In a blender, puree 2 cups of broth and 1 can of hominy until smooth. Pour into a 6-7 quart slow-cooker.
  2. In a 12-inch skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and seasonings, and cook for 10 minutes or until the onions are softened. Add the remaining 1 cup of the broth and scrape up any brown bits. Pour into the slow-cooker.
  3. Stir in the beans, remaining hominy, and green chiles. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper and submerge. Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours.
  4. Remove the chicken and place on a plate or cutting board, and let sit for about 10 minutes. Shred the meat into bite-size pieces with two forks. Add back into the slow-cooker, along with the heavy cream, cilantro, and additional salt and pepper if needed to taste. Cover, and leave the cooker on warm until you are ready to serve.
  5. Serve with preferred toppings, such as cilantro.

Source: Adapted from my White Bean Chicken Chili and Fearless Homemaker.
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Luzviminda Gunter-Smith March 10, 2016 - 10:35 pm

Always made some chilli and have some left overs so this is very handy

Madeline March 10, 2016 - 4:41 pm

Any kind of pasta is always delicious as leftovers, at least I think so :)

Jennifer W March 8, 2016 - 8:30 pm

We usually have some chili left, and chili for some reason always tastes better the next day.

LynneMarie March 7, 2016 - 8:32 pm

My favorite meal for leftovers is Sloppy Joe’s. I’ll make a big batch and then freeze some and also leave some in the fridge for a couple of meals that week.

Kristen @ Dinner for Two Blog March 7, 2016 - 10:07 am

I love leftover chili!

Melissa R March 6, 2016 - 11:50 pm

Any kind of soup or stew is great for leftovers. I think they taste better the second day!

shaunie March 6, 2016 - 11:50 pm

I would have to say that it is homemade tuna

jberry March 6, 2016 - 9:48 pm

I do a mean Thai Chicken dish that only gets better each day.

sarah k @ the pajama chef March 5, 2016 - 5:06 pm

i’m actually a big fan of leftovers! baked pasta, roasted chicken, soup… my mom’s lasagna is even better the next day so that’s probably my favorite. :)

Kimberly K March 5, 2016 - 1:12 pm

I love leftover soups, fried chicken and lasagna!

Anita L March 5, 2016 - 11:53 am

Leftovers are great from most any meal and they’re perfect for sending with hubby to work the next day. My personal favorite is chicken!!

Judy G March 5, 2016 - 5:20 am

I too love leftovers in any form. Makes for an easy day when there are some in the fridge or freezer.

Starla B March 5, 2016 - 2:44 am

Yum! That looks delicious. My favorite meal for left overs is definitely chicken and dumplings or chicken soup!

jan March 5, 2016 - 12:19 am

My favorite meal for leftovers is meatloaf and Hawaiian pizza!

Tracey A. March 4, 2016 - 11:30 pm

Pizza! I love cold pizza in the morning! Am I weird?

Leslie March 4, 2016 - 10:13 pm

I look forward every year to a fridge stuffed with Thanksgiving leftovers. I freeze bags of chopped turkey and chopped ham in 2 cup amounts for casseroles an soups for months.

Anne March 4, 2016 - 10:01 pm

I think the reason we have roast chicken so often is for the leftover meat. A favorite meal in our house is leftover chicken and veggies in cream sauce, usually served over rice. It’s never the same twice, but it’s always good.

Amy @ fearless homemaker March 4, 2016 - 9:33 pm

You know I love a slow-cooker meal, and you also know I super approve of this one. =) Looks fantastic and I love you and your friend’s puns, HA!

Amy @ fearless homemaker March 4, 2016 - 9:34 pm

Oh, and my favorite meal for leftovers? I’m partial to stews (like a good red wine beef stew) and soups. All of those seem to get better after a day in the fridge!

Heather March 4, 2016 - 9:14 pm

Hands down my favorite meal for leftovers is lasagna! It is so much better left over!

SandyRees March 4, 2016 - 9:08 pm

My favorite leftover is spaghetti. It tastes even better the next day.

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 4, 2016 - 8:49 pm

I looove leftovers for like…every meal! I’m a big leftover gal lol

Amy C. March 4, 2016 - 8:22 pm

I love homemade soups and lasagna as leftovers. But really, I love all leftovers! It’s one less day of cooking!

cindy brickley March 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm

You can never go wrong with a good pot of chiili. It is always better the next day, best leftovers.

Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating March 4, 2016 - 6:54 pm

Favorite dish for leftovers is my healthy charro beans. It makes SO many servings in a slow cooker for super cheap and it goes far. Quite tasty, too!

Faye Gates March 4, 2016 - 6:51 pm

My favorite leftover is shrimp fried rice. I eat it every day.

Monique March 4, 2016 - 6:42 pm

I want to try

Anice March 4, 2016 - 5:17 pm

Looks delicious!!! It’s on my menu plan for next week. Thanks! ;)


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