White Bean Chicken Soup

5 from 5 votes

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This white bean chicken soup is a healthy chicken recipe, full of flavor and warmth and made even better by the convenience of your  slow cooker.

A spoonful of chicken soup over a soup bowl
Make this great northern bean recipe in the slow cooker.

The beautiful thing about this white bean soup is that you can go as light or as heavy as you want, with the different options of ingredients.

I’m trying to shed a few “LB’s” and so I kept my serving fairly bare, and it was still delicious.

Our 13 year-old twin boys however loaded their bowls up, with delcious options like shredded Mexican cheese, tortilla chips, and a big dollup of sour cream of course!

It’s the versatility and convenience of this healthy chicken recipe that makes it the ideal family meal.

White Bean Chicken Soup


A bowl of soup with cheese on top[
Dress this chicken and white bean soup up as heavy or as light as you want. The choice is yours!


Ingredients  for This White Bean Chicken Soup
  • Roasted Chicken Breast  (or easily turn this  into a rotisseriec chicken recipe for added ease).
  • Chicken  Broth
  • Salsa Verde
  • Cumin
  • Great Northern Beans
-Optional Add-Ons-
  • Cilantro
  • Green Onion
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese
A plate of food, with chicken soup and sour cream on top
You can dress this easy chicken soup recipe, any way you like!

This slow cooker chicken soup started out as a white chicken chili but ended up as a thinner, broth-based  soup.

As you can see, the results were delicious, and healthy. Give this slow cooker soup recipe a try, you’re going to love it!

A bowl of soup with slices of avocado on top
Enjoy this healthy crock pot chicken soup today!

If you’re a fan of slow cooker soups, we have a few more great soup recipes for you to try!


White Bean Chicken Soup

5 from 5 votes
This slow cooker soup recipe is a meal the whole family will enjoy. Turn it into a rotisserie chicken recipe for added convenience!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 8


  • 2 Roasted Chicken Breasts (shredded)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 6 cups Chicken Broth, reduced sodium
  • 2 cups Salsa verde
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 32 oz Great Northern Beans, Drained

Optional Garnishes

  • Diced Cilantro, Garnish
  • Diced Green Onions, Garnish
  • Avocado, Garnish
  • Sour Cream, Garnish
  • Shredded Mexican Cheese, Garnish


  • Drizzle olive oil over chicken breast, salt and pepper to taste.  Cook in a 350 degree oven for approximately 30-40 minutes or until cooked.  Let cool.  Using 2 forks shred the chicken. Set aside.
  • In a crockpot, add chicken broth, salsa verde, cumin, white beans and shredded chicken.  Cook on low for approximately 6 hours or on high for approximately 4 hours.
  • Serve as is or garnish with cilantro, green onions, avocado, sour cream or shredded Mexican cheese.  Salt and pepper to taste.


Calories: 218kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 16g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 1087mg, Potassium: 812mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 370IU, Vitamin C: 16.3mg, Calcium: 94mg, Iron: 3.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Mexican
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  1. Not sure about 32 oz of beans. I assume uncooked. Seems like an enormous amount or is it canned beans??
    Not yet made this but am keen

    1. Hi Karen, we use jarred Great Northern Beans. As the recipe indicates, be sure to Adrian them before using them. You can cut the amount in half if you wish but for this recipe which serves 8, we use a full 32 oz of them. Enjoy!

  2. I really prefer thicker soups, especially pureed soups, but I love your chicken chili in the broth. It works! Love all of the goodies, too.

    1. Mime, Thanks for comments. Our intent was to go thicker with this white bean soup but somehow morphed into a thinner broth-based soup and I’ve got to tell you, it’s pretty darn tasty!

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious, however I cheated, because my grocer sells “pulled chicken in his deli & all I had to
    do was break the chicken into bite-sized pieces & add to the slow cooker with other ingredients. I love your recipes, recipes like these are perfect to stay off of my leg too long as I just had a total knee replacement.
    Thanks for all of the hard work & love you pour into your blog!

    1. Thanks for the lovely comments, Margo. Cheating is perfectly acceptable with this healthy soup recipe and what a great idea you have given us! Thanks again for reaching out and we wish you a very speedy recovery with your new knee!