Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili is the flavors of jalapeno dip guilt free. Chicken in creamy broth, beans, and cream cheese. kick. Weight Watcher friendly- 4 SmartPoints!
One of my favorite party appetizers is jalapeno popper dip. Have you ever had it?! It’s delicious. Cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, mixed with fresh jalapenos and baked until bubbly. I wish I could eat it right now, but this dip is not the friendliest on my waist line. Luckily, I have a chili recipe that can cure my craving. Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili has all the great flavors of the beloved party dip without the guilt. Slow cooked chicken mixed with a creamy broth, white beans, and you guessed it… cream cheese! This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and two cups is 4 SmartPoints.
I’m always looking for creative ways to redo classic recipes. There are so many different recipes in my head for soups, chili’s, and stews. In the winter, I could eat chili every day… no joke. Delicious seasoned meat mixed with beans is so hearty and comforting on a cold day. While I love my “Texas Chili” , I like to change things up a bit and use chicken (instead of beef) with a white cream sauce, rather than tomato sauce.
A few months ago on one of my splurge days (days when I get to use extra Weight Watcher points), I made Jalapeno Popper Dip for my husband and I to munch on during Sunday football. You’ve had Jalapeno Popper dip right? Well if not, you need to get some in your life ASAP. Softened cream cheese mixed with shredded cheese, diced with jalapenos, topped panko and baked until bubbly. It’s oh so good! Unfortunately, this dip is reserved for special occasions for me (parties or splurge days).
A few weeks ago, I was craving this dip and craving chili at the same time (a frequently dilemma that I deal with… craving two things at the same time). Usually when I am faced with this dilemma I just combined the two things that I’m craving and cross my fingers that it works. I decided to take a leap of faith and marry these two dishes. It worked! This chili is so good and surprisingly not high in Weight Watcher SmartPoints. Super easy to make, packed with fresh ingredients, and tastes JUST LIKE JALAPENO POPPER DIP!! I like to make this in my crock pot on a Friday so that my husband and I could eat this soup all weekend, that way I don’t have to cook or we don’t have to eat out!
Not only is this chili delicious and filling, it’s also made in the crock pot so it’s a great meal to make during a busy work week! To a crock pot, add diced jalapenos, onion, garlic, and bell pepper. Next add chicken broth, seasonings, white northern beans, and chicken breast. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Once cooked, remove the chicken breast from the crock pot and shredded with two forks. The chicken is so tender and moist that it will fall apart with little effort!!
Add the chicken back to the crock pot along with light cream cheese and cook for another 30 minutes. The cream cheese melts to perfection and makes a delicious cream sauce to coat the chicken and beans.
Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili has all the great flavors of the beloved party dip without the guilt. Slow cooked chicken mixed with a creamy broth, white beans, and cream cheese! Not too spicy with just the right kick. Great for any day of the week. I like to serve my chili with homemade tortilla strips, a pinch of Monterey jack cheese, and diced avocado. Only 4 Weight Watchers SmartPoints for two cups!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
Serves 8, 2 Cups Per Serving0
4 SMARTPOINTS per serving
10 minPrep Time
8 hrCook Time
8 hr, 10 Total Time
- 3 Jalapenos (Remove seeds to make less spicy)
- ½ Large White Onion
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 ½ Cup Canned White Northern Beans
- 2 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Pepper, to taste
- 1 Tablespoon Mexican Oregano (or regular oregano)
- 3 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Cumin
- 2 Pounds Chicken Breast
- 6 Ounces Light Cream Cheese
- ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro
- ¼ Cup Chopped Green Onions
- Dice jalapenos, onion, garlic, bell pepper and add to crock pot.
- Add chicken broth, beans, and seasonings to crock pot.
- Place chicken breast in crock pot. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
- Remove chicken from crock pot and shred with two forks.
- Add chicken back to crock pot.
- Add cream cheese and mix well.
- Cook for 30 minutes.
- Turn off heat and add cilantro and green onions.
- Garnish with Monterey jack cheese, tortilla trips, and diced avocado.
This chili is freezer friendly!
Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Serves 8, 2 Cups Per Serving- (4 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 93 FAT: 6.4 SATURATED FAT: 3.8 CARBS: 3.9 FIBER: 0 SUGARS: 2.7 PROTEIN: 4.9
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RoseJanuary 11, 2017 at 3:44 pm I love the twist of jalapeno popper flavor for slow cooker chicken chili! Rose recently posted...Just a Note Sheet Music Greeting Cards
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:30 am Thanks Rose!!
Brittany~www.followthedyers.comJanuary 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm This sounds like it would be full of so much flavor! Yum! Brittany~www.followthedyers.com recently posted...Wednesday Devotional: Truth & Righteousness
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:29 am It does! Thanks Brittany!
Christina BergerJanuary 11, 2017 at 4:52 pm I love Jalapeño popper dip! Lately I have been finding all kinds of recipes on Facebook and sharing them whenever possible, I need to try the chili!
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:25 am Thank you Christina!
DionnaJanuary 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm This is yummy! I have everything to make this but don't do dairy. Can I make it without?
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:24 am Great question!! You can use non-dairy cream cheese to substitute regular cream cheese. I know Trader Joe's sells this. You could also look for something at your local grocery store in the section where tofu is. You could even use silken-ed tofu. I haven't tried it, but I've heard it has the same consistency. Thanks for commenting!!
Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.January 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm Can't believe this is 9 WW points only! This looks great. And so cozy and comforting with the cold weather right now :)
Brittany FerrellJanuary 11, 2017 at 6:13 pm This sounds so delicious! I am a huge fan of slow cooker meals! I love that this seems to incorporate spicy and sweet! That is the perfect flavor combination!
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:16 am It really is a great combo... Easy to make and delicious! Thanks Brittany!!
SofiaJanuary 11, 2017 at 6:22 pm I just had dinner yet this made my mouth water! Immediately bookmarking :)
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:15 am Awesome! Thank you Sofia!
AishaJanuary 11, 2017 at 9:01 pm Oh this looks so yummy! I'm trying to think of fun, fresh dishes for a birthday party I'm hosting at the end of the month and I think this will do the trick!
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:15 am Great idea Aisha! I hope the party is fun!!
AmandaJanuary 11, 2017 at 9:04 pm This is a truly imaginative take on chili. The jalapeno popper flavors are terrific. I am going to pin this. My family will love it! Amanda recently posted...Gluten Free Jamaican Jerk Tacos with Spicy Mayo
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:14 am Thank you SO much Amanda!
BrandyJanuary 11, 2017 at 9:41 pm We're anticipating an ice storm this weekend and this is now on the menu. We had regular chili last weekend in the snow storm - thanks for sharing this at the perfect time!
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:14 am This soup is perfect as it will keep you fed all weekend! Stay warm and safe!
kristinJanuary 11, 2017 at 10:39 pm Pinning and salivating
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:13 am Thank you Kristin!
michelleJanuary 11, 2017 at 11:32 pm This looks so goooooooood!!!
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:12 am It really is!! Thanks Michelle!
CarrieJanuary 12, 2017 at 6:13 am oh my. Hubby loves jalapenos. I think I'll surprise him with this. Pinned it!
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:11 am You should! Thanks for pinning!
aliaJanuary 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm This looks so yummy! Can't wait to try it!
KristineJanuary 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm Thanks Alia! I hope you give this recipe a try soon :)
IdrissJanuary 12, 2017 at 2:39 pm Looks so good ! Never thought of making it before, great job !
KristineJanuary 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm Thanks so much Idriss!
Michelle KochJanuary 12, 2017 at 3:48 pm I'm thinking that this looks like a good recipe to make for the Super Bowl. I didn't even know there was Mexican Oregano!
KristineJanuary 13, 2017 at 5:47 pm OH great! I hope you make this for the big game :) If you can't find Mexican Oregano at your grocery store, you can buy it on Amazon (that's what I have to do sometimes)!
SheilaJanuary 12, 2017 at 6:19 pm This is a great alternative and I love a good chicken chili and the flavor sounds amazing! Plus only 9 WW points! That will preach :-) Sheila recently posted...4 Easy and Practical Ways to Achieve Your Goals
KristineJanuary 13, 2017 at 5:46 pm It's packed with awesome flavor and it's a steal for only 9 points! Thank you for commenting Sheila!
Erin Klema | The Epicurean TravelerJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:30 pm I've been looking for a new chicken chili recipe to try in my Crock Pot, and this totally fits the bill. I pinned your recipe, and I hope to try it within the next month while the temps are still in the frigid zone.
KristineJanuary 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm Awesome! I hope you make it soon. Thanks for pinning Erin!
Beth | Adventuring the Great Wide SomewhereJanuary 13, 2017 at 1:38 pm I love white chicken chili, and this health-conscious spin on it sounds soooo good! I love that it is so easy to make, as you said, perfect for weeknights, and with very few ingredients. I may have to get the fiance on board with this one. Looks great! Beth | Adventuring the Great Wide Somewhere recently posted...Getting Lost At the Musée du Louvre
KristineJanuary 13, 2017 at 5:43 pm Awesome! Thanks Beth! It really is easy to make. I hope you get your fiance on board with it too :)
25+ Healthy Crockpot RecipesJanuary 23, 2017 at 6:01 pm […] Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili: This chili has all the great flavors of the beloved party dip without the guilt. Slow cooked chicken mixed with a creamy broth, white beans, and you guessed it… cream cheese! This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and two cups is 9 SmartPoints. […]
TinaApril 18, 2017 at 11:40 pm Do you ever add more chicken broth? 2 cups doesn't seem like enough to me.
KristineApril 19, 2017 at 5:29 pm I like my soup a bit on the thick side so I only add 2 cups of chicken broth. You could totally add a 1/2 cup of chicken broth or water to the recipe if you want!