The IL-22 NKp46+ innate lymphoid cells, NCR22 cells, are very important for the early host defense against microbial pathogens. We show here that NCR22 cells were differentiated from Lin-CD127+CD117+ cells that were derived from hematopoietic precursor cells (HPCs) of mouse bone marrow cells. The combination of low concentrations of IL-23 and IL-15 induced differentiation of NCR22 cells from Lin-CD127+CD117+ cells. NCR22 cells expressed a large amount of IL-22 and RORγt, and they had poor cytolytic activity and produced little IFN-γ Lin-CD127+CD117+ cells were very similar to intestinal lamina propria LTi-like cells; both cells dominantly expressed RORγt and IL-22. Meanwhile, Lin-CD127-CD117+ cells that were also derived from HPCs did not express RORγt and IL-22, and they developed into conventional NK cells, not into NCR22 cells. These findings revealed that NCR22 cells can be differentiated from Lin-CD127+CD117+ cells which are derived from HPCs.