Slow Cooker Chicken Chili


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This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili recipe comes together in just a few minutes and creates a hearty and healthy dinner that the entire family will love!

Cooked chicken chili in a bowl on table

A Chicken Chili That’s Both Delicious and Nutritious

There are few things better than coming home from a busy day to find an amazing dinner, hot and ready, waiting for you! This slow cooker chicken chili is a family favorite at my house because it is not only hearty, but it is leaner than most recipes that call for beef.  I also love this recipe because you can load it up with any veggies you have on hand!

pre cooked Ingredients for chicken chili in a crockpot

Add the Variety You Love

This recipe is extremely versatile.  I have used chicken breast in this recipe but you can also substitute ground chicken or turkey (you will need to pre-cook it) and reduce the broth to 2 cups. Red or white kidney beans are both great in this recipe.  I love to use all colors of bell peppers but you can use whatever color you have on hand!

Chicken Chili cooking in a crockpot

We like to top our slow cooker chicken chili with a variety of toppings! From sliced green onions to tortilla strips, cheese, and sour cream! Setting up a chili bar is a fun way to try different flavors and to mix favorites and make a bowl of chili that is uniquely perfect for your palate!

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Mild Salsa Ground Cumin Slow Cooker

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Review Recipe

SLOW COOKER CHICKEN CHILI

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili recipe comes together in just a few minutes and creates a hearty and healthy dinner that the entire family will love!

Ingredients

  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers (red or orange)
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded & minced
  • 1 15 oz can corn, drained & rinsed
  • 1 14 oz can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 14 oz can kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 3 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 can refried beans

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Instructions

  1. Place chicken, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, corn, beans, onion and tomatoes into the slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl combine salsa, lime juice, chicken broth, garlic, cumin and chili powder. Pour over chicken mixture.
  3. Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 6-8 hours. Remove and shred chicken. Return chicken to slow cooker, stir in refried beans and cook an additional 15-20 minutes or until hot.
  4. Serve with your favorite toppings.
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This is my go to crock pot recipe because it's SO good! Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is delicious and hearty; loaded with veggies and beans. The perfect meal to come home to!
This is my go to crock pot recipe because it's SO good! Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is delicious and hearty; loaded with veggies and beans. The perfect meal to come home to!

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