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!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili in a bowl with cilantro and avocado

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!

Ingredients for Slow Cooker Chicken Chili in a slow cooker

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!

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili in a slow cooker garnished with cilantro

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!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

Mild Salsa Ground Cumin Slow Cooker

Overhead shot of chicken chili ingredients in a crockpot
4.89 from 17 votes
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
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!


  • 3 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup bell peppers (red or orange), diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded & minced
  • 15 ounces corn drained & rinsed
  • 14 ounces black beans drained & rinsed
  • 14 ounces kidney beans drained & rinsed
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 10 ounces Rotel tomatoes 1 can
  • ¾ cup salsa
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 3 cups chicken broth low sodium
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 can refried beans

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  • Place chicken, bell peppers, jalapeno pepper, corn, beans, onion and tomatoes into the slow cooker.
  • In a large bowl combine salsa, lime juice, chicken broth, garlic, cumin and chili powder. Pour over chicken mixture.
  • 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.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 377, Carbohydrates: 59g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 993mg, Potassium: 1224mg, Fiber: 17g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1684IU, Vitamin C: 70mg, Calcium: 93mg, Iron: 5mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword slow cooker chicken chili
Course Dinner
Cuisine American


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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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