Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

This is our family’s go to slow cooker recipe when we want something easy to prepare, yummy and ready to eat at the end of a long work day. It’s delicious topped with fresh onions, cilantro, or cheddar.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Yields: 10 servings | Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 266 | Total Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 60 mg | Sodium: 254 mg | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Dietary fiber: 8 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 29 g | SmartPoints: 6 |

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 2 -3 chicken breast fillets (1.5 lbs) cut into bite size pieces (optional skinless, boneless thighs or a combination of breasts & thighs)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes with liquid
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth, fat free, low sodium (optional vegetable broth or water)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can Cannellini or Navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can Kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup reduced fat cheddar cheese for garnish

Directions

Combine all the above ingredients in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 8 hours in a 4-6 quart slow cooker. Spoon into bowls and garnish with a little cheddar cheese and diced onion, if desired.

Note: The chicken used in this recipe was raw when going in the slow cooker. If you already have cooked chicken, just add it about an hour before the end of cooking time.

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82 Comments on "Slow Cooker Chicken Chili"

  1. Divamrk  August 12, 2012

    Is there rice in it?

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  2. Mking  August 12, 2012

    I think you see the onion. I thought it was rice at first too.

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  3. Amy  August 12, 2012

    Is the chicken supposed to be cooked before putting in the crockpot?

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    • Jesshender2  August 12, 2012

      Sure hope not bc. I just put it in the crockpot like said above! 🙂

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    • Momor  March 17, 2013

      Absolutely raw or it will dry out!

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      • Maggie  February 25, 2015

        It was stated that she used raw BUT if you do use precooked chicken , add it to the soup in the last hour of cooking .

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  4. Karen Sandoval  August 12, 2012

    It's in the crockpot for tonight!  Thank you 🙂

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  5. Claire  August 12, 2012

    Is the chicken cooked or raw?

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  6. Sue  August 12, 2012

    With cooler temps on there way, this will be in my crockpot soon!  Delicious!
     

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  7. Carolhouston  August 12, 2012

    I'm teaching my husband to cook this way. 

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  8. Lorithecook  August 12, 2012

    ALL of your recipes rock…I cannot choose one! I have a folder full of your recipes. 

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  9. Kelly Strohl  August 12, 2012

    Love this recepie! Slow cooker meals are a big hit in our house!

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  10. J_george75  August 12, 2012

    Can't wait to try this one. Looks delicious!

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  11. Michellepearson0  August 12, 2012

    favorite recipe!!

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  12. Boots4450  August 12, 2012

    This is one of my favorite slow cooker meals! Throw it all in there in the am set it and by the time I get home I have a yummy and healthy dinner to put on the table!

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  13. Teri Howard-Wilson  August 19, 2012

    No, the chicken cooks while in the crock pot. I know they don't condone it, but I put frozen chicken in my crock pot, lol… I've been doing it for years and never had a problem.

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  14. 42iam  August 23, 2012

    Maybe a silly question! But can you double recipes? I would love to make this and have extra to freeze for another time.

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    • Brian  September 5, 2013

      It's hard to mess up a chili recipe. I will often not double but put in 1 1/2x the ingredients. Great heated up the next day or for several lunch meals.

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  15. Peggy  August 25, 2012

    Good stuff!

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  16. Tammy Tidwell Jones  August 27, 2012

    The best chili I've ever had!

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 21, 2012

      Tammy, Now that's what I love to hear!!! Thank-you, Thank-you!! Gale 😀

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 28, 2012

      Tammy, Great! Thanks so much!

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  17. Tammy Tidwell Jones  August 27, 2012

    The best chili I’ve ever had!

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  18. kat  September 1, 2012

    ever thought of adding bell peppers?

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  19. Margaret Cain  September 12, 2012

    Has anyone doubled this recipe? Any info would be appreciated.

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    • Sue Wetherford  December 29, 2013

      Yes but I could only add 2 cups of the broth instead of 3. Also I didn't add any peppers except a little ground pepper because my daughters stomach is very sensitive to spicy.

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  20. Ellabubbas  September 20, 2012

    We just had this for dinner and it was so good! I can't believe how easy it was! Thank you!

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  21. Tina D  September 23, 2012

    Is this spicy?

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    • Skinny Ms.  September 23, 2012

      Tina, A little. Your can always reduce the spices.

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  22. hallmart  September 27, 2012

    The points on this recipe don't seem right. all by itself, 1.5 lbs of chicken breast is 18 points. Divide that into 6 servings and already it's over the 2pts per serving listed above. That's without considering the beans and other ingredients.
    I really like this chili. Just need to get it right.

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    • Skinny Ms.  September 28, 2012

      Kate, Maybe it depends on the brand of chicken. Here's the brand used in this recipe along with nutritional data. http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-tyson-food… Always appreciate feedback and will recheck a recipe when needed.

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      • Stephanie  January 5, 2013

        I put all the ingredients into my WW recipe builder and a 1 cup serving without any cheese garnish came out as 8 points.

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  23. Leana  October 15, 2012

    I am assuming that you don't put the cheese in the slow cooker? It says it's for garnish but the directions say to put all ingredients in the slow cooker. Just making sure-never put cheese in slow cooker before! Thanks!!

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    • Skinny Ms.  October 15, 2012

      Leana, Right….goes on top if you like, after it's in bowls. 🙂

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  24. Alia  October 24, 2012

    This was so good!! Thanks!!

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  25. Katie  December 26, 2012

    Could you use ground chicken? I bought some extra a while back and would love to make a chili with it if I can. Thoughts? thanks!!

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    • Skinny Ms.  December 27, 2012

      Katie, Sure…ground chicken will work to. I would brown it slightly, drain and add with the other ingredients. 🙂

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  26. Gina  January 7, 2013

    I made this last night and it was delicious. I don't know why but my chili came out soupy but I added two tablespoons of flour to thicken and it seemed fine.

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  27. Becca  January 9, 2013

    How did you figure out the points? I just put it into my recipe builder and it is 6 points for a 1 cup serving!

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  28. Skinny Ms.  January 14, 2013

    Meri, We calculate our nutritional data on http://nutritiondata.self.com We then use a ww calculator to calculate points.

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  29. Skinny Ms.  February 5, 2013

    Laura, Carbs are 36, just changed. Thanks for pointing our the error. 🙂

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  30. Vanessa Crabb- Halstead  February 16, 2013

    This is a family favorite because it combines my husband’s love of chili with something te whole family enjoys

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  31. Vanessa Crabb- Halstead  February 17, 2013

    This is a family favorite because it combines my husband’s love of chili with something te whole family enjoys

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  32. Marilyn  February 17, 2013

    This is one of our favorites!

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  33. jcar  February 24, 2013

    I doubled this recipe but did not double up on the chicken stock. On that I only put in 2 cups (instead of 3). Cooked it for 2 hours on high and then 10 on low. Also put in one each chopped red and green bell peppers. Tastes incredible. Thank you!

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    • Skinny Ms.  February 24, 2013

      Great! Thanks for letting us know. 🙂

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  34. brian  July 10, 2013

    Great recipe. It's fail proof and tastes great!!!

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  35. Michele Conard  August 5, 2013

    I made this tonight except I used regular organic diced tomatoes as I am not big on spicy. It was really good but still a little spicy to me. Well I brought the crockpot to my husband's work because they all had to stay late and the few that ate it raved about it :-). One of the guys said I should have entered it in the Chili cook off as it was better than his chili.

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    • Skinny Ms.  August 6, 2013

      Michele, lol, that’s so cool! You should enter it, keep us posted… 🙂 We could then say, “Award Winning Chili”!!!

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  36. Brian  September 5, 2013

    Great recipe. Easy and quick to make. Just had it for dinner last night.

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  37. elizabethjaneclarke  October 17, 2013

    This looks AWESOME! Just what I feel like for lunch today.

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  38. Peter  July 29, 2014

    I have it in the Crock Pot for tonights Dinner! I added 2 Jalepeno peppers and 1/2 a Green Bell pepper and I used Black beans and Kidney beans and I made a Yogurt Garlic Sauce to top the Chili and passed on the cheese!

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    • SkinnyMs  July 29, 2014

      Peter, Please be sure to let us know how you like it!

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  39. BAP  August 23, 2014

    This is a delicious chili recipe and a welcome change from our typical beef chili. Thank you!! For those that have questioned… the chicken is put in the crock pot raw. I ended up shredding it before serving so it thickened up the chili nicely.

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    • SkinnyMs  August 25, 2014

      BAP, You're welcome:)!

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  40. Marie Dehne  October 3, 2014

    Can I use ground chicken?

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    • SkinnyMs  October 3, 2014

      Marie Dehne, Yes you certainly could use ground chicken instead.

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      • Kelly Hutchcraft Upton  October 25, 2014

        I'm using ground chicken in it tonight. Just added 1 cup more chicken broth, 1/2 can more of paste….a pinch extra of all seasonings so it's the right thickness with the ground chicken.

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  41. Ronnie  October 16, 2014

    Recipe shows a yield of 10 servings & a serving size of 1 1/2 cups. That doesn't seem correct. would have to yield 15 cups.

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    • SkinnyMs  October 16, 2014

      Ronnie, The serving size is about 1-3/4 cups. We have fixed the typo. Thank you.

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  42. Heather  November 19, 2014

    Has anyone added white wine to it or other veggies like corn? I have been using this recipe for soooo long and I loooove it! Hubby does too. We live in a cold climate state so its the perfect ending to a cold rough day of working outside for my husband!

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  43. lisa  December 7, 2014

    can I cook on high for 4 hours instead of low for 8?

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    • SkinnyMs  December 8, 2014

      Lisa, Yes you can cook on high for 4 hours, rather than low for 8.

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  44. starrgazingblog  January 30, 2015

    Made this tonight and it was a big hit. Do you get 10 servings out of this? I measured out the 1 3/4 cup servings as suggested and think I'd need to double it to get close to 10 servings. Will make again!

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    • SkinnyMs  February 2, 2015

      stargazingblog, That is great!

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  45. Brenda  February 8, 2015

    When I put the nutritional information in my points calculator, as you have them listed, it is 6 points plus a serving. FYI

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  46. Kbet  March 11, 2015

    This is delicious – tastes as good as any chili I've had – can't believe its 4 pts

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  47. Sarah  July 15, 2015

    Is the serving size 1 and 3/4 cup or 1 to 3/4 cups per serving.

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    • SkinnyMs  July 16, 2015

      Thanks, Sarah. There was an error in our nutritional data. The serving size should read 1 cup. It's not been updated.

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  48. mary ann  February 12, 2016

    We cannot have beans, any suggestions on what we can sub for them or should we just leave them out?

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    • Gale Compton  February 13, 2016

      Hi Mary Ann, You can leave them out. However, a good substitute is diced red potatoes. 🙂

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  49. jessa  February 14, 2016

    Hello: Can I use beef instead? If so; what “part” of the beef? I hope you can get my question :-!
    Thank you.

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    • Gale Compton  February 15, 2016

      Sure. I would recommend using Beef Stew Meat. Be sure to get cubed. 🙂

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  50. jessa  February 17, 2016

    Still 1.5 lbs of Beef Stew Meat?
    Thank you

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  51. Linda  May 10, 2016

    Have this in the slow cooker now… I can’t wait to try it!

    One person asked about a substitution for beans, so I wanted to suggest canned hominy. I use white hominy (drained) in a pork posole soup, and it has a taste and texture similar to beans or potatoes. In fact, one woman tells her husband it’s potatoes because he won’t eat hominy. lol

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    • Kym Votruba  May 11, 2016

      Thanks for the suggestion, Linda!

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