Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili

Crockpot chicken chili is the perfect meal for these long, hot summer days!

It’s a great feeling having everything tucked away into the crock pot early so it can work its magic while you go about your day. Dinner is taken care of, no worries, without slaving over a hot stove.

This version uses boneless chicken breasts, onion, red pepper, garlic, pinto beans, corn, tomatoes, green chiles and chicken broth with chili powder, cumin, oregano and smoked paprika for seasonings. It isn’t one of those super thick versions but it isn’t like soup either, it’s somewhere in between the two. If you like it thick leave out the broth and double the tomatoes.

I love the slow cooker for cooking chicken! It comes out so tender that it falls apart at the touch and melts in your mouth. For this you put the chicken breasts in whole and then right before serving pull them out, shred or cut into bite-sized pieces and stick it all back into the pot.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
My Mom always made chili with big red kidney beans when I was a kid and I always picked them out. Now, the tables are turned because my Mom claims she doesn’t like them anymore. She once yelled out eww beans(!) in a Mexican restaurant after finding them in her food so loudly that everyone fell silent and stared at us.

My Dad is the opposite.

Plop down a bowl of anything containing beans in front of him and his face lights up. He must have a cowboy heart because they eat them day and night until the cows come home.

Just the same way we ate this chili.

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Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: serves 6

Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken Chili

Crockpot chicken chili is the perfect meal for these long, hot summer days! It's a great feeling having everything tucked away into the crock pot early in the day so it can work its magic while you go about your day. Dinner is taken care of, no worries, without slaving over a hot stove.

Ingredients:

1 can (14 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles with the juices
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon coarse salt + 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano (preferably Mexican), crushed between fingertips
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup corn
1 small yellow onion, diced
1 small red or green bell pepper, diced
2 cloves minced garlic
1 + 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
For Serving:
shredded sharp cheddar or monterey jack cheese
sour cream
diced avocado/guacamole
tortilla chips

Instructions:

  1. In a 4 quart or larger crockpot mix together the broth, tomatoes and all the spices.
  2. Mix in the beans, corn, onion, pepper and garlic. Nestle in the chicken breasts.
  3. Cook on high 4 hours or low 6 - 8.
  4. Remove the chicken breasts to a cutting board and shred or chop into bite-sized pieces. Add back to the pot.
  5. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  6. Serve with your choice of fixing's.

Notes:

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Comments

  1. Ann says

    I love slow cooker meals. There’s nothing like coming home after work and having dinner ready and waiting for you. I’ve always liked chili and I LOVE anything chicken. I’ll be giving this a try
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    • Reeni says

      Sounds so unique Angie! In a good way! And very healthy! You can double the beans and leave out the chicken for a vegetarian version. :-)

  2. BeadedTail says

    That looks very hearty and satisfying! It’s so hard smelling the yummy foods in a crock pot all day long though but they are worth the wait!

    Moon, hope you’re getting all rested up for the holiday weekend!
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