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How to Make Chicken Chili in Your Crock Pot

If you’ve never tried Chicken Chili, then you are missing out. This American classic is the perfect dip for tortilla chips or best enjoyed with a dollop of sour cream and a pinch of cheese. Today, you are going to learn how to make chicken chili in your crock pot.

chicken chili in a bowl topped with tortilla strips

Chicken Chili in Crock Pot

This is probably one of the best tasting recipes that you can make in a crock pot, that literally requires no work. While regular chili is delicious, this chili has a little kick to it that even kids love. You can throw all of these ingredients into a crock pot, let it sit and then not worry about it until later. I totally enjoy recipes like this and I think you will too!

Need a dessert to go with this chili, this Baked Strawberry Pie is a HIT in my family.

Ingredients Needed for Making Chicken Chili in the Crock Pot

ingredients for chick chlili

When it comes to making anything in your crock pot, it should be simple. This Chicken Chili recipe is a good example of how you can make simple, yet very delicious recipes in your crock pot. The next time you’re looking for something to feed your family or a crowd, choose this recipe!

  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – If you still have your chicken in your freezer, this is your sign to take it out.
  • Navy beans – This is a great recipe to use up those navy beans you have sitting in your cupboard.
  • Cannellini beans – These are great beans to add to this chili!
  • Yellow onion, chopped – Another great ingredient that adds so much flavor to this Chicken Chili.
  • Jalapeno peppers, chopped – A little spice is good when it comes to chili.
  • Garlic, minced – Fresh garlic is always best when making this recipe.
  • Chili seasoning – Don’t forget the chili seasoning!
  • Chicken broth – Use whatever chicken broth you have on hand!

How to Make Chicken Chili in Crock Pot

While the basic steps are listed below, please see the recipe card for the FULL and entire recipe.

  1. Add the chicken to the crockpot.
  2. Open and drain the cans of beans, pour them into the crockpot.
  3. Peel and chop the onion, then add to the crockpot.
  4. Rinse and prep the jalapenos.
  5. Prep the garlic cloves, add to the crockpot.
  6. Add chili seasoning, salt, and pepper to the crockpot.
  7. Add the chicken broth into the crockpot.,
  8. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
crockpot chicken chili in a white bowl

Topping Options for Chili with Chicken

You may be used to enjoying regular chili with ground meat and beans, but chicken chili is a little different. A lot of people actually use this as a dip! Here are some topping options to consider when enjoying this meal:

  • Sour cream
  • Red onion
  • Tortilla chips or tortillas
  • Avocados
  • Lime wedges
  • CHEESE!

ALL of these options are delicious and will take your chicken chili in the crockpot to a whole new dimension.

Making this meal for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or whatever holiday you’d like makes complete sense. You can make this recipe for no reason at all. Just remember that this recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

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crockpot chicken chili in a bowl
How to Make Chicken Chili in Your Crock Pot
Yield: 4-6 servings

Crockpot Chicken Chili

If you've never tried Chicken Chili, then you are missing out. This American classic is the perfect dip for tortilla chips or best enjoyed with a dollop of sour cream and a pinch of cheese. Today, you are going to learn how to make chicken chili in your crock pot.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 chicken breasts)
  • 2 - 15.5oz cans navy beans
  • 1 - 15.5oz can cannellini beans
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 medium jalapeno peppers, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1.25 oz chili seasoning
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 32 oz chicken broth

Instructions

  1. Add the chicken to the crockpot.
  2. Open and drain the cans of beans, pour into the crockpot.
  3. Peel and chop the onion, then add to the crockpot.
  4. Rinse the jalapenos, the slice in half, remove and discard seeds. Chope jalapenos and add to the crockpot.
  5. Peel the layer off garlic cloves and mince, then add to the crockpot.
  6. Add chili seasoning, salt and pepper to the crockpot.
  7. Pour chicken broth into the crockpot, and stir for 30 seconds.
  8. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  9. Remove chicken from the crockpot and shred into chunks. Return chicken to the crockpot, stir and serve with sour cream and/or tortilla strips if desired.
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