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Slow-Cooked Chicken Chili

Assemble this midday and your dinner will be ready and waiting for you.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese, optional


  • In a large skillet, saute chicken and onion in oil for 5 minutes or until chicken is browned.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, corn and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 5 hours or until chicken is no longer pink. Garnish with sour cream and cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 318 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 1092mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 6g fiber), 28g protein.

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  • sdipiazza
    Jun 28, 2016

    This is a delicious recipe that lends itself to experimentation. I eliminated the veg. oil to save calories and cooked the chicken and onion in cooking spray. I added some chili powder and dried chili flakes for a bit more heat. I used half the chicken, one can of diced tomatoes and one can green chilis as well as the beans. I also added some yellow squash I had deseeded and chopped and added some cilantro...I am retired so don't use a slow cooker much. I cooked this on top of the stove and simmered for about 45 min. Great taste.

  • Alpimerjnner
    Nov 12, 2015

    Good, but misses the Chili aspect of Chicken Chili (no chili powder). Also misses a few key ingredients like corn, chicken staulk and seasonongs. Very close and healthy if you don't mind it not tasking anytning like Chili.

  • mapete8
    Oct 13, 2014

    Not much flavor

  • pajamaangel
    Jul 3, 2014

    This was a very tasty chili. I cooked the chicken ahead of time and was very happy that the chicken did not dry up at all. I would like a little more heat/flavor next time I make it.

  • mariak024
    Feb 4, 2014

    I liked this much better the second day after all the flavors settled. I shredded the chicken. This was delicious with cheese and sour cream topping was added. I also chose to use mixed veggies instead of just carrots.

  • finalboss
    Jan 1, 2014

    I loooooooooooove this recipe & make it at least once a month. My husband isn't that big of a chili/stew/soup fan, but he really enjoys this & asks for seconds. Like Robin, I just throw the raw chicken in & it cooks just fine over the 5 hours.

  • robinback1985
    Dec 10, 2012

    I had some extra dark red kidney beans, so I added those. I didn't have to cook the chicken ahead of time. It cooked in the crock pot durring the 5 hours. It was perfect and everyone kept asking for the recipe! Thank you!

  • MarkAK
    Jan 6, 2012

    Liked the flavors. It is easy to overcook the chicken. Is a bit soupy unless you add cheese and sourcream.Next time I would consider cooking whole chicken pieces and "pulling" them at the end. Might also drain one of the tomato cans.

  • KatJoe4
    Nov 5, 2011

    My family truly enjoys this recipe. We make it several times a month.

  • moedale
    Apr 11, 2011

    Absolutely loved this recipe. I took this to a potluck, and everyone loved. Great flavor.