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Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Chili Recipe

Slow Cooker Lime Chicken Chili Recipe

Lime juice gives this chili a zesty twist, while canned tomatoes and beans make preparation a snap. Try serving bowls with toasted tortilla strips. —Diane Randazzo, Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 each medium sweet yellow, red and green pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic pepper blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 flour tortillas (8 inches), cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 6 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream


  • 1. In a large skillet, saute onion and peppers in oil for 7-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add chicken; cook and stir over medium heat for 8-9 minutes or until meat is no longer pink.
  • 2. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomatoes, beans, lime juice, flour, cocoa, cumin, chili powder, coriander, lime peel, salt, garlic pepper and pepper.
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.
  • 4. Place tortilla strips on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes or until crisp. Serve chili with sour cream and tortilla strips. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups with 10 tortilla strips and 1 tablespoon sour cream: 356 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 644mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 8g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"Wonderful, simple and easy recipe! Tortillas were almost burned by 8 mins, so keep an eye on them! Didn't have any leftovers after making this! :) Would recommend!"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"Fantastic flavor! I will definitely be making this again, probably doubling it!"

Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"Good flavor ! Had no coriander but don't think we missed anything. Used cubed chicken breasts, cherry tomatoes and a small can of tomato sauce to replace the canned tomatoes. Nice sauce so will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2015

"Delicious! I added an extra 1/2 t of salt cuz this was very limy! I love lime, but it was a little over powering till I added the extra salt. I tried it with and without the sour cream and preferred it without. I also used pre packaged tortilla strips that you use for salads. I also added some hot sauce to my portion to give it a little more kick. My husband doesn't like spicy foods so this will be perfect for him."

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