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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Prep Time:

10 minutes

Cook Time:


8 Servings


About the Recipe


  • 2 (14 ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes (drained)

  • 2 (7 or 8 ounce) cans tomato sauce

  • 2 large skinless boneless chicken breasts (about 1 and 1/2 pounds)

  • 1 cup (240ml) chicken broth (I use reduced sodium)

  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 (14 ounce) can corn (rinsed and drained) or 1 package of frozen corn

  • 1 (14 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 jalapeño, minced (remove seeds and ribs)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano or Italian seasoning blend

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder (reduce to 1 teaspoon for less spicy chili)

  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

  • 4 ounces (113g) full-fat or light brick cream cheese* (see note


Step 1

Add all the ingredients except the cream cheese to a 4 quart or larger slow cooker. Give everything a big stir. Cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3 hours.

Step 2

Remove the chicken and chop into bite-sized pieces or use two forks to shred it. Return chicken to the slow cooker and add the cream cheese. Stir everything together until the cream cheese has melted. Taste, then add more salt or seasonings if desired. I usually add a little more chili powder and dried oregano/Italian seasoning blend. Cover the slow cooker and cook for about 10-15 more minutes.

Step 3

Serve warm topped with fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, or crackers. And serve alongside my favorite cornbread or dinner rolls. Cover and store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat on the stove or in the microwave.


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