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Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples! This has been one of my most popular recipes since 2008!

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples!
Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Chicken Taco Chili is one of my favorite chili recipes! It’s so good served in a bowl with multi-grain chips, topped with reduced fat cheddar cheese or avocados. This makes a lot and it is even better the next day for lunch. If you prefer the pressure cooker, you may enjoy my Instant Pot Chicken Taco Chili version instead. A great freezer-friendly meal!

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples!

The reason this recipe has been so popular on my website for all these years, it’s easy prep, just dump it all in the slow cooker and come home to the most delicious meal the whole family will love! It also freezes well and the kids love it! Plus it makes a lot, so eat some for dinner tonight and freeze the rest for another night!

How To Freeze Chicken Taco Chili

Allow chili to come to room temperature and store in an airtight container or individual containers for up to 4 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

How To Use Leftover Chicken Taco Chili

Turn your leftovers into next-overs with these easy Chicken Taco Chili Stuffed Peppers!

And since so many are asking, although I have and love my Instant Pot, I still love my slow cooker! I have the 6 Quart Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker (affil link). I love it because you can adjust the time you want it to cook, and it automatically turns to warm when it’s done. It also has a probe for meat that automatically shuts off when done. I hated my old crock pot, it burnt everything and my food had a weird taste. This slow cooker is so great, I actually own several!

How To Make Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples!Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples!Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples!Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples!

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Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples!
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Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

220 Cals 21 Protein 28 Carbs 3 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs
Yield: 10 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: Mexican
Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili is an easy slow cooker dump recipe using freezer and pantry staples! This has been one of my most popular recipes since 2008!


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans, drained
  • 1 15.5 oz can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 8 oz can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz package frozen corn kernels
  • 2 10 oz cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 4 oz can chopped green chili peppers, chopped
  • 1 packet reduced sodium taco seasoning or homemade, see below
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 24 oz 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

To make your own taco seasoning, omit the packet, cumin and chili powder above and use below instead:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  • Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, diced tomato, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker and mix well.
  • Nestle the chicken in to completely cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours.
  • Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred.
  • Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in.
  • Top with fresh cilantro and your favorite toppings!


Serving: 1scant cup, Calories: 220kcal, Carbohydrates: 28g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 729mg, Fiber: 8.5g, Sugar: 6g
WW Points Plus: 5
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  1. Great recipe!  My family loves it!  I season and sear the chicken,  that’s the only change. I make chimichangas with the leftovers.

  2. I am gonna make it after I go shopping all ingredients. Looks delicious. Mouthwatering recipe. Love your videos. Thank you for sharing us👌👌👌👌👌

  3. We’ve been making this for years. It is one of our favorite recipes. I make a couple changes  – instead of tomato sauce I add a jar of salsa and then don’t add the extra spices beyond the packet.
    A couple weeks ago I decided to add a can of crushed pineapple and pineapple salsa. It’s a refreshing new twist on our old favorite.  We also add baby spinach at the end sometimes to pump up the nutrition .

  4. This was a hit. Mixed in a small can of herdez salsa and some hot sauce when it finished cooking. Served with a squeeze of lime. So delicious, will definitely make it again.

  5. I’ve made this recipe for years and love it. I had leftovers and decided to make zucchini boats with this chili as a filling. What a game changer! I just followed the recipe for the turkey taco zucchini boats and it came out perfectly!

  6. Loved this recipe! Definitely a keeper. We served with a few tortilla chips.

  7. Thanks for a great base recipe. I added about half a cup of chicken broth to a cup of chili to make a delicious soup, and intend to use some to stuff peppers as another suggested.

  8. Can I use frozen chicken straight from the freezer or do I need to thaw?

  9. I am always on the lookout for a crock pot recipe to have a warm dinner ready after work and this one was WONDERFUL!  Very flavorful and delicious 

  10. My instant pot has a slow cooker setting on it. Have you used this setting before? Does it work as well as a traditional slow cooker? 

  11. We have this chili at least twice a. month at our house.  One of my teenager’s favorite dishes :). I can dump all of the ingredients in the crock pot on my lunch break and it’s ready by the time I get off work!  

  12. This is the only chili recipe I’ve made in years. And the only one my son will eat. I’ve also shared it with friends who now only use this! So easy, so versatile, so delicious. Perfect cold day meal for some good comfort food. 

  13. Love this recipe!!! I can’t even count how many times I’ve made this. So easy, so versatile (so you’ll never get sick of it!), and freezes so well. 

  14. I have made this recipe several times. Love it it’s easy made it for a group they really enjoyed it. Definitely one of my go to.

  15. Can I cook this on the stove top? I can’t locate the lid to my crockpot.

    • I can’t help you with stove top cooking, but I can share a conversion chart I found online that converts crockpot time to a Dutch oven. All times are for cooking at 325 degrees and it generally takes only a third of the time in the oven than it does in a crockpot. So for this recipe, it would take 2 hours in the oven rather than 6 hours at HIGH or 9 hours at LOW. If the timing isn’t convenient, make it on a weekend and serve it a couple of times through the week.
      This recipe is so versatile. It can be eaten with tortilla chips, in a taco shell, in a bowl over brown rice or cornbread [my husband’s favorite], piled in a baked sweet potato [my favorite]. Lots of options.

  16. Hi,
    If I make this in the instant pot what is the recommended time to cook?

  17. Can I double this recipe if I use a 7 qt all-clad slow cooker?  How much longer would the cooking time be?   Many thanks 

  18. Would this recipe freeze well before you cook it?
    Looking for recipes to prepare and freeze before cooking in the crockpot on busy nights.

  19. Another great recipe from Skinnytaste. I made this tonight even my very picky Son in Law loved it. It would be great for a crowd my daughter made rice to serve with it, not really needed.
    Thank you for all your recipes.

  20. what would be the conversion of time to cook in the instant pot 

  21. Ah I just bought all of the ingredients to make this and can’t find my crock pot anywhere! Can I make it on stove top?

  22. Why does the picture show rice but there is no mention of it in the receipe?

  23. We love this recipe.  I normally add a little liquid smoke and maybe a 1/2 cup of bbq sauce before serving for a little something extra.  

  24. Loved this recipe! I substituted white kidney beans for black beans because I didn’t have any in house. I omitted the corn because my boyfriend doesn’t like it in chili.  I cooked it for 8 hours on low. Once I shredded the chicken and mixed it all in it thickened up. I was getting worried it was going to be soupy. It was perfect. 

  25. Could I use soy curls in place of the chicken in this recipe?


  26. Hi-love this recipe-just imported it in MFP (changed the chicken to 32 oz instead of 24 cause that’s what I am using) and the protein is lower, carbs and calories are highter (I assumed cals would be as I added more chicken). Thoughts of why the protein and carbs are off? TIA!!

  27. This recipe is straightforward and do-able. It’s worth making with dried beans. They must, of course, first be soaked.

  28. Made this today and I can’t believe this is the first time!  Really tasty, versatile, and super easy. I did 4 hours on low and I think next time I will bump it to 3 1/2, take out the chicken and let it cook to 4.  Shorter time frames in my crockpot are typical for me, especially with chicken, no matter the size. Happy to have leftovers too, as well as some to freeze.  Very economical. 

  29. Wow what a great recipe, so versatile, this will be a regular family favourite for sure. Love that it makes such a large amount, and sooo easy.
    Left out the can of green chilli peppers as couldn’t find any here in New Zealand, added fresh green capsicum instead , although probably didn’t need it.
    Thanks Gina for such a great recipe, I will be trying more of your recipes for sure.

  30. This morning I put all the ingredients in the crock pot before we went to church.
    When we came home at noon, it seemed very watery–too juicy, but by 6 p.m. after I chopped up the chicken breasts, it was perfect consistency and delicious! I will definitely make this recipe again.

  31. Just made this for dinner tonight, and it was delicious! I had seen some other reviews mentioning that 3 to 4 hours on low was sufficient to cook the chicken, which worked perfectly for me. After that timeframe, I removed the chicken and kept the slow cooker going with the beans and vegetables in it for a few more hours. I halved the recipe (approximating) and ended up with around six light servings which I can use in tacos, tostadas, or on rice. 

  32. The commenters that say this recipe is bland have something wrong with their taste buds! Absolutely loved this recipe and it made a ton! It does have a kick but all the kids gobbled it up. I will definitely make this again. 

  33. Has anyone tried making this without the beans and corn?

  34. This recipe looks so good I’m going to make it tonight! My only question Inhave is the 🔵point value. All of the ingredients are 0 pt foods, so you would think the meal is a 0pt recipe. But when you use the WW calculator inputting the nutrition information given on this recipe it comes out to 5 pts 🔵.  Can someone explain this?

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

  35. This was amazing!!! Every recipe I cook from skinnytaste it is just so delicious. My fiance loved this meal too. 10/10 made with your cilantro lime rice, perfect combo.

  36. Excited to try this for dinner but plugged this recipe end and it wasn’t 0 Blue points for me. 15.5 oz of kidney beans was 11 points, and the reduced sodium taco seasoning was 5 points making this recipe 2 points per serving based on 10 servings.

  37. Please forgive me, but I’m fairly new to WW and just curious how this recipe is 0 blue points??

  38. Made this tonight and it is fabulous! My 8 year old and husband also loved this as well!
    Made this exactly and cooked it on high for 4 hrs. and it was perfection. Chicken breast was so easy to shred. This recipe is a keeper. I’m pretty sure I love this more than a traditional ground beef chili. I love that we have leftovers. 🙂
    Thanks for the recipe

  39. I do not have an instapot or slow cooker. I saw a comment about the dutch oven. I do have a heavy Le Creuset. The recommendation is add everything, cover, and simmer 1.5 hours?

    • To cook it on the stove, simply double the cook time over low heat and add a little more water. 🙂

      • Hi Gina, I need some clarification.   If making on the stovetop -are you saying double the slow cooker time?  That doesn’t make sense.  You also say “add a little more water” but there is no water in the recipe. Can you clarify?   Sorry but I’m making this for a big family party this Saturday and need to make it on the stovetop because I have to double the recipe. 

  40. Love this recipe! Easy to make, tastes DELICIOUS and makes for great leftovers, if you and your loved ones don’t eat it all up the first time! I am not a fan of onions so that is the only item I omitted and it still wonderful. I only wish there was a way to adjust (increse) for 15 servings, for large family gatherings.

  41. Anyone know if the points change if I omit chicken??

  42. Hello, I can’t wait to make this for dinner tonight. What size crock pot do you recommend?

  43. This sounds delicious! I missed my window for the slow cooker, so could I make this in my instant pot? If yes, how long would you cook for and at what pressure? Thank you!

  44. I made two batches today in different crock pots and one is a bit dry. Can i add broth or what else to pep up?

    I’ve made this numerous times and it’s always delicious! New crock pot gets too hot!!

  45. Great recipe very delicious and easy to prepare.

  46. This recipe is awesome. All your recipes I have used always turn out.
    Thank you Gina!

  47. I made this recipe exactly as written with one really important change! Only cooked in the slow cooker for 3 1/2 to 4 hours!!! My chicken breasts always get so dry when I cook according to the 8 hours on the directions so today at the 3 1/2 hour mark, I made sure they were done with a meat thermometer and oh my gosh!! It was SO good! We added shredded mexican cheese, lite sour cream and avocado! Also I used a hand blender to shred the chicken quickly and easily!

    • Did you cook on high for 3.5 hours? Making this tomorrow and looking forward to it!

    • Also agree on 3.5-4 hours (ON LOW). I checked mine at 4 hours with an instant read thermometer and they were already 180! Worth a check at 3.5 hours to ensure you aren’t drying out your chicken. This is our dinner tonight! Thanks Gina! 🙂

  48. Is is ok to use canned corn?

  49. I want to make this but have some family that don’t like beans can I substitute with more veggies like peppers?

  50. Can you use boneless skinless thighs?

  51. Hi there! How long would you recommend cooking this in a Dutch oven in the oven, and on what temperature? Thanks so much!

  52. I’m not one for negative comments and I’m always looking for healthy, low calorie recipes, but this recipe was just too bland for me and the family.  I tried adding extra seasoning, cheese and sour cream but it still didn’t improve the flavor or consistency.  

    • This has been a fan favorite forever, so I am curious if you changed anything. Used all the taco seasoning?

    • You had to have missed something.  If this is bland someone take away my Hispanic card. 

    • I make this all the time and gave a co worker the recipe after she tasted mine one day; hers came out really bland. She used grocery store brand spices that she had. I use spices from our local Savory Spice shop (and because I make this frequently mine are pretty fresh). I made her a packet of the spices and she tried it again; this was the difference

  53. One of my favorite meals of ALL TIME!!!

  54. I used a thermal cooker and made the taco seasoning from scratch as my grocer was out of it.  Ate on a bed of vegetable, super satisfying!  Subbed chick peas for corn and used fresh puréed tomato’s instead of sauce.. 

  55. This is the absolute best! Everyone I have served this or shared the recipe with loves it! Especially that it is 0 blue smartpoints for WW. Such a deal!! Keep those great recipes coming.

  56. Just made this tonight for dinner and got two thumbs up from my husband! The only thing different I did was use canned mixed vegetables since I didn’t have a pack of corn. This is definitely going in my recipe binder!

  57. This is a go-to recipe in our household. I made it Tuesday for dinner. Tonight, I used the leftovers to make enchiladas. I added cooked quinoa to the chili to thicken it and it was the perfect enchilada filling. Two fast, healthy meals from this great recipe!

  58. Love this one! It’s perfect for free style and always gets me back on track to have for lunch. Keeps me full. 

  59. Back on WW today and this recipe was my first meal prep.  Nothing I don’t love about this.

     So grateful for the many years you’ve given me of healthier meals for my family that don’t taste “diet-y”.  Can’t imagine where I’d be without you. <3

  60. This dish is my go-to recipe for an easy week-night meal. It tastes amazing as is, but sometimes we kick it up a few notches and add fresh jalapeno pepper as it cooks, or serve with extra hot sauce. The fact that it is a zero-point meal on WW makes it a win-win!

  61. Made this recipe almost weekly when we were renovating our kitchen.   So quick and simple in the InstaPot and entire family raved. I omitted onions, beans, and peppers to accommodate everyone’s preferences and used packaged taco seasoning, so couldn’t be any easier or simple. HUGE HIT!  Love it. 

  62. Delicious budget friendly and easy! This is great for lunches! Thank you for the fantastic recipe!!!

  63. I love this recipe. I make it at least twice a month and freeze portions for lunches during the week.

  64. i am in process of making this and it looks pretty soupy and thin…i still have three hours left though. will it thicken up? 

  65. Do you drain the tomatoes also?

  66. I am confused about the amount of chicken to use. Is it 24oz or 3 chicken breasts?

  67. I love this chili! Do you know why you would get 5 blue points when you put in the calculator but 0 why you put in the recipe builder?

    • This happens because the calculator can’t distinguish your 0sp foods just from the nutritional info. The chili is comprised of only 0sp foods, but they still have calories, sat fat, protein, sugar, etc, so your calculator will give you a different result. No worries, though, it is correct to track is as 0sp. Using your recipe builder will always give you more accurate info for homemade meals. (:

      • I put this in the WW recipe builder, but I get 4 points. I’m on the green plan. Am I missing something or doing something wrong when using the recipe builder? By the way, the recipe is delicious! It’s still great at 4 points, but 0 would be even better! 🙂

  68. I found this recipe years ago and absolutely loved it! My family loved it too! Fast forward to now. I no longer eat chicken. I’m a pescatarian. Would the slow cooker cooking times be the same if I left off the chicken?

    • I have made it without the chicken but let it have the same amount of time to get everything cooked perfectly and the flavors fully came together if that helps?

  69. that looks and sounds delicious. Can you tell me what the can of tomato sauce is please? In Australia we call your ketchup – tomato sauce. So I know it’s not that? I”m wondering if it’s tomato puree or passata? Thanks

  70. A family favorite. Can increase or decrease heat/flavor based on seasoning, chiles and tomoatos with chiles you choose.

  71. Disappointed.   I thought with a package of taco seasoning and a tablespoon of cumin and chili powder would have lots of flavor.  
    Next time I’ll add two packages of taco seasoning.   Otherwise I think it would have been good and super easy to make.  

  72. Anyway to use rotisserie chicken? or would it get too dried out?

  73. Really excited to try this!  I prefer ground chicken/turkey for chili purposes. Would the cook time be the same?

  74. This is a keeper !!!  Came out perfect. Shared it with my neighbors and with my sister and they all raved about it. Anyone with an Insta pot or any pressure cooker Travis and you’ll like it.

  75. Hi, 
    My daughter is allergic to beans/legumes. I can just leave them out but was wondering if you had any creative ideas for substitutions? Thanks so much!

  76. Delicious!

  77. Absolutely delicious!!! This recipe is a keeper.

  78. How much longer do you have to cook the chili if the chicken breasts  are frozen? Thank you 

  79. could I use 4 skinless chicken thighs instead of the breasts? That whay I have in my freezer.

  80. I have been making this recipe for years. This is definitely one of my favorites. So easy in the crock pot and freeze individual servings for a quick go to.

  81. With the coronvirus shortages could not find chicken breast,did find leg quarters, could only find cream corn, decided to make one of my favorite recipes anyway. The chicken fell off the bone,hardly had to shred, creamed corn didnt alter the recipe, may always make it thisway

  82. I love this recipe! I am trying to avoid the grocery store due to the Coronavirus. I was unable to buy any meat, but got canned chicken breast. Do you think that would work in this recipe? If so, should I add it toward the end of the cooking time? Thank you.

    • I haven’t tried it, but yes I think it would be fine and I would add it towards the end. Let me know how it comes out!

  83. This is the best!  Very easy and tasty!  Even the grandkids eat it!!  

  84. So easy to make with everyday ingredients. The chicken comes out tender and easy to shred. The best is there is no fat in this recipe 

  85. Can I used canned corn instead of frozen? If yes, can it be sweet corn?

    Also, I hate beans, would it change the consistency of I just omit the beans?

  86. Hello,’
    I’m on the blue plan of WW and when I put the nutritional value on the food calculator I get 5 points per serving. How did you come up with 0? Am I doing something wrong?

  87. I made this tonight exactly as the recipe states. I added half a bell pepper because we had it and I didn’t want it to go to waste. The recipe made exactly 10 Cup sized servings. My kids loved it! This will definitely go in the regular rotation of dinners. We may try to serve with rice or tortillas tomorrow night for something different. The calories were very close too, mine came out to 211 per cup.

  88. This recipe is amazing! Definitely a go to for an EASY healthy meal. Love it over some rice with shredded Mexican cheese and cilantro! 

  89. This recipe has become a staple for us! Sometimes I feel like it could use slightly more salt, but not much. We love this one!

  90. When I entered the numbers into the WW app, this came up as 5 SP on Blue – not zero

    • It’s definitely zero points if you use the ingredients Gina lists. Did you use the WW Recipe Builder or the calculator? You need to use the Recipe Builder because the calculator does not account for zero point foods. Hope this helps.

  91. Not the most flavorful meal Ive made from Skinnytaste!

    • Same here, but it was a good base. I ended up adding a packet of ranch dressing mix, 8 ounces of water with a chicken bouillon cubes and about a teaspoon each of paprika, onion powder and garlic powder. That did the trick.

  92. I’ve completed the recipe and it’s in the crockpot. It already smells wonderful. My husband loves wraps. Will it be too runny to strain into one? Or should I just go ahead and make cornbread?

  93. Looking for point in blue 💙

  94. Once this is cooked & cooled I can put it in the freezer right? What are the directions once I take it out of the freezer? 

  95. when I run this recipe through the WW calculator for the blue plan I get 5pts and you have it as 0pts

    • You have to use the recipe builder, not the calculator. The calculator doesn’t recognize the zero point foods.

  96. Chicken Chili turned out great! This is now one of my “go to” meals for healthy eating.

  97. We quite enjoyed this dish! However, as a stand-alone meal with no sides the recipe yields about 5-6 satisfying servings. Trying to serve 10 would be a stretch. Either way, 5 stars! We’ll be making this again.

  98. My family and I love this recipe! I make it often. Delicious!!

  99. Ever since my daughter introduced us to this great recipe, we practically live on it. I thought the tomatoes with green chili were over-priced at the grocery store, so I bought regular diced tomatoes and a couple of small cans of Jalapinos and used them for the tomatoes with green chili. I’ve continued doing that with every batch I make. I always make a double batch (it does all fit in the crock pot) and I freeze just the amount the two of us use in plastic bags–makes for a lot of good meals in practically no time for any nights I don’t feel like thinking about food or cooking. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  100. Delicious

  101. Do you need to thaw the Chicken breasts?

  102. Eating this right now. I practically live on this dish. 

  103. Hello,
    This recipe looks amazing! 
    I am in the process of buying a slow cooker but I hesitate with an Instant Pot.
    I know the IP would have the slow cooker option as well as many others (pressure cooker…) but I really wanted the slow cooker to make dishes such as this one (chilli, pulled pork and so on) ans I’ve read that it’s not as good as a real slow cooker for the this kind of recipes.
    What is your opinion on that subject? I would really appreciate your input ! (and your reader’s as well!)
    Thank you in advance!

    • I still like my slow cooker for slow cooking!

    • I’ve used my Instant Pot once for slow cooking; the heat all comes from the bottom, so I don’t think it works nearly as well as a regular slow cooker. Go ahead and buy the slow cooker.

      Gina, this recipe looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

    • I still prefer my slow cooker over the Instant pot for crockpot recipes. My slow cooker has a ceramic insert that gets hot and stays hot. I used my Instant Pot once as a slow cooker, and it took much longer to get hot on the high setting, than my old (at least 6 years old) slow cooker.

  104. This sounds DELICIOUS!!! I can’t wait to try it. Just curious – has anyone tried making this with jackfruit? I”m trying to adapt regular recipes into more plant-based dishes, if possible. Thank you!

  105. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I would make it again 

  106. This is fabulous. Very easy. Dump and go. I think corn bread would go really well with it.

  107. I made this last nights by following this weeks meal plan. I had to omit the beans because my significant other won’t eat them. I substituted for green peppers. This was fantastic!!! We are definitely saving this recipe to make in the future. So flavorful and healthy. Thank you!

  108. Am I able to prep and refrigerate this the night before?

  109. Just wondering if the whole recipe for taco seasonings goes into the chili?

  110. This recipe is delicious! I made this for a chili cook off at work and I won the Golden Spoon! Just a couple of notes: I don’t use a seasoning packet and I double the seasoning mix as listed, but I don’t double the salt. Also, I use one can kidney beans and one can of Bush’s black chili beans. I’m not sure what’s in the the chili beans but they add an additional layer of flavor. This is truly a “keeper”!

  111. I don’t have a crockpot but I made the recipe exactly as written in a regular big pot with a lid and stuck it in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours, it worked perfectly! so easy, and delicious

  112. Absolutely love this recipe….

  113. How many purple smart points would this recipe be? Thank you 

  114. Does anyone know the SP on ww. I just switched over.

  115. This Crockpot Chicken Taco Chili recipe is fantastic! I love it! I followed the recipe exactly as written and it came out great. I can see how this recipe could be easily customized to suit anyone’s taste. I made cornbread to serve with mine, and can see serving this with a variety of different sides. This is def a keeper for me.

  116. Great recipe but i don’t like beans.

    Can you tell me how to tweak the recipe so that it doesn’t come out all watery if i omit the beans?

    • It’s a soup, so it’s going to be a little watery. I substituted the beans for green & red peppers. Came out wonderful!

  117. The recipe sounds great but I don’t own a slow cooker/ intstapot.  How do I make this in a regular pot on stovetop? How long do I cook it for? Thanks!

  118. Can this be made using the instant pot? If yes how long do you recommend?

  119. I was wondering if this can be canned using a pressure canner?

  120. How can I save this recipe in Pinterest?

  121. I’ve probably made this 30 times now. It’s always a hit in our house. I’ve just started Weight Watchers and was so excited to see it’s 0 freestyle points. How awesome! Thank you for the great recipe.

  122. Great recipe but I will tweak it for our tastes next time. I used chicken thighs as I prefer dark meat. I also rinsed the beans to lower the sodium. 

  123. Outstanding Recipe! Even my non healthy eaters at home loved it. They wanted it a little more spicy so we added sriracha. Overall we will definitely be making this again.

  124. I loved this! I made it for my meal prep and everyone wanted to have this recipe!

    Thank you Gina!

  125. I haven’t made this recipe yet, but I am questioning. the nutrition facts. It is stated there 0 mg. potassium, when, in fact, there is loads of potassium in beans, tomato sauce, corn, diced tomatoes AND there is NO fat. I think this needs to be revised.

  126. When you say “Nestle the chicken in to completely cover”, do you mean the chicken should completely cover the other ingredients, or the chicken should be completely covered by the other ingredients?

  127. I’m noticing that the serving size is no longer listed in this recipe (am I missing it?). Wondering if the serving size is still 1 cup?

  128. This is SO tasty!! I made it for myself and my husband but my in-laws came over so we shared with them too and they LOVED it! This recipe was not only easy but delicious!

  129. have a question – Am making this receipe tomorrow and was wondering if you add the liquid from the cans of beans or drain them first. Not sure if all that liquid is necessary. I couldn’t find anything under the reviews for my question Thanks. am anxious to make it – sounds delicious

  130. I’ve just made this for my family  and they’ve all asked for seconds! I’d say that was a success! I’m in no way a cook and this was perfect, maximum flavour for minimum effort!! 🤣 Thank you for sharing your recipe xxx 

  131. absolutely delicious! I’ve been afraid to try a chili recipe for the longest time because i find myself being so particular but this just HIT THE SPOT! So excited to freeze and enjoy more later!!!

  132. I just started Weight Watchers and I’m loving your site. Can you help me explain what it means in your Nutritional Information where there are two different points mentioned. Here is an example:Freestyle Points: 0Points +: 5. Thank you!

    • Hi Lorri! So listed are the freestyle points (0 in this recipe) and Points + (points plus) which is older WW program.

  133. Hi!

    I would love to make this but on the stove top because I would like to cook for a VERY large group. Could you tell me the best way to convert this to stove top? 🙂

  134. Just starting on WW and someone posted your recipe! I’m making it right now! I didn’t realize I didn’t have chicken so I actually added 2 bell peppers and some celery, I hope it turns out just as good as yours looks! By any chance is your recipe searchable on WW food tracker? 

  135. Simple and AMAZING! I’m just starting back on WW and I’m looking for yummy recipes that will make the transition to healthy ‘easier’ for my family. Since chili is a household fave, I thought I’d start here. SO SO glad I did. It was easy to toss everything in the crockpot before leaving for work. I used some of the leftovers to top tortilla chips for nachos. We loved EVERY bite!

  136. I don’t like spicy. Should I leave out the chopped green chili peppers

  137. I just made this for the first time tonight! I used my Instant Pot Duo Plus 9 in 1 & read other comments about someone experiencing a “Burn Notice” so I decided to thaw my chicken breasts first, then I set them on the metal rack it came with, poured a half cup of chicken broth over the chicken which poured underneath, which was my intention for improving the risk of the burn notice. I then put onions, then beans, etc making sure the tomato ingredients were closer to the top also preventing the risk of the burn notice and I did NOT STIR…I did 30 minutes on the “Bean/Chili” button with a natural release. I waited (forever) for the pin to drop on it’s own and that took 40 minutes….but let me tell you…delicious tender chicken falling off the tongs!!! Thank you Gina! I greatly appreciate that you have this set up for us busy folks…I’m so grateful for you…Don’t stop doing this PLEASE <3 Lol, we need you!

  138. What other add in could you use , green peppers , black olives ?

  139. The recipe is yummy. Next time I will cut back on the chicken breast. 24 ounces was too much chicken for us. Easy to prepare.

  140. Holy smokes this was so good! In New Zealand and had to improvise with a couple of ingredients, but wow so delish!

    • what subs did you make? I’m in Asia and thinking I might have to sub out the green peppers and tomatoes with chilis.

  141. If you make the taco seasoning instead of using the package, do you use the whole mixture above? I love this recipe so much, I have been making it for years with the packaged. It ia one of my favorites! i want to try your taco seasoning recipe now.

  142. Since this is 0 Freestyle points, can the serving size vary from one cup?

  143. I have made this so many times and it is always amazing!!! I add some extra Chiles and fresh jalepenos to make it extra spicy!

  144. I LOVE this recipe and have made it several times, as *stoup* and in peppers. I use ground chicken or turkey and brown it up firstn then add to crockpot. I find it easier than shredding the chicken, So delicious I don’t have leftovers to freeze!

    • Can I used canned corn instead of frozen? If yes, can it be sweet corn?

      Also, I hate beans, would it change the consistency of I just omit the beans?

  145. Can this recipe be used in the Instant Pot? If so, how long?

  146. I’d like to try this recipe and omit the all the beans, has anyone made it that way?

    • Regularly! We have picky eaters so we don’t use cilantro, onion, or beans. Still fantastic! We’ve mixed it with rice, quinoa, ramen, over chips… Love the versatility if this easy recipe!

  147. Loved this recipe.Has anyone done conversions for instant pot?

  148. I cooked this last night for 12 minutes on high pressure in the Instant Pot and used a quick release. I’ve tried 25min., 17min., and 15min, and the chicken breast was always dry. At 12 minutes the breast was perfectly cooked.

  149. How would you do this in the instant pot?

  150. What is the best size crock pot for this – what size do you use?

  151. I just made this yesterday using a dutch oven since I don’t currently have a slow cooker and it turned out perfectly! I put everything into the dutch oven and let it simmer on the stove for about 10 minutes to warm up, then put it in the oven at 375 degrees for two hours. I shredded the chicken after 1.5 hours and put it back in with the rest of the chili for the remaining 30 minutes, as the original recipe says to do. I added about 1/2 cup water. This recipe is delicious and I’ll definitely be making it again!

  152. How can you make it less spicy for 7yr old kids

  153. I just joined WW and someone recommended this website to me and I am so thankful they did! This is the first recipe I made and wow is it so good! I don’t like black beans so we just did 2 cans of kidney beans. What a great hearty meal for 0 pts. I’ll be making this many times in the future. So yummy ????????

  154. What a great meal………

  155. Made it without a slow cooker, in a big pot on the stove. Onions first with a tsp or less of olive oil, and then throw in a clove of chopped garlic. Add tomato based ingredients and spices. I added some chopped white sweet potatoes at this stage. Then let it simmer for a bit, and add the corn and a jalapeno sliced lengthwise for heat. After about 25-30 mins, I added the beans, and then finally some pre-cooked shredded chicken I had. I removed the jalapeno before serving. SO GOOOOOOD! Topped with fat free greek yogurt, scallions, cilantro and a shaving of cheddar cheese. The jalapeno added the right amount of heat for me. Definitely will make again!

  156. So good!! Even my SUPER picky husband liked it!!

  157. This is an excellent and easy recipe with the homemade spice mix. I did use 2.25-2.5 lbs. of chicken, and it was cooked on low after about 6 hours so I shredded it and turned the crockpot to warm. I also added some chopped sweet peppers and instant tapioca for thickening purposes. It is a deliciously different chili!

  158. Very easy to toss together with standard pantry items for a weeknight dinner. Versatile enough to alter to suit your taste (chicken, beef, deer, vegi, etc). I’ve added this to my fall/winter meal rotation. Making a pot tonight but changing it up with fajita seasoning since I grabbed the wrong item. More than likely it’ll come out delicious as the taco since seasonings aren’t far off.

  159. Yes, it does well with beef. I’ve used both ground(I’m lazy and just toss the meat in raw but it works out fine in the end. Just break it apart and stir in with the rest of the ingredients) and cubed in it. This recipe is in my standard fall/winter rotation because I can come home from work and toss it into the crock and let it go. I cook the chicken and use some in tacos etc beforehand and user the leftover shreds for chili to make it quicker. Trying it with fajita seasoning tonight since I grabbed the wrong thing but should be fine. Thank you for the great recipe.

  160. I’ve been doing this recipe for 3years now, doing vegetarian and original. Love both way. Today I’m going to make the recipe for my daughter who is vegetarian, I remove the chicken ad vegetarian stock, freeze in small containers and send it to her for college. Very good recepy ?

  161. I made this recipe for the first time last week. Cooked it in the slow cooker overnight. Superb recipe. I brought a bowl of it into work and have everyone commenting on how delicious it smells. I have frozen a few portions. I will be making this again soon. Very easy recipe.

  162. A friend made this and said it was SOOOOO spicy they couldn’t  eat it. She said it called for 4  cans of chiles. I just looked and realized she misread the recipe! Maybe it should read, “ 1 – 4 oz can of green chiles”? Anyhow, I’m going to try it later this week! Thanks!!

  163. One of my go to favorites! Such great flavour and super hearty!

  164. Could you substitute the chicken for ground beef and instead of diced tomatoes used crushed?

  165. I made this using the IP and frozen chicken.  It was fantastic and I can’t wait to eat it all week then make it again next Sunday!

  166. Instapot 20 min!

  167. This is a staple…I have entertained with this meal on a cold winter day, with lots of toppings. Made it as a quick easy weeknight meal. I literally got home.from work this morning and forgot about dinner. So I half thawed some chicken breasts while I gathered all the other ingredients…which I always have on hand bc this is amazing and a crowd pleaser. Voila. Within 10 minutes everything was in the slow cooker and I’m heading to bed. I’ll be able to wake up and give my kids a homemade meal (one of their favorites) before heading back to work! Thank you again and again for an easy and healthy meal.

  168. This was easy and delicious.  Used boneless, skinless chicken thighs.  My husband loved it, too! 

  169. Has anyone ever doubled the recipe??

    • I’ve doubled the recipe and it turned out great.  It does make a lot so I did have to freeze in small batches, but no problem there.  It’s definitely a family favorite.

  170. I have made this recipe over and over. It is one of my absolute favorites. Travels well for tailgates and pot lucks in Crock pot. I always make sure my pantry is stocked with the items needed. You probably won’t have any leftovers but it’s great for Taco Salads the next day.

  171. I’ve made this several times and it is really good. Hearty and easy! I do Weight Watchers and this is so good, I can even have seconds. What’s not to love about that?! 🙂

  172. A bit too spicy for me. Not sure if maybe I added too much chili powder or if it was the chili peppers? I’m going to remove the peppers next time and cut back on the chili powder to see what it’s like. Still very tasty though. I cooked mine in the Instant Pot using the Chili mode with a natural release and used chicken thighs. Such a healthy recipe!

  173. We make this on a regular basis at my house, because the whole family loves it! It’s also one of my go-to recipes when I need a yummy meal for neighbors with new babies.

  174. Is this recipe South Beach diet phase 1 approved? Anyone know?

  175. This has to be one of the BEST recipe I have ever tried.

  176. Can this be made in insta pot?
    How long to cook for in instant pot

  177. Can this be made on the stove top?

  178. Can this be made in the instant pot?

  179. How long would u cook this in a regular pot? 

  180. All I can say is this is DELICIOUS!!!

  181. Has anyone tried this with beef. I can’t eat chicken. Was just wondering if it would be just as good with beef. 

  182. Why frozen corn? Wouldn’t canned work just as well?

  183. Love this recipe!!! Anyone try it in the Instant Pot? If so, for how long and what setting did you use? Thanks! 

  184. delicious and low in points that you can really fill up! Yum!

  185. Made this tonight and it was really good! Hubby loved it too!

  186. Sometimes I like to switch things up and use ground beef or turkey rather than chicken. Would the 24 oz of chicken be the approx equivalent to 1 lb of ground beef?

  187. I am so glad I discovered this recipe. I’ve made it countless times and it’s my absolute favorite chili recipe! It is a lifesaver for Weight Watchers – 0 points and extremely filling! And it couldn’t be easier to make. I make a batch every few weeks and freeze the leftovers in single serve portions for super easy lunches throughout the week. If I’m low on points for the day, it’s delicious by itself, but I also love eating it with tortilla chips, reduced fat cheese, and a dollop of Greek yogurt or light sour cream. It’s also fantastic for nachos, and on top of baked potatoes. Everyone I have recommended this to has loved it as well. Thank you!! 

  188. This was an absolute hit at my office potluck. I served it with shredded cheese, sour cream and guacamole. Thanks for these beautiful recipes.

  189. What tomato sauce are you using that’s zero points?

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  191. How big of a crock pot do i need to use?

  192. This recipe was amazing. Didn’t change a thing except I made it in the instant pot for 35 minutes. Will make again

  193. Hi there! Can you do this recipe with frozen chicken breasts since it cooks for 8-10 hrs on low or do they need to be fresh and thawed? If frozen, how long in the crock pot?

    • I have made this yummy recipe many times and have used frozen chicken breasts on several occasions.  I start my crockpot on high for about 4 hours then on low another 4 hours.  It comes out just fine.  Probably not supposed to use frozen chicken but it has worked for me!  

    • Just wanted to say you shouldn’t put frozen chicken in the crockpot! Yes, it works as far as cooking the chicken, but since the crockpot uses low heat, it won’t reliably cook the chicken to the proper temperature quickly enough, which can result in bacteria. A lot of people will say they’ve used frozen chicken in the crockpot many times and never got sick or anything, but personally I feel it’s not worth the risk!

      • Whether frozen or thawed, and regardless of cooking method (grilled, sautéed, baked, slow cooker, etc.), as long as the chicken gets to 165F it is safe to eat. IMO, every kitchen should have a good instant read thermometer for food safety and so many more reasons (perfectly cooked steaks comes to mind), For this recipe, verify the breast temps right before shredding and cook longer if they are not at 165F. Even on low, the slow cookers get way above that temp.

  194. I have made this recipe many times using my crockpot.  It is a family favorite!
    Just purchased the Instant Pot Ultra.  Can you help with what setting and timing I would need to do?  Would I need to adjust any ingredients?

  195. This is absolutely the best, tastiest meal!  Very easy to make and great tasting. We serve it with rice but is also good with chips or even corn bread! I have even started this with frozen chicken breast, cooked on low all day and it has been done for supper.  YUM!

  196. InstantPot question: Did you precook and shred the chicken?

  197. This is delicious! I made it today for my husband and me, and the leftovers are going with me for lunch this week! My husband, who definitely does not like spicy food, thought it was great. I might spice mine up a little next time with some chopped jalapenos. Definitely a re-do!!

  198. This recipe was shared during a WW meeting. It is great!

  199. DELICIOUS! This one will definitely be a keeper at my house. Topped with 2% cheddar cheese and a dollop of non-fat yogurt and served with tortilla chips. Fantastic!

  200. This recipe is fantastic! I’m shocked the points are so low.

  201. OMG! My son made this recipe exactly as you stated (using the “make your own taco seasoning”). It is so delicious! And, Yes, ZERO Freestyle Points. It really doesn’t need anything on it, but we did add a little cilantro, shredded cheese. I added a dollop of non fat Greek yogurt. My husband ate it with tortilla chips and my son ate it with white rice.

    This is a keeper! We will make this again and again and again. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

  202. I have an older copy of this recipe & it calls for two 14.5 oz cans of tomatoes with green chilies. This one says 10 oz cans. Which is better?  

  203. This is SO good. I put the thickened leftovers in my kids’ lunches with baked tortilla chips – they ate it like a dip. Delicious. 

  204. Just made this recipe and this was delish!! Definitely a keeper! The seasonings were spot on!

  205. Hello!!
    What would be the time and settings if I wanted to cook this in the instapot? Thanks so much!!

  206. I make this in the Instant Pot and it has become one of my favorite lunches. So easy, delicious and filling!

  207. I think it comes up as 5 points when you only put in the nutritional information. Probably because the can beans ad corn are calculated as carbohydrates. When I put in the whole recipe in to the recipe builder it comes out as zero. Made this a few weeks ago and am making it again tonight! I use my instapot and it turns out great!

  208. I love this chili, it is a go-to recipe for me all the time! Since I only cook for me I’ll make a big batch and freeze each portion in quart-sized freezer bags laid flat and stacked up in the freezer. Then after work when I get home and I’m tired, I can just pop it in the microwave to heat up. Sometimes I’ll heat up some rice with it… super yummy! Love that it’s now 0 Freestyle points too – talk about a lifesaver when I’ve used all my points for the day by lunchtime! 🙂

  209. This is my families favorite go to recipe. It’s not easy to get 4 kids and 2 adults to all agree on one meal. Thanks skinnytaste for making dinner easy and tasty!  

  210. I would like to make this  do u know how many points this is

  211. Logging this into WW and it shows up as 7 points — I am so confused as this tells me it is 0.

  212. Has anyone frozen the leftovers? How long could I keep it frozen for? I cook for only myself and can only eat it a few times in a row before I am ready for something new. Lol.

    • I always make batches of soup and freeze them to take for lunches. They always turn out fine. I made this recipe yesterday, so I haven’t eaten a frozen serving of this yet.

    • I have frozen it and no issues with it being frozen for 2 or 3 months (longest I have tried)

    • It freezes very well. The black beans are sometimes a tiny bit on the mushy side after reheating, but that happens if you store it in the fridge too, and it wasn’t an issue for me or my family. I’ve only frozen it for about a month at the most, because it always gets eaten by then, but I imagine you could store it for up to 3 months or so in the freezer. 

    • I found some hidden in my freezer from at least a year ago and ate it (because I love it!) and it was fine!

  213. Can I use frozen chicken breasts?

  214. This was so good and so easy to make!

  215. Can this be frozen after it’s cooked?  And if so what would be the reheating instructions? Our church leaves freezer meals in the freezer for our members who have had babies or are recovering from surgeries. 

  216. Hi there, can I substituted diced tomatoes with chills for the sauce ?

  217. How would you do this in the instant pot? 

  218. another great Skinnytaste recipe! my family loves this chili-we serve it over rice. easy and delicious. we tweak the seasonings to our preference and often use Trader Joe’s taco seasoning, but not the whole packet bc it can be too much once you add the chili powder.  Love it!

  219. I made this on Monday and sent some home with both my mom and my boyfriend. I loved it! And they both texted me later to tell me how good it was. So super easy and I’ll be sure to make it again, especially once I can get some fresh green chile from NM. And I’m so excited that it’s now 0 points!

  220. Maybe I missed it in comments but do you have a IP recipe for this? Just put on chili for 20 mins? How about with frozen chicken?

  221. I just made this last night for the first t time exactly per the recipe.  First, let me say this is another homerun, Gina. I am wondering, however, if anyone can suggest how to make this a little “soupier.” The flavor was delicious, but for us a little thick.  I did rinse the beans. Would it be possible to just add without rinsing? If I did, would the flavor be altered?

  222. Love this recipe! The first time I made it, I followed the recipe to the letter. It was very good, but not spicy enough for us. Second time, I substituted the tomato sauce with El Pato sauce (spicy!). Game changer! It really upped the flavor ante for us!

    Please keep posting the weekly meal plans, Gina. 4 of us have been meal prepping/sharing for a month, using your plans. Between that and increasing my activity, I’ve lost 10 pounds to date. So yes, your plans help! Everyone in my group has lost weight, and we all feel so much better.

    Thanks for all of the time you dedicate to providing these plans. Your recipes are so flavorful and “different” from what most people would consider “diet food,” and really fit in to my new philosophy of a lifestyle change.

  223. Chicken Taco Chili is great. I. Have made if often.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  224. How would you modify this for an instant pot? 

  225. Excellent, hearty and full of flavor

  226. Made this with fresh corn I needed to use up, and added a bit of cornstarch/water at the 30 min before serving time, when i shredded the chicken, to thicken slightly for my husband’s preference. Topped with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro. It’s a super easy and delicious recipe that will feed a lot! Will definitely make again and will use fresh corn again, since it kept a nice texture. 3 to 4 small ears provided 10+ 0z.

  227. If I were to make it with ground beef, how much would you suggest using and should I change the cook time at all? Thanks!


    – No numeral was included in the Saturated Fat section for this recipe. Was this a typo or generally meant to mean 0 grams? I’m new to your website.

    Looking forward to trying the recipe.

  229. I made this and it is wonderful. I like a little spice so I added some sautéed jalapenos. I do have a question. When I put this in to the app, it says it is 5 points. Am I entering it in incorrectly?

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  232. So nice to come home to a warm, tasty meal waiting for me after work on a cold, snowy night!

  233. Just wondering…when I put the calories and all nutritional information into my weight watchers app to log it, it says this is 5 points, not zero. Thoughts?

    • The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting 0 points foods such as eggs, chicken, fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

      The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”)

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  235. My family loved this dish.

  236. Totally my favorite meal!

  237. I have made this many times, and it is wonderful and easy!   It’s just me and hubby now, and we can get three meals from this one pot. We usually do a taco night, and stuffed peppers too (on the grill, topped with cheese). Yum!  I think I will spice it hot with some ? in adobo.  A little goes a long way. 

     I can’t remeber how long I cooked it in the IP last time, but 20 minutes seems so long. Other chicken dishes are only 7 max 10, for thawed boneless breasts.  I’ll try ten minutes next time, and see if the chicken is done. Can always add more time. 

     I’ve shared this recipe with friends and co workers.   They all love it!   Thank you. 

  238. This was really yummy. Gina, some of us are still doing the standard smart points plan. It would be awesome with your recipes if you could include the previous smart points before freesyle. How many points was this prior to Freestyle?

  239. Very delicious!!!! Love the 0 points for weight watchers.

  240. This was my first Skinnytaste recipe and it was awesome. My husband never noticed that it was “skinny”. Cabbage soup next!!

  241. Newbie to cooking here. If I use dried beans instead do I have to cook or soak them beforehand? Or is it unnecessary since they’ll get cooked along with the chicken?

  242. Fantastic!  A hit every time!  It’s so easy and I almost always have the ingredients in stock. (Also…. I have exclusively switched to the seasoning recipe she gives.  No more packets for me!  It’s WAY more flavorful and way less sodium!) 

  243. My teenage son who only loves meat when it’s fried loved this too. He actually put some of this inside a quesadilla one night too. I love this one because everyone and donwith it what they want…over rice, in a burrito or my new favorite over half a sweet potato for me!

  244.  I am making the chili tomorrow  and I will be making the taco seasoning you have in the recipe,  my question is do I add all the  taco seasoning that I make up ?

  245. Favorite! Whole family LOVES this! I top with nonfat Greek yogurt and alittle 2%cheddar and avacado. 

  246. can you mix everything in the crock pot the night before, keep it in the refrigerator and then take it out and turn it on in the morning?

  247. Made this recipe for a Christmas pot luck it was an obsolute hit.  It was super easy to make.  I made for dinner again for dinner delicious!!

  248. This is fantastic! I used the pressure cooker instead of slow cooker (on stew setting), and it was perfect. So easy and quick to make, and everyone liked it. I’ll be keeping this one!

  249. Finally tried this…delicious,

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  251. Made this last night and it was wonderful! So very easy to assemble. I found by cutting the chicken breasts into 3″ pieces and then removing the chicken after it was cooked made it easier for me. The chicken in my crockpot was completely cooked after 5 1/2 hours on low. I’m going to add a few things in the future … green, yellow and red bell peppers, cilantro and will increase the amount of onion. Great recipe!

  252. When I put it in my recipe builder for WW it says 1 point per serving. Does anyone else get that? 

    • Ashley, someone mentioned earlier that it is 1sp if you use packaged taco seasoning, but if you use the taco seasoning recipe instead, it is zero WW freestyle sp.  My first batch ever is in the crockpot right now. Can’t wait!!

  253. Chicken taco chili can it be made Ina pressure cooker? If yes can you give me the directions 

  254. I LOVE this recipe. I do add a second packet of taco seasoning and do all no-salt-added beans to reduce sodium but still up the flavor.

    • What brand of no salt beans do you use? I can find no sodium canned vegetables just fine but can’t ever find no sodium beans.

  255. Super easy and delicous. I had a friend put the crock pot on mid-morning as I was at work and the chicken was super tender and moist at 6:30 when I got home, It’s a whole lot of chicken for the chili and we loved it. We got a total of 5 meals for large men – all at zero points.

    I do like my chili a little spicier, so I would probably add some chili powder, red pepper, or something to up the spice, but that’s only personal preference. This made a great meal, with lots of leftovers, as is.

  256. Hey Gina
    I usually make my own tomatoe sauce- but do you have any specific canned or jarred sauce that’s healthy? Thanks 🙂 

  257. I’m from UK, can you advise what the can of chopped chilli peppers come in, eg are these pickled or just in water. Could I use fresh green chillies chopped instead?

    • I used a small can of chopped chilies from the Mexican aisle of our grocery. They were packed in water. I’m absolutely positive you could easily use fresh peppers instead.

  258. I’m addicted to this chili.  I make it at my boyfriends some weekends but want to make it at home some weeknight, I do not have a crock pot.  Any suggestions for making it on a stove top? Has anyone tried?

  259. Tried this in the instant pot by pressing the chili button and doing a natural release as advised above. The chicken was still raw. 

  260. Do you put the chicken underneath all the chili.

  261. This is one of my families favorite meals.  I got it from Facebook and shared it after I had tried it.  Now it is a recipe a lot of my FB friends love.  My daughter, and my son make it quite often.

    My husband is a weight watcher member and he is going to share it in his meeting.  Good for you, tasty, and economical!  

  262. This is delicious…everyone always loves this meal. its super diverse and I have served it for company on a cold dreary day! I serve it plain or over rice (any kind, not just white), I have made soft tacos and burritos out of it, next I am going to add some left over homemade chicken broth to the left overs and make Mexican Chicken Soup or Tortilla chicken soup if I put tortillas and avocado! BTW my picky eaters even eat the beans and go back for more!
    Next snow storm I get stuck sleeping over at work I am bringing these ingredients in for us to eat a nice home cooked meal together before working our night shift after a long day of trying to rest! Hazard of working nights as a nurse but everyone would love to wake up to this!
    Thank you for such a wonderful recipe and your website is amazing…its my go to. I often find myself seeking out your site when I want to try something new. Next week I will be making Adobo Chicken!

  263. Hi Gina, I’d love to make this (every recipe I’ve made of yours has been great) but here in England we don’t really have canned green chili peppers, can you explain what they are or what I might substitute them with? Fresh jalapeno? or those jarred chilies you get in brine? thanks x

    • They are mild cooked chilies, not spicy but very flavorful. Not in a bring. Chopped jalapeno will work, seeded if you don’t want it spicy.

  264. Great tasting and easy to make. It’s WW-friendly too. I’ll definitely make this again. 

  265. We just had this chicken taco chili tonight- delicious!! We all loved it and if you are on Weight Watchers, it’s 0 points on the freestyle plan! A winner with my family!

  266. Nestle in the chicken so it is covered by the chili or just sitting on top?

  267. for the Tomatoes with green chilis….. do you use Rotel?

  268. Since all the ingredients are zero point ingredients, it obviously makes the meal zero points. My friend used the WW calculator and entered the nutritional details and the meal comes to 5 points. I’m a bit concerned and confused as I just started WW. Should I be looking at the meal as a whole or each ingredients that is zero points?
    By the way… it tastes absolutely fabulous!

  269. I’ve made this a bunch of times. Now that WW has changed up their point system, it’s 0 points! Ridiculously easy to make and very, very tasty. It’s a favorite in my house.

  270. This is one of our favorite recipes.  My daughter is not a fan of the hot (and neither am I) but we can control the heat individually and it is still delicious.  Thanks Gina for all of your delicious recipes.  I just love having people rave about the food and then tell them that it is healthy too.

  271. I’ve made this a number of times and it’s delicious. Perfect to make for lunches for the week!

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  274. I have made this recipe several times and everyone in my family loves it.  Quick, easy and I usually save all the ingredients on hand. 

  275. I love this recipe! It’s so easy and we eay it a lot!

  276. I made this yesterday (12/27). Added a partially seeded jalapeno and 1 chile in adobo sauce. Yep, it was wonderfully hot. This chili is exceptional. I can use it for lunch this week, but this morning I used 1/2 c with 2 eggs. No points and plenty of nutrition. Thanks for the recipe.

  277. What can u substitute something else for the black beans? Dont like them.

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  279. Is it okay if the Chicken is frozen? Or does it need to be defrosted first?

  280. I have made this twice now and it’s such a delicious and easy recipe. I came home to a wonderful smelling house!

  281. I’m also looking for the instant pot version?! Just picked up my instant pot today and would love to use it with this! 

    • Use the chili button.

      • I’ve made this twice now in the IP and used the chili button. Came out perfect! Thanks Gina for such a great zero point option. I always take a couple of frozen portions to keep in the freezer at work and they are great for those days there was no time to make a lunch! Thank you so much for your recipes!

      • You’re welcome Nora!

  282. I really want to make this in the Inastant Pot. I saw other comments and am wandering if anyone has nailed the recipe.

  283. How many points is this on the freestyle plan? I assume it is lower than 5 since chicken, beans and corn are all no points now? Thanks in advance. I am planning to make this tomorrow. 

  284. I’ve loved this recipe since I first found it on your old blog about 7 or 8 years ago. In the new WW Freestyle plan, this is 0 points! Ahhh! Sooo excited!! Of course, you have to make it with the spice combination that you listed instead of the taco seasoning packet in order to avoid the additional sugars in the taco seasoning. Using the taco seasoning (at least the ones I had in my pantry) made the recipe 1 pt. But still, what the what!?? I’ve got a pot of this going right now for my super-filling 0 pt dinner!

  285. Gina,

    Is this, more a less, a remake of the Santa Fe chicken recipe? This seems very similar with a few extra ingredients.


  286. I made a variation of this on the stovetop and it was great. I actually planned on using my slow cooker but ended up dropping the insert and breaking it 🙁
    I sauteed the onion and cubed & browned the chicken. From there I proceeded to add everything else, brought it to a boil, then I just let it simmer for about 30 minutes. Really good with tortilla chips.

  287. I wonder if this will be 0 points on the new plan. It seems like it would be, but that would be almost too good to be true! This is absolutely one of my favorite recipes.

  288. If I replaced the black and kidney beans with lentils, would I need to precook the lentils? Thanks!

  289. This is really delicious served with rice or corn chips like stated in the recipe.  I topped it with a little sour cream too. It needed a little something something though before I served it. It was a little bland, so I added a bit more chill powder and a little salt.  But, It turns out delicious. I would make this again. 

  290. I scrolled through the comments and didn’t see this mentioned… I just want to make sure you don’t rinse the canned beans, is that correct?

  291. Has anyone tried this in stuffed peppers?

  292. I saw somewhere you posted the directions for the instapot but now I can’t find it!!! Help!!!

  293. Has anyone tried putting these in stuffed peppers?

    • Yes she referenced that recipe right above the video for this one 🙂

  294. Has anyone successfully added sweet potato to this? Would it taste off?

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  296. WOW!! Super Easy and So Good!!

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  298. Have you made this recipe using beef?

  299. I love this recipe so much! I make it all the time, so easy and tasty!

  300. This turned out so amazing. I added a little chicken broth. Healthy and yummy 🙂

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  303. I’m going to need to double this recipe…do you think I need to increase the cooking time any? Or just stick with 6 hours on high?

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  305. Can I substitute ground turkey for the chicken?

  306. The crock pot chicken taco chili was very good and easy to make.  I really like your website.

  307. Hi! I was wondering if you have ever tried to convert this to the Instant Pot? If so, I would love the instructions for that! Thank you!

  308. Thanks for the recipe! It is delicious! I made it in my Tupperware Pressure Cooker in just 20 minutes!

  309. Is there a conversion to cook this in the Instant Pot?

    • Was just about to ask the same thing! I’ve done large chicken breasts in the Instant Pot for salsa chicken and recipe was 13 minutes. Probably could have gone down to 11 minutes. Only thing I’m curious about is the beans, corn, onion etc going that long in the instant pot on pressure setting.

    • I’m interested in doing it in the IP also. I think there will be enough liquid for it to come to pressure, but unsure how long to do set it for.

    • I just made this tonight in my Instant Pot. I put it on soup for 30 minutes and some of the chicken was a little underdone (it was frozen when I started). I turned it back on for another 5 minutes and it was perfect. Used the kitchen aid mixer to shred the chicken, stirred it up and it was done. It was really good and the kids and husband liked it, too.

      • I made this in my Instapot – and put it on stew which is 35 minutes, shredded the chicken then put it back in and let it sit on low for 30 min or so and was perfect!

      • Was the IP sealed or venting throughout? Did you use the slow cook option at all?

    • I made this in the IP tonight. Doubled the recipe, threw all the ingredients plus 1 cup water in there (chicken was frozen), 20 mins high pressure, natural release. Came out perfect!

  310. This was the first recipe I made from your site. My husband is a picky eater. It is a challenge to please him.
    He has loved everything I have made! Thank you for your creativity!

  311. So I’m quite new to freezing meals (and I need to get a hang of it before baby #2 arrives!)… I assume this can be frozen both cooked and uncooked? And if it is frozen uncooked, do I just toss the entire bag of frozen food in the crock pot and cook it the same amount of time you suggested, or do I need to thaw first? Thanks so much! 

  312. We made this last night and it smells delicious. We left it in uncovered tupperware to cool and then forgot it overnight on the counter. No AC on all night, but not a warm night (less than 15C/60F) but it was out for about 7 hours.
    My gut says to throw it out. Any opinions?
    I’m so disappointed, it smelled so good. But it’s super easy to make so I will definitely make it again. Just wasn’t planning on making it twice in one week! 🙂

  313. Great recipes, love the smart p

  314. hi! i read through a bunch of comments and reread the recipe about 7 times so please forgive me if this has already been addressed but since this is a once a week meal at our house i wanted to ask…how much is one serving? i know it says it serves 10, but how much do you get per serving? trying to follow my smartpoints and instead of getting out 10 bowls and equally dividing allllll the chili between them i thought i would ask 😉 is it only one cup per serving? 1.5? either way the points are so low im going to get enought! 😉
    thanks so much!

    • It does say ‘about one cup’:


      Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: About 1 cup

      Amount Per Serving:
      Smart Points: 5
      Points +: 5
      Calories: 220
      Total Fat: 3g
      Saturated Fat: g
      Cholesterol: 44mg
      Sodium: 729mg
      Carbohydrates: 28g
      Fiber: 8.5g
      Sugar: 6g
      Protein: 21g

      • Are you saying in one serving there is this much sodium?

        Sodium: 729mg

      • It does say that there is that much sodium, but it’s because a lot of the ingredients are canned. I always buy the cans that specify “NO SALT ADDED” to reduce the sodium.

      • what is smart points and on does it work.thanks

    • Mine yielded 6 cups, so only 2/3 c per serving because the points are based on 10 servings.

    • You can always put it in the recipe builder and calculate the points based on the size of servings you want to use. We do that a lot. 

  315. This recipe was wonderful and easy – which do not normally go together. The only change I made was to press the taco seasoning directly into the chicken breasts right before I put them in. It was just fantastic. It seems that you – Gina – must put lots of time and effort to get your recipes just right, because they are all so good. Kudos to you!

  316. I’ve made this and it’s great.  Just did it in the insta pot yesterday.  Par cooked the thighs on the grill for ten minutes.  Then used the chili setting, chicken fell apart easily.  Stuffed peppers yesterday, today leftovers, and tomorrow a burrito at work. No seasonomg packet used, just followed the directions. Used organic canned corn.   Delicious! Thank you, thank you.  

    • Omg, just realized I forgot the onion.  Didn’t miss it, and I’ve made this twice before.  Definitely a keeper.  I’ve shared it with friends who love it too. 

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  318. I sure miss your recipes like these! I cannot get my family to eat most of your recent recipes. 🙁 This used to be our go-to WW recipe site.

  319. I made this again today but did a couple little things differently.
    If you have time brown the onion in a tiny bit of olive oil,
    add the seasonings and cook 30 seconds, then add tomato
    sauce and cook just a minute or so. Add that to the remaining
    ingredients in the crock pot, then nestle in your chicken
    I also used an extra can of black beans and half a can of hot
    tomatoes and chili in addition to the 2 cans of them, but those
    were medium. Did not use corn, not a big corn fan, except for
    corn chowder or the occasional ear. It came out so freaken good.
    This recipe is great because you can play with it without
    altering the points to much or at all.

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  321. I would cook the chicken separatly as I think the chicken cooked in with everything made it very watery, I had chili soup not chili. Also let the chicken completely cool before trying to shred it.

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  324. Made this today! IT was great! My 12 year son is a picky eater and he ate it! He ate 2 bowls!!! Yummy!

  325. I’m making this for at least the 50th time! It always turns out great no matter what I add or substitute. I’ve been adding a can of refried beans with great results.

  326. I’m out of corn. Can I steam some and add it to the rest of the ingredients later?

  327. PERFECTION. Made it today and it’s amazing. Great flavor and just well balanced. Thank you for sharing!

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  331. Made this a couple of days ago, Was outstanding and also used leftover to make stuff peppers . 
    Will  definitely be making many times.

  332. We are having a bunch of people over this weekend (+kids) and I am attempting to make tacos, offering a shredded chicken filling and a beef filling. Will this chicken taco chili work as taco filling in hard and soft shell tacos? I am debating between this recipe and the slow cooker chicken burrito bowls recipe. I am also for sure making the slow cooker beef tacos. Thank you!!

  333. What does “4 to 6 hours” mean? Do you cook it for 4, 5 or 6 hours? Or does it not affect the way the food is cooked if you leave it in the crock pot for 4 hours or for 6 hours? Thanks

  334. Do you drain the diced tomato before adding?

  335. Delicious! Easy, tasty, and healthy! As a single girl, I can get about eight meals worth of servings out of this! Great meal to make ahead for the week and portion into single servings. One of my current favorites!

  336. Hi Gina! Can you tell me the Saturated fat? Its not listed above and I’d like to store this on my WW app. Thanks so much!

  337. I’ve made this 3 or 4 times now, and still love it! The only chopping involved is the onion, such an easy meal. We have it served over Jasmine rice. 

  338. Are all the questions and comments on this recipe serious? I can’t even.

  339. Sorry, one more question. How do you suggest freezing it?

  340. Can I use chicken tenders instead of breasts?

  341. Can I double the recipe easily by simply doubling all ingredients?? 

  342. If I wanted to leave out the beans ( I know I know, it’s not the same haha), what would the Smart Points be per serving?

  343. I was reading the comments below they asked about making it more soupy you indicated add more broth . I did not see where any broth is added in the original post. Did I miss anything ?? Chicken broth I am assuming . Thank you .

  344. We make corn bread muffins with ours and crumble it over the chili…so good! I will have to try in the instapot!

  345. Hi Gina,

    I’m new to your web site, and this is the first recipe I’ve made. It’s so easy to make, and so tasty. It’s hard to believe that it is so low in calories. I’ll definitely be trying more recipes.

    Thank you:-)

  346. Here are some tips I discovered along the way. They MAY help some readers. For tomatoes. Rotel brand is very good. . It come in 3 styles. Original is much hottet in my opinion. Mild is VERY bland & not worth it IMO. Rotel with Lime and Cilantro is medium but not too hot . PLUS you CAN’T taste the cilantro….so NO problem if you do not like cilantro. We use that one.
    For a more soup like version we tried adding in 1 cup of Salsa (Newman’s Own….medium…… read the label VERY CAREFULLY the fruit ones do not work w/this) and /or an extra can of diced tomatoes . PLUS we used red chilli beans that came in sauce. That gave more liquid and did not dilute the flavors of this great recipe.

  347. Home today with a sick 8 year old…can I use salsa in place of the tomatoes??

  348. How long will it last in the fridge for leftovers before I need to freeze it?

  349. Hi Gina!  This recipe is a big hit with my family. I want to make it on the stovetop today. Can you give me some guidanance?  

  350. This is my favorite meal now. I make it at least 2-3 times a month and have shared this recipe with all my friends and they love it. Honestly the easiest and most delicious crock pot recipe ever. The fact that it’s low calorie and healthy is a bonus. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.