Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili Recipe

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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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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!

Nutrition

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. Perfect for the beginning of fall. I made this in the instapot last night to eat thoughout the week. It was simple to make and it’s delicious! Thank you for posting so many great recipes. I am hooked on your meal plans! I love them and look forward to cooking because of them. You have made it really easy for me to stay on my weightloss and nutrition plan. I appreciate you!

  2. This recipe is fantastic! I’ve been making it for years. I use Trader Joe’s roasted (frozen) corn kernels.

  3. Great recipe!  My family loves it!  I season and sear the chicken,  that’s the only change. I make chimichangas with the leftovers.

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

  5. 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 .

    • Hi, when do you add the spinach? Do you chop it up? I am on weight watcher and always looking to add veggies. 

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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 

  12. 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? 

  13. 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!  

  14. 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. 

  15. 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. 

  16. 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.