Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili (Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker)

This easy Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!

This easy Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!
Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili Recipe

This delicious, hearty, bean-less chili recipe made in the slow cooker with ground chicken, ground beef and sweet potatoes – the perfect combination. Also great in the pressure cooker (directions provided for both)!

This easy Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!

From Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, this might be the easiest slow cooker chili recipe I’ve ever made because it’s very little prep! Just throw all the ingredients into the slow cooker – no need to brown the ground meat or any of the other ingredients first. After the meat cooks, you then break it up with a wooden spoon – genius! I wasn’t sure how this would turn out, so I did break the meat up in the slow cooker with my hands so it wasn’t a big chunk of meat. After it cooked, I broke it up some more and as you see in the photo below it worked out great.

This easy Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!

This was pretty spicy, the original recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes plus two jalapeños. Next time I make this (yes there will be a next time) I’m cutting back on the red pepper flakes, or leaving it out altogether. The jalapeños have enough heat for my wimpy taste buds.  I topped mine with diced avocado and just a little goat cheese (totally optional) which helped balance the heat. This makes a lot, leftovers can be frozen for future meals when you’re to busy to cook.

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!

This easy Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!

This easy Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!
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Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

7
Freestyle Points
285
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Yield: 8 Servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
This easy-prep Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili, perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, seeds removed
  • 1 large sweet potato, 14 oz
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground chicken
  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 14 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • chopped scallions, for garnish
  • 8 oz diced avocado, from 2 small haas
  • 4 oz goat cheese, optional leave out for whole30

Instructions

Slow Cooker:

  • Place all the ingredients except the scallion, avocado and goat cheese in the slow cooker and cook on low 8 hours. When done, break up the ground meat with a wooden spoon and add half of the goat cheese if using.
  • Serve garnished with scallions and avocado on top.

Instant Pot:

  • Place all the ingredients except the scallion, avocado and goat cheese in the pressure cooker and cook high pressure 25 minutes. When done, break up the ground meat with a wooden spoon and add half of the goat cheese if using.
  • Serve garnished with scallions and avocado on top.

Nutrition

Serving: 1generous cup, 1 oz avocado, Calories: 285kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 350mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg
Freestyle Points: 7
Points +: 7
This easy Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!

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This easy Slow Cooker Paleo Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili recipe is perfect for Fall, football games, and chili season!