Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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Sometimes on those hectic Monday nights, you want to come home to a warm, nourishing bowl of stew that soothes the soul and relaxes the mind —without needing to cook. By the time you get home, you’ll have a chunky chili packed with chicken, beans and veggies in addition to an entire house filled with inviting savory aromas!

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 medium (about 1/2 pound or 225 grams) sweet potato , chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 pounds (565 grams) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 large red onion, diced
  • 1 cup (150 grams) fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, chopped (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (optional garnish)
  • Chopped cilantro (optional garnish)

Directions

Place all ingredients (except the lime juice and cilantro) into a slow cooker. Set slow cooker on low for 8 hours.

Before serving, scoop out the chicken breasts. Using a fork, shred the meat. Add the meat back to the chili, and stir.

Serve in bowls, and top with lime juice and cilantro if you like. Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 8 |  Serving Size: about 1 1/2 cups

Per serving: Calories: 248; Total Fat: 2g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 52mg; Sodium: 390mg; Carbohydrate: 34g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 24g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 849mg; Iron: 14%; Vitamin A: 99%; Vitamin C: 7%; Calcium: 6%