The best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili ever! This recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dinner to feed a crowd! Loaded with veggies, fiber and protein this meal is even freezer-friendly! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & paleo-friendly!

In honor of the upcoming Super Bowl…which I don’t plan on actually watching (#threekidsixandunder), as well as the super chilly winter we’re having…I have to share this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili recipe with you!

This is my mom’s chili recipe. She is a woman of many talents; she’s an amazing writer, has an unwaivering cheerful outlook on life, and is the best Nana in the entire universe! Something funny though, is that she has never felt completely confident in the kitchen. My sister and I tell her that she is a great cook, but she won’t accept our praise. However, she knows that she hit a home run with this recipe. This is easily the best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili known to mankind. It has won first place in many cook-offs, and because of this recipe my mom is currently reigning as the Chili Queen of the World {it’s an indisputable fact}.

The best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili ever! This recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dinner to feed a crowd! Loaded with veggies, fiber and protein this meal is even freezer-friendly! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & paleo-friendly!

This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is my go-to meal for just about anything. Having a small army of people over for dinner? Make Mom’s chili. Want to take a delicious healthy meal to a friend? Bring them Mom’s chili. Feeling lazy and don’t want to cook for a week? Toss Mom’s chili in the Crockpot and let the magic begin.

This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili  tastes phenomenal from the first day it’s slow-cooked to perfection for up to a week in the fridge. Even after a month or two in the freezer this dish steals the show. Everyone I have made this for asks for the recipe. Everyone. You can’t go wrong, so go and make it right away!

The best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili ever! This recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dinner to feed a crowd! Loaded with veggies, fiber and protein this meal is even freezer-friendly! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & paleo-friendly!

Why this Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is so great: 

Because it is easy. The Crockpot does most of the work for you.

And it’s super healthy. A pot full of protein, veggies, and fiber!

This Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is incredibly versatile. You can add any veggies, beans, flavored tomatoes, salsa, etc. and the results are always amazing. I use one can of beans because my husband is a bean-hater {I know. It KILLS me} but you can add cans of beans until your heart’s content.

It’s cost-effective! Seriously, this is an incredibly inexpensive meal to make, especially considering the number of people it can feed!

The best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili ever! This recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dinner to feed a crowd! Loaded with veggies, fiber and protein this meal is even freezer-friendly! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & paleo-friendly!

Plus, this Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is allergy/strict diet friendly. Because of my husband’s job we host dinners All.The.Time. Many people these days are on restrictive diets, which can make deciding what to cook a chore. That’s when I turn to this Slow Cooker Chicken Chili. It’s gluten free, and when served naked it’s dairy free. You can omit the beans and substitute coconut sugar to make it paleo. This chili really can be all things to all people.

And of course….It’s delicious. Look at that bowl of chili, all dressed up and ready to go.

The best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili ever! This recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dinner to feed a crowd! Loaded with veggies, fiber and protein this meal is even freezer-friendly! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & paleo-friendly!

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Total Time: 6 hours

Yield: 6-8 people

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine chicken breasts and salsa in a large slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until chicken can be easily shredded with a fork.
  3. Towards the end of cooking, add onion, peppers and olive oil to a large sauté pan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-8 minutes or until veggies are slightly soft and onions are translucent.
  4. Turn off heat and add chili seasoning. Mix until your peppers and onions are evenly coated.
  5. Shred chicken with a fork and return it to the crockpot (with the salsa).
  6. Add the tomatoes, chilies, black olives, corn, peas, beans, and brown sugar to the crockpot and stir to combined.
  7. Add the sautéed vegetable mixture and stir to combine.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Let cook on high for at least 1 hour. If you have more time turn heat to low and cook until you need to serve.
  10. Garnish with sour cream, green onions, cheese, chips, etc.!

Notes

*This makes a TON of chili, you can eat some and save the rest in the freezer. **I use mild versions of everything (chili seasoning, salsa, and green chilies) because I am a wimp and I have little kids. If you want more kick you can adjust it to your tastes! ***Feel free to add or substitute any vegetables or beans you desire!

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The best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili ever! This recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dinner to feed a crowd! Loaded with veggies, fiber and protein this meal is even freezer-friendly! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & paleo-friendly!

Something to note….I use the mildest varieties of everything {chili seasoning, salsa, and green chiles} for two reasons: 1) I am a wimp and can’t handle anything spicy. and 2) I feed three children. LOL! If you like your chili to have a kick you can choose the heat level of your ingredients to suit your needs! 😉

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The best Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili ever! This recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect dinner to feed a crowd! Loaded with veggies, fiber and protein this meal is even freezer-friendly! Gluten-free, dairy-free, & paleo-friendly!