The BEST Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili! Made in the crockpot and loaded with veggies! Perfect meal to feed a crowd, plus it's freezer-friendly! Gluten & Dairy-Free!

**Note! This post was shared in February 2016 but I have updated some of the photos so that I could re-share one of my all-time favorite recipes with you!*

In honor of the Super Bowl…which I don’t plan on actually watching (#threekidsfiveandunder) I have to share this Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili with you.

This is my mom’s chili recipe. She is a woman of many talents; she is an amazing writer, has an unwaivering cheerful outlook on life, and is the best Nana in the entire universe…but 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 Crockpot 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 Crockpot Chicken Chili! Made in the crockpot and loaded with veggies! Perfect meal to feed a crowd, plus it's freezer-friendly! Gluten & Dairy-Free!

This 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 meal 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 one 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!

This meal is easy. The Crockpot does most of the work for you.

The BEST Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili! Made in the crockpot and loaded with veggies! Perfect meal to feed a crowd, plus it's freezer-friendly! Gluten & Dairy-Free!

It’s healthy. A pot full of protein, veggies, and fiber!

It’s 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.

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili! Loaded with chicken, veggies, beans and flavor! Perfect meal to feed to a crowd! #glutenfree #dairyfree

It’s 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 mom’s 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.

The BEST Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili! Made in the crockpot and loaded with veggies! Perfect meal to feed a crowd, plus it's freezer-friendly! Gluten & Dairy-Free!
It’s delicious. Look at that bowl of chili, all dressed up and ready to go.

The BEST Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili! Made in the crockpot and loaded with veggies! Perfect meal to feed a crowd, plus it's freezer-friendly! Gluten & Dairy-Free!

The BEST Healthy Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts (about 3 medium breasts)
  • 1 16 or 20 oz jar of your favorite salsa (I use half a jar of the Kirkland organic salsa from Costco)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning mix
  • 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes (or 2 14 oz) (don’t drain)
  • 1 4 oz can mild green chilies (don’t drain)
  • 1 can of sliced black olives (drained)
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 14 oz can black beans (drained)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook chicken breasts in large crock-pot with a jar of your favorite Salsa. You can cook them on low for 6 hours or high for 4 hours. They’re done when you can shred them easily with a fork.
  2. After you shred the chicken sauté veggies and garlic in olive oil. Once the onions have become translucent add the chili seasoning mix. Simmer/stir until mixed well.
  3. Add the canned/frozen ingredients, brown sugar and the veggie/chili seasoning mixture to the crock pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined and cook on low for as long as you like, but at least 1 hour.

Notes

This chili is so versatile. You can add more veggies or beans to your taste! Or make it paleo by omitting beans and using coconut sugar.

This chili is mild (which makes it kid-friendly)! Feel free to add chili powder or cayanne pepper for heat.

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The BEST Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili! Made in the crockpot and loaded with veggies! Gluten & Dairy-Free!

Now that fall is upon us I’ve already made this Healthy Crockpot Chicken Chili twice! It is one of those recipe that I know will be a favorite for years {and years} to come! Serve it with some of this Healthy Greek Yogurt Mac * Cheese and you won’t be sorry!

Looking for other dinner recipes?

Slow Cooker Thai Coconut Ground Turkey (gluten-free and SO delicious)

Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry (vegan & gluten-free)

Easy Homemade Pizza dough and Homemade Pizza Sauce (best easy dinner ever)

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