Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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! 
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken chili recipe, crockpot chicken chili, healthy chicken chili recipe, slow cooker chicken chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 50 minutes
Total Time 6 hours
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 193.8kcal
Author Laura


  • 1 ½ lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 16 or 20 oz jar of your favorite salsa
  • ½ of a medium onion about 1 cup, finely diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 1 TBS minced garlic
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 packet 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 4 oz can sliced black olives drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 1 14 oz can black beans drained
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Combine chicken breasts and salsa in a large slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours, or until chicken can be easily shredded with a fork.
  • 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.
  • Turn off heat and add chili seasoning. Mix until your peppers and onions are evenly coated.
  • Shred chicken with a fork and return it to the crockpot (with the salsa).
  • Add the tomatoes, chilies, black olives, corn, peas, beans, and brown sugar to the crockpot and stir to combined.
  • Add the sautéed vegetable mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • 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.
  • Garnish with sour cream, green onions, cheese, chips, etc.!


*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!


Calories: 193.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 18.5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 5.3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2225IU | Vitamin C: 66.6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.8mg