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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow cooker season is in full swing, and what better way to warm up than with a big ol' bowl of chicken chili! This crowd-friendly favorite is perfect for chili winter nights (see what I did there?) and is the ultimate football-watching food. And because it's made in a slow cooker, you can whip it up in minutes then let it cook low and slow for hours until you're ready to dig in.
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced small
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced fine
  • 1 (15-oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-oz.) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • Assorted toppings, such as sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced scallions


  • Cook the ground ground chicken in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and cooked through. Transfer the ground chicken into the slow cooker.
  • To the chicken, add the onion, pepper, garlic, kidney beans, pinto beans, tomato sauce, tomato paste, unsweetened cocoa powder, cumin, smoked paprika, coriander, oregano, and chili powder. Stir everything together, and then add the chicken broth to the slow cooker.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook the chili on LOW for 8 hours, or on HIGH for 4 hours.
  • Serve the chili with assorted toppings.
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