This slow cooker chicken chili is an easy slow cooker recipe featuring our chili seasoning and dip-dressing seasoning. The combination of the two flavors gives you a wonderful chili flavor with a hint of onion and garlic. It is a wonderful chicken chili that can be made while you are off at work or if you have a busy schedule.
What are Slow Cookers and Why Use Them?
Slow cookers are wonderful kitchen appliances that help you to serve a tasty meal with a busy schedule. There are many types of slow cookers on the market but they all function about the same. A slow cooker typically has a high or low setting that you can use. If you want your meal sooner rather than later, you can use the high setting just make sure you check your food often because you don’t want anything to burn. If you have time to let your meal cook longer you should use the low setting.
There are also a variety of sizes of slow cookers. You have small slow cookers that are perfect for making dips or fondues. There are also larger slow cookers that can hold a meal for your family. When you go to buy a slow cooker make sure to check sizes and make sure that the size is right for you.
The nice thing about slow cookers are that you can keep the mess of your meal contained in one place. It also nice because most meals you can just dump the ingredients in the cooker and go. Slow cookers are also perfect for if you have to take a dish to a party or friends house. You can load it up, find an outlet, and keep the food warm until it is ready to eat.
If you are concerned about cleaning your slow cooker you can buy slow cooker liners that you just have to dispose of when you are done with your slow cooker meal.
Slow cookers are a wonderful item to have in your kitchen. They are great if you don’t want to start up the stove or if you do not have access to a stove. Most of your favorite meals can be made in a slow cooker. You can even adapt a lot of our Chugwater Chili recipes to be used in a slow cooker. Try keeping our Signature Chugwater Chiliwarm in a slow cooker the next time you want to have it but are busy and need to make it ahead of time.
How to Make Chicken Chili in a Slow Cooker
For this chicken chili recipe, you will need to use 2 chicken breasts. You can use either thawed or frozen chicken breasts. If you use frozen your cook time might increase. Place the chicken breasts in the slow cooker bowl. Now add in a can of rinsed black beans.
Dump in 1 cup frozen corn and one cup of water if you don’t have frozen corn and you have a can of corn just add the can with the liquid and it serves as an equivalent of a cup of frozen corn and a cup of water.
Add 1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes or a diced tomato of your choice. You can use diced tomatoes with green chilies if you like that flavor in your chicken chili.
If you want a creamy chicken chili you can add in 1 brick of Cream Cheese and let it slowly cook in your chili. However, if you have issues with dairy you might want to skip this step. You can also make a creamy chicken chili by adding sour cream before you serve also.
Let the slow cooker cook for about 4 hours on low, then use two forks to shred the chicken in the slow cooker. Then turn it to warm and serve when you are ready. This recipe makes at least 6 servings and makes great leftovers.
After your slow cooker chicken chili is ready you can add some toppings to it. If you are serving a crowd you can create a topping bar next to the slow cooker and let them customize their bowls of chili their own way. Here are is a list of toppings that are perfect for this chicken chili.
- Shredded cheese
- Diced jalapenos
- Diced onions
- Tortilla chips
- Saltine crackers
- Chugwater Chili Crackers
- Sour Cream
- Chopped Cilantro
- Diced or sliced avocado
- Prepared Chugwater Chili Dip
If you enjoyed this chili recipe using our gourmet chili seasoning, here are some other chili recipes that you will enjoy!!!
- Signature Chugwater Chili
- Chugwater Chili with Beer
- Veggie Chili
- Ground Turkey Chili
- Easy Venison Chili (Elk Chili)