Slow Cooker Chicken Chili with Greens and Beans


Beans, greens and chicken come together with tomatoes in a thick and creamy broth. This recipe, as with most chili recipes, doesn't need to be exact and can be altered to fit your taste or what you have on hand. The choice of greens is up to you - my first choice is kale, but you can use spinach, turnip greens, collards or a combination (my favorite)! If you use fresh greens, wash and chop them very fine before adding them to the slow cooker.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 cups canned black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cups canned white beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans petite diced tomatoes

  • 1 ½ cups frozen cooked kale

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ cup diced onion

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon garlic and herb seasoning, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 2 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup heavy cream


  1. Place black beans, white beans, tomatoes, and kale in a slow cooker.

  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion; cook and stir until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Transfer the onion to the slow cooker.

  4. Sprinkle with chili powder, garlic and herb seasoning, and salt.

  5. Place the chicken breast halves on top, then pour the chicken broth into the slow cooker.

  6. Cook on Low for 6 hours. Remove the chicken breasts, and shred or cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Stir the shredded chicken back into the chili.

  7. Stir in the heavy cream, allow to heat for a few minutes, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
15g Fat
33g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 1364mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 34%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 167mg 13%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 898mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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