Slow Cooker Chicken Chili


This is so incredibly easy, and I have made it numerous times. I love making this for freezer meals and passing it along to my friends with new babies. This makes a great freezer meal; you can add all ingredients into a freezer bag before or after cooking and freeze.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 40 mins
4 servings


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed

  • ½ yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder, or more to taste

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 dash hot sauce (such as Cholula®), or to taste

  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup sour cream


  1. Lightly grease the crock of your slow cooker with vegetable oil.

  2. Put chicken breasts into the bottom of the slow cooker crock; add chicken broth, black beans, cannellini beans, diced tomatoes, yellow onion, chili powder, garlic, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Cook on Low for 6 hours (or on High for 3 hours).

  4. Remove chicken breasts from the crock to a cutting board. Shred chicken into strands with a pair of forks and return it to the mixture in the crock; add sour cream and stir.

  5. Continue cooking on Low for 30 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream.

If using frozen chicken that has already been cooked cooked thaw and heat over stove top before adding to slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
10g Fat
42g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 907mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 14g 50%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 713mg 15%

* 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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