Smoky Shredded Chicken Chili


The chipotle peppers give this slow cooker shredded chicken chili a subtle smoky flavor. Top with shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, oyster crackers, or Fritos® chips.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 large onion, diced, divided

  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced, divided

  • 1 ½ pounds shredded cooked chicken

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chiles (such as RO*TEL®)

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chicken broth

  • 1 (14 ounce) can chili beans

  • 2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat oil in a pot over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 of the onion and 1/2 of the garlic; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and season with chili powder, cumin, and coriander; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  2. Stir in remaining onion and garlic, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, chili beans, chipotle peppers, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer until reduced and thickened, 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

262 Calories
9g Fat
18g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 262
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 1414mg 61%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 12mg 62%
Calcium 68mg 5%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 664mg 14%

* 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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