Slow Cooker Chicken (or Turkey) Chili

I have made this chili many times for my family and friends and it’s always well loved and the super easy recipe is often requested. 

 I have made this chili many times for my family and friends and it's always well loved and the super easy recipe is often requested. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

When our schedules are not hectic we love to have people over at our place. We especially love having friends from church during Sunday nights after the evening worship service. It’s just a nice and perfect time to relax, enjoy each others company especially before we face the challenges in the real world the next day — Monday! We enjoy some food and occasionally have some games that everyone can participate in. We don’t do anything too formal or structured, the food is mostly the appetizer type – quick and easy in preparation. The point is to enjoy each other’s company in a fuss-free environment.

 I have made this chili many times for my family and friends and it's always well loved and the super easy recipe is often requested. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

There is one recipe that I often go back to when we want to have people over but don’t wish to stress too much on preparation – Slow Cooker Chicken Chili. This is a tried and tested reliable recipe that can be prepared easily and quickly and then dumped in the slow cooker simply to heat up and allow the flavors to marry. It’s perfect when you have either a left-over chicken or turkey. The amount of ingredient is certainly adjustable to a smaller or bigger crowd. Whether in my old church or the one we currently go to – this chili has been well-received and the recipe often requested. You can adjust the heat level to your liking. When I want it extra hot – I add a teaspoon or 2 of hot curry/chili powder I got from India. Oh so good!

 I have made this chili many times for my family and friends and it's always well loved and the super easy recipe is often requested. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

By: Manila Spoon
Published: 02/24/2017

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

I have made this chili many times for my family and friends and it’s always well loved and the super easy recipe is often requested. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil (light)
  • 2 medium Onions or 1 large, chopped
  • 1 large Green Bell pepper, chopped
  • 3 Celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 Rotisserie chicken (or 3 cups left-over chicken or turkey), shredded or sliced into chunks
  • 2-3 teaspoons Ground Cumin, or to taste
  • 2 canned Great Northern Beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 16 oz Salsa (choose your heat level – I use Medium)
  • 2 (32 oz) Chicken Broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat a large skillet or frying pan and add the oil and butter in it. Once the butter has melted, sauté the onions, celery and bell peppers until the onions have softened and started to brown a little about 5 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker. I like doing this extra step instead of simply dumping everything on the slow cooker for depth of flavor but if in a hurry you can simply add the veggies in the slow cooker.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients in the crockpot and cook for 3 hours on high. Season to taste. Serve with freshly chopped cilantro, cheese and sour cream. Enjoy!

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 03 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 3 hrs. 10 mins.
Tags: Slow Cooker, Crockpot, Chicken, Chili, Dinner. Stew, Soup, Winter, Fall, Recipe, Easy

 I have made this chili many times for my family and friends and it's always well loved and the super easy recipe is often requested. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

20 Comments

  1. February 24, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    I love chilli.. and I can go thru more than one bowl… This looks so delicious. Love the color

    • February 27, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      I can too much of this, too!! Thanks and enjoy!

  2. February 25, 2017 / 5:24 am

    Chili is such a nice and comforting way to satisfy the hunger. You always have great recipes thanks for sharing.

  3. February 25, 2017 / 2:57 pm

    These are some of my favorite meals. The ones you can just throw and the slow cooker and forget and then end up being so Yummy! This looks great!

    • February 27, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! That is true indeed!

  4. February 25, 2017 / 3:55 pm

    I think the slow cooker is one of the greatest inventions ever. Perfect for making recipes like this delicious chili.

    • February 27, 2017 / 11:19 pm

      I honestly don't know how I will live without my slow cooker! Thanks!

  5. February 25, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Slow cooker recipes are awesome. I love the shortcuts of using rotisserie chicken and salsa to make this!

    • February 27, 2017 / 11:17 pm

      Sometimes recipe shortcuts are life-savers so I love this recipe that way. Thanks!

  6. February 26, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    This slow cooker chicken chili looks great meal, also it I like the idea that you used rotisserie chicken to make it . Any cold day chili is best.

    • February 27, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      Quick and easier to use cooked chicken especially if you have left-overs. Thanks!

  7. February 27, 2017 / 4:00 pm

    Chili is THE best thing to make in a slow cooker. All that deliciousness simmering all day and getting more and more flavorful as the day goes on. And the aroma!

  8. February 28, 2017 / 2:17 am

    Any meal I can throw together in the morning and forget the rest of the day, is a winner! Chicken chili will go over great with my family

    • February 28, 2017 / 5:40 pm

      So glad to know that and hope you all will love this. Thanks Amanda!

  9. March 6, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    Beautiful, warm, comforting, balanced, tasty. I’m in. Thank you and have a pleasant day !

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