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**Slow Cooker Red Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Red Chicken Chili

  • Cooking Time:

    6 Hours on Low
  • Servings:



2 lb. ground chicken
3 1/2 T + 2 tsp. chili powder
1 -15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 - 15 oz. can white beans, drained and rinsed
2 - 28 oz. cans diced fire roasted tomatoes (no need to drain)
1 - Sweet potato peeled and chopped into medium sized chunks
1 - 15 oz. can low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 c. Instant tapioca (such as Minute tapioca)
1 chipotle chile in adobo sauce, chopped (remove seeds if you don't want it too hot)
2 T. low-sodium soy sauce
1 T. salt
1 T. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 c. beer (optional - use to thin chili if needed)

I love this Slow Cooker Red Chicken Chili recipe for so many reasons. It’s super yummy and healthier than most chicken chili plus all the ingredients can be placed directly in the Crock – no need to brown the meat first! Feel free to tinker with the type of beans you use and amount of chiles (in adobo sauce) to match your taste for spice. Please share comments on what you did to make this chili recipe your own.

  1. Place the ground chicken in the slow cooker.
  2. Add 3 1/2 T. of chili powder (set aside the remaining 2 tsp. for later)
  3. Add remaining ingredients, EXCEPT the beer.
  4. Mix everything in the Crock.
  5. Cover and Crock on LOW for 6 hours.
  6. Stir in the remaining 2 tsp. of chili powder and the beer, if needed.
  7. Serve in bowls with your favorite toppings like cheese, sour cream, taco chips, green onions, etc.
Note: If you don’t need 10 servings, you can half this recipe.  It freezes well so you can also freeze in individual containers and heat & eat as needed.

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Lisa Diamond
10 years ago

Question, how necessary is the tapioca? I’m guessing it’s required for thickening but I don’t have any on hand and I can’t leave the house (waiting on furniture delivery). I’ve been wanting to make this chili all week and my ground chicken is going to spoil if I don’t use it today. Help please!!


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Cindy Smith
Cindy Smith
10 years ago


I just flat don’t like beans, but I do like the flavor of chili. Would most of the flavor be there without the beans?

10 years ago

Do you have to cook ground turkey before placing in the crock pot?

10 years ago

Is it really necessary to use beer since my family is non drinkers??

10 years ago

Other than the obvious techniques, are there any other solutions to lowering the sodium content of what appears to be a great recipe?

Another Bob
Another Bob
10 years ago

I notice that you don’t seem to specify crock-pot size in your recipes. Should we assume some “standard” size? And if so, what size?

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