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Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe

You could head to almost any county in the country, and you will find that they host a chili cook-off at some point during the year. You may not have a family recipe, but you could get started with this crockpot ground chicken chili recipe.

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There are few foods out there that have entire events dedicated to them. Chili is one of those foods. Chili is a dish that almost every family has a “world-famous” recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Of course, that isn’t literal, but the idea behind it is literal. This crockpot ground chicken chili recipe is easy to make and low in fat, making it perfect for a healthy diet. Friends and family are sure to enjoy this homemade chili recipe, too!

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe Bowl of Chili with Avocado and Chips

Believe it or not, there is a debate in the chili-cooking community about using crockpots. There is an argument to be made for food cooked using different methods.

For example, smoked ribs will always be better than ribs made in a crockpot. That doesn’t mean crockpot ribs aren’t delicious; it just means smoking them is better. That brings us to chili. Chili is a dish that is best made slowly, very slowly.

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe Overhead View of a Bowl of Chili Topped with Avocado Slices, Frito Chips, and a Lime Wedge

The goal is to get all ingredients meld together into one cohesive dish. A crockpot ground chicken chili recipe is an excellent place to start. This recipe provides you with a great chili for a family dinner or as a lunch recipe. The recipe may not win a chili cooking contest.

But that is just because the recipe is on the internet, which means you may be disqualified if caught. However, this recipe could win some blue ribbons from your family and friends. 

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe Ingredients Mixed in Crockpot

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe

The main ingredients are relatively easy. You will need ground chicken, and cannellini beans, and that’s about it. The secret to a good chili is in the things you won’t easily see but easily taste.

Olive oil will help brown the chicken; shallots, garlic, chili peppers, carrots, green chilis, and chicken stock will add flavor. The goal is to get the flavors to blend to make one amazing chili.

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe Toppings

Then there is the seasoning. The seasoning will definitely not be seen, but it will be tasted. You will need cumin, paprika, oregano, chili powder, lime zest, and, of course, salt and pepper.

You can use flour or cornstarch as a thickening agent, and don’t forget your favorite toppings. You can even set up a buffet of toppings and use this recipe as a party recipe.

In fact, this will make your party planning a lot easier since the chili could feed so many.

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe Ingredients Organized on Table

Chili Directions

If you are roasting your own pepper, clean and remove the seeds. Spray or brush with Olive Oil and roast on a cooking sheet for 20 minutes or until the pepper starts to brown and blister.

In a large skillet, heat Olive Oil and add garlic. Cook for about 1 minute at Med-High. Then add ground chicken and cook until browned.

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe Seasonings

Add all Crockpot Ingredients to the Crockpot. Top with the Seasoning Mix. Give it a stir to combine the ingredients.

Cover and Cook on high for 4 hours.

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe Close Up of Bowl Filled with Chili

Combine equal parts flour or cornstarch with cold water in a bowl or measuring cup. Stir quickly until smooth (I mixed ¼ cup each).

Turn the Crockpot to high and slowly add the mixture to the chili, stirring as you go. The amount you use will vary depending on how much liquid you have in the Crockpot and how thick you like your chili.

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe Close Up of Bowl of Chili with Biscuits and Cilantro

Stir in the thickener until it is dissolved, and then let the crockpot cook on high for about 30 minutes to thicken.

Serve in shallow bowls with a toppings bar of lime wedges, chips, goat cheese, avocado, and cilantro, or make it a deconstructed “pot pie” by serving it over the biscuits of your choice.

Crockpot Ground Chicken Chili Recipe

This crockpot ground chicken chili recipe is easy to make and low in fat, making it perfect for a healthy diet. Friends and family are sure to enjoy this homemade chili recipe, too!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time4 hours
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Crockpot Recipes, Meat
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Lbs Ground Chicken
  • 2-3 Tbsp Olive Oil, for Browning
  • 2 15 Oz Cans Cannellini Beans, Drained and Rinsed
  • 1 Shallot, Minced
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Large Mild Anaheim Chili, Any Mild Chili Pepper, Seeds Removed
  • 1 Cup Carrots, Diced
  • 2 Small Cans of Green Chilis, Drained
  • 4 Cups Chicken Stock, or Homemade Bone Broth

Seasoning Mix

  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Lime Zest
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

For Thickening

  • Flour or Cornstarch, Rice Flour For Gluten Free Chili

Optional Toppings and Finishers

  • Goat Cheese
  • Lime Wedges
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Chips
  • Biscuits

Instructions

  • If you are roasting your own pepper, clean and remove the seeds. Spray or brush with Olive Oil and roast on a cooking sheet for 20 minutes or until the pepper starts to brown and blister.
  • In a large skillet, heat Olive Oil and add garlic. Cook for about 1 minute at Med-High. Then add ground chicken cook until browned.
  • Add all Crockpot Ingredients to the Crockpot. Top with the Seasoning Mix. Give it a stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Cover and Cook on high for 4 hours.
  • Combine equal parts flour or cornstarch with cold water in a bowl or measuring cup. Stir quickly until smooth (I mixed ¼ cup each).
  • Turn the Crockpot to high and slowly add the mixture to the chili, stirring as you go. The amount you use will vary depending on how much liquid you have in the Crockpot and how thick you like your chili.
  • Stir in the thickener until it is dissolved and then let the crockpot cook on high for about 30 minutes to thicken.
  • Serve in shallow bowls with a toppings bar of lime wedges, chips, goat cheese, avocado, and cilantro, or make it a deconstructed “pot pie” by serving it over biscuits of your choice.
This crockpot ground chicken chili recipe is easy to make and low in fat, making it perfect for a healthy diet. Friends and family are sure to enjoy this homemade chili recipe, too! Slow Cooker Chicken Chili | Crockpot White Chicken Chili | Homemade Chili Recipe | Homemade Chili with Chicken | How to Make Chili in a Crockpot | Crockpot Dinner Recipes | Slow Cooker Comfort Food Recipes | Crockpot Recipes with Chicken #crockpot #chili

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