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May 27 2018
4 months ago
2:55 PM MDT

Don’t Know What to Make for Dinner? Try This Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili!

May 27, 2018 @ 2:55 PM MDT
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Is your family hungry… AGAIN?

If you struggle with the inevitable “What’s for dinner?” question each evening, I can relate! Try making this delicious and easy Chicken & Black Bean Chili in your slow cooker that primarily focuses on common and inexpensive pantry ingredients you’ll likely have on hand. Plus, it’s a true one-step meal prep recipe to cheer about!

easy slow cooker chicken chili ingredients on the counter with the slow cooker

Meal planning procrastinators, unite!

This is a perfect idea if you don’t have a plan and want to throw something in the slow cooker! We’re talking minimal effort needed for this idea – these kinds of recipes are my favorite.  Plus, this chili actually tastes great. My favorite slow cooker meals are soups and chili, and this one is a winner!

easy slow cooker chicken chili ingredients in the slow cooker

Versatile & yummy! Here are a few tips:

  • I used chicken thighs, but you can use breast meat if preferred.
  • Feel free to improvise with stewed tomatoes and any type of beans desired.
  • I had a can of corn on hand and added it, but that’s up to you.
  • Add a hot sauce like Tabasco if desired. Since I’m making this for my kids I skipped that part, but I’m sure it’d be yummy.
  • I seasoned using a packet of onion soup mix for additional flavor, and it was YUM. Plus, I have one child who can spot a piece of diced fresh onion a mile away, so this is a good alternative! 🙂

easy slow cooker chicken black bean chili in a ladle

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Chili

Prepare this simple meat and bean chili in just a few minutes using your slow cooker and a few pantry staples!

Serves: 4-5

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Cook Time: 4-6 hours minutes

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  • Step 1:

    Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.

  • Step 2:

    Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or HIGH 4 to 6 hours.

  • Step 3:

    Serve with any desired toppings such as chopped cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheese, tortillas, etc.

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from

easy slow cooker chicken black bean chili in a bowl

Slow cooker success

This is definitely a convenient and comforting chili idea that tastes delicious. If you need a quick family meal, try this one as mine sure enjoyed it. This could be a good recipe to keep on hand if you don’t want to heat up your kitchen this summer, too. Enjoy!

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! Check out all of Lina’s DIY/CRAFTS and RECIPES created just for Hip2Save.

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