Easy Crockpot Chicken Chili Using Affordable Pantry Ingredients!
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Utilize cans of beans, veggies, and diced tomatoes to make a simple Crockpot chicken chili that’s hearty, comforting, and scrumptious.
Love easy CrockPot dinner ideas?
If you struggle with the inevitable “What’s for dinner?” question like me each evening, try making this delicious and easy chicken & black bean chili in your Crockpot slow cooker. This recipe 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! 🙌
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 about minimal effort needed for this idea – these kinds of recipes are the best, especially when they turn out soooo delicious! My favorite slow cooker meals are soups and chili, and this one is a winner!
Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Black Bean Chili
yield: 4 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 4 HOURS
total time: 4 HOURS 10 MINUTES
Prepare this simple meat and bean chili in just a few minutes using your slow cooker and a few pantry staples!
- 1.5 pounds raw chicken thigh meat, cut into one-inch pieces
- 2- 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
- 4 oz. can green chiles
- 15.5 oz. can black beans, rinsed, & drained
- 11 oz. can of sweet corn, undrained
- 1 envelope onion soup mix
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 4 cloves fresh garlic minced
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro (optional topping)
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours, or HIGH for 3-4 hours.
Serve with any desired toppings such as chopped cilantro, sour cream, shredded cheese, tortillas, etc.
Tips for making the best Crockpot chili:
- I used chicken thighs, but you can use breast meat if preferred. In a pinch, you could always skip the meat, or use canned chicken instead.
- Feel free to improvise with stewed tomatoes, different veggies, and any type of canned beans desired.
- Add a hot sauce like Tabasco if desired, or chopped jalapeños. 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!
Crockpot chili 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. I love that this is truly a dump-and-go recipe with very little to no prep. This Crockpot Chili is also very affordable to make as a $10 meal idea.
Versatile soups like this are awesome because you can definitely customize this recipe to taste and cater to what’s in your pantry.
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WILL BE MAKING THIS TONIGHT! Thank you for the recipe!
This looks delicious! Definitely will be making soon!
Oh good! Enjoy 😉
I love the flavor of onion soup mix but don’t care for the onion pieces—texture. I flip the pack upside down to get most of the powder and sift the rest!
Oh great tip! Thanks for sharing 👍
I don’t care for chili but we make a recipe very similar to this one and I could eat it every day! Add 1/8-1/4 cup brown sugar, you won’t be disappointed 😉
I don’t have onion powder, but I do have French onion soup… would that be a weird substitution? Lol, I’ve pretty much got everything else.
Update: I made this tonight with French onion soup and, other than being a bit too spicy for us, it was pretty good! Thank you!
Would I use regular uncooked beans as a substitute for canned bean?
You can sub in dried beans, but you’d just soak them first.
Here’s how to sub dried beans in slow cooker recipes
Lina, you always have the best recipes… yum!! So making this. Thanks again, you all are great at Hip2Save.
Oh thanks for the sweet feedback Ruby!
Love how easy this recipe is. I’m not a tomato lover but I can do the diced tomatoes in anything after they’ve been through my Ninja blender… just a bit! Love how easy this recipe is. Thanks much.
Oh good – thanks for sharing Lisa! Enjoy 😉
Sadly, all can goods have been hoarded in my area.
Same here. No canned goods. We had to quarantine early due to my healthy issues. I’m on day 36. This weekend our month of food we had needed replacing. Sent hubby to 6 places (unfortunately) and there were no canned goods, no frozen or fresh meat or seafood of any kind..and one Target he visited has absolutely nothing at all on any shelf on the food side of the store, nor in the paper products or cleaning aisle. He said it basically looked closed down. I don’t know what we are going to do.
Oh no. I’m hoping that changes for you and everyone real soon.
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Thank you so much for this recipe! I put it in the slow cooker early this afternoon. Our grocery stores are empty. We are limited on ingredients in the home but I had everything for this recipe.
Aw I’m so glad that worked out then. Hugs from me ❤️
Thank you. =)
It was delicious! I would have loved sour cream with it but it is definitely a recipe I will save. Thanks again!
Add a block of cream cheese after this finishes cooking. Delicious!!
oh yum! good idea 🙂
Skip the onion soup mix instead use fiesta ranch dressing mix and throw a package of cream cheese on top. Your welcome
Nice! Thanks for sharing!
Would just regular ranch dressing mix work? And then add the cream cheese too?
Am saving to email to try later
Nice- I hope you enjoy It Joyce!
Could you use frozen corn instead? Would you cool it before?
Hey Shopper123! Yes, frozen corn would work! Hope you love it!❤️
Used 1 chopped onion instead of onion soup mix. Much cheaper and healthier. Yum! Love the recipe
Sweet! A chopped onion is a great substitute! So glad you love the recipe!💗
We put about 2 tablespoons of cumin in it and it adds a added flavor but eliminate the corn.
Making this right now with a large can of crushed tomatoes, can of black beans, half bag of frozen corn, onion soup mix, chili powder, minced garlic and small cut up pieces of chicken breast. So pretty much as written, it is smelling good, I’m hoping it tastes good too! Thought it would be a perfect meal for our busy night especially since it’s 1 degree outside right now…
Oh nice! Yes, stay warm out there. Hopefully this will be a cozy soup 😀