Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Love me some slow cooker!! -- especially when things get busy and the weather starts to cool off. Here is what I call a "fall" chicken chili because it has some surprising fall ingredients, and it is the perfect comfort food (and pretty guilt-free comfort food at that!). It is also ridiculously easy: prep ingredients, throw in the slow cooker, do other stuff for 8 hours, and voila, comforting and tasty dinner right at ya! Hope y'all enjoy this recipe as much as I do!! It makes quite a bit, so share with some friends or family and freeze the rest for later. Let's just get to it, shall we...

Printable Recipe.

* 2 pounds chicken, either coursely ground or chopped into small pieces (you can usually find the ground kind in the store, but I like the texture of chopped)
* 3 tablespoons & 2 teaspoons chili powder
* 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained & rinsed
* 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
* 2 (28-ounce) cans diced fire roasted tomatoes
* 1 medium sweet potato, peeled & shredded
* 1/4 cup instant tapioca
* 2 tablespoons soy sauce
* 1 tablespoon onion powder
* 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
* 1 teaspoon dried oregano
* 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (sounds strange, but really good!)
* 1 tablespoon salt

* Optional: after it's done cooking, stir in about 1/2 cup of lager-style beer (I thought this tasted really good, but made it a bit soupier)
* Topping Ideas: sour cream, shredded cheese, diced avocado, chopped jalapenos, scallions

* Add chicken to slow cooker. Stir in the chili powder, coating the chicken thoroughly.
* Add the rest of the ingredients, and stir together.
* Cook on low for about 8 hours.

* That's it!! Serve your chili with desired toppings, and EAT FRESH!

~ Leah

Recipe adapted from here.


  1. chili is one of my faves this time of year! yum!

  2. My husband would go crazy for this meal. I'm not a huge fan of chili myself, but yours looks delish!

  3. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please come back Sunday to vote!

  4. I love my slow cooker and this looks like a great dish. Thank you for sharing it.

  5. I have never made chili with chicken. ( I don't know why I haven't!) Thanks for linking up at Foodie Friends Friday!

    Robyn from