Crockpot Recipe: Chicken Taco Chili

30 Oct

It is officially COLD here in East Tennessee!  The leaves are quickly falling from the trees, its rainy, and the temperatures are dropping by the day!  This can only mean one thing…….CROCKPOT SEASON is here!

I love using my Crockpot – but for some reason, I hardly touch it during the Spring/Summer months and tend to use it primarily in Fall/Winter.

I came across this DELICIOUS recipe for chicken taco chili and its Ah-Mazing!  So quick and easy and relatively cheap to purchase the ingredients.  Forgive the un-official measurements….thats ons of the best parts of crockpotting to me is the dump and go method – not really taking time to measure 🙂

Chicken Taco Chili (adapted from SkinnyTaste.com)

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can black beans (drained/rinsed)
  • 1 can kidney beans (drained/rinsed)
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz frozen corn kernels
  • 2  cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1/2 a palmful of Cumin
  • 1/2 a palmful of Chili Powder
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts – enough to make it as “meaty” as you want.  I used 3.
  • chili peppers, chopped (optional)
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

Directions:
Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Top with fresh cilantro. Also try it with low fat cheese and sour cream.

 

EASY right?

I serve mine over brown rice….or sometimes just plain.  I forgot to take a picture of mine when it was done because I went for a bowl right away!  But here is a pic of the finished product from SkinnyTaste:

Photo from SkinnyTaste.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please let me know if you try this recipe – I’d love to hear what you think!  Also, please share some of YOUR favorite crock pot recipes!  I am always looking for new things to try!

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