Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

I came up with this recipe from the pantry, knowing I needed something that I could reheat easily for lunches all week.  It’s good alone, or over rice.  I like to add some diced avocado and fresh pico de gallo right before serving!


  • 1, 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes (no salt added/low sodium)
  • 2, 15.5 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed (I like the organic variety with sea salt – slightly less sodium)
  • 1, 15 oz can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed (Trader Joe’s also has these organic with sea salt)
  • 1, 16 oz can of fat free refried black beans
  • 2, 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained (no salt added/low sodium)
  • 1, 4 oz can of diced green chiles
  • 1/4 cup of hatch valley flame roasted green chiles
  • 3 TB taco seasoning (I use my homemade version)
  • 20 oz (roughly – that’s just what my package had, I think you could go anywhere from a pound to a pound and a half) boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you could also use breasts, I had thighs on hand.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional toppings/add ins: sliced green onions, fresh chopped cilantro, diced avocado, pico de gallo, shredded cheddar or other cheese, sour cream or greek yogurt.  You can also serve over brown rice.


  1. Place all ingredients other than chicken into slow cooker and mix.
  2. Add chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4-6 hours.
  4. With around 30 minutes left in the cooking time, remove chicken, shred and return to crockpot.  Taste, adjust seasonings as necessary.
  5. Serve with desired toppings/add ins.
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