Crockpot Chicken Chili for Parties

Crockpot Chicken Chili

Crockpot Chicken Chili

We are in full party planning mode this week as we are gearing up for Bean’s 2nd Birthday Party! One often hitch in the party planning process (for either the guest or the host), is the food. What to bring? What to serve? It can be a real headache. Have no fear, Mrs. Know it All aka Mrs. Crockpot, has you covered with Crockpot Chicken Chili!

Why I Love this Recipe:

1)  It is super easy to make and most of the ingredients could be found in your pantry. Also, because it is made in your Crockpot you can make it ahead of time and then keep the chili warm at the party.

2)  It’s toddler and kid friendly. My picky 18-year-old niece ate some of the chili and loved it! The recipe is adjustable for spice, taste, and ingredients.

3)  The beans are packed with fiber, protein, and full of antioxidants.

4)  Tomatoes are vitamin and mineral rich. They contain vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, and Potassium.

5)  Corn is a good source of fiber, folic acid, vitamins, and many minerals. The trick with corn is to buy organic and non-GMO products.

Crockpot Chicken Chili
Serves 1
Quick, Easy, and Yummy!
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
  1. • 1 onion, chopped
  2. • 1 16-oz can black beans, rinsed
  3. • 1 16-oz can kidney beans, rinsed
  4. • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  5. • 10 oz. package frozen corn kernels
  6. • 3 10 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  7. • 1 packet taco seasoning
  8. • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  9. • 24 oz. (3-4) boneless skinless chicken breasts
Optional Toppings or Side Dish
  1. Cilantro, Sour Cream or Plain Greek Yogurt, Cheese, Tortilla Chips, Tortillas, Quinoa, or Brown Rice
  1. Combine onion, black beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, corn, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, and chili powder.
  2. Mix all the ingredients.
  3. Then add the chicken on top. You may need to push the chicken into the mixture.
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  5. Before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return to Crockpot and mix up.
  6. Add in any toppings or sides you want. Enjoy!
Adapted from SkinnyMom
Adapted from SkinnyMom
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Tips and Tricks:

  • This recipe is meant for the standard crockpot size (5 to 6 quarts). My crockpot is much smaller and I meant to adjust the recipe before I began. The result was a overfilled crockpot, which then leaked down the sides and made a huge mess. Lesson in all of this, leave about an inch or so room at the top for any liquids.
  • Add as much or little seasoning as you like. Keep in mind if you bring this dish to a party some people (including kids) may not like spicy food. Spice can always be added afterward with hot sauce, peppers, or chili powder.
  • No need to add salt especially if you are going to serve the chili with chips.
  • Experiment with other beans, meats, and add veggies to give the chili your own unique flavor.
  • Vegetarian or Vegan Chili can be made by omitting the chicken and adding bulgur wheat.  Bulgur is a whole grain that adds fiber and helps with feeling full.
  • If you have a picky eater (child or adult) and want them to try a new food mix it with something familiar.
  • Example: Mix in traditional chips with blue corn, flaxseed, or another chip or cracker.
  • Experiment with other beans, meats, and add veggies to give the chili your own unique flavor.

If you are laboring over what to bring to a party or what to make for dinner, Crockpot Chicken Chili is a great option.

What is your favorite go-to dish for potlucks and parties? Do you have a toddler-friendly crockpot recipe that is a crowd pleaser? Have questions or comments? Post them below!

Beans and Chicken,

Mrs. Know it All

I am a Nutritionist and Blogger who is not known for her plating of food or photo skills. I love to empower people to live the busy lives they have created, while being healthy, happy, and hopefully at their best every day.
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  2. Yumm, this sounds good too…I made a big pot of chile this week, and am heating up the last of it for dinner…I’ll try this next time!

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