Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Slow Cooker Taco Chili

Cold days call for hot meals.  This chili will heat things up in more than one way. It wasn't too spicy but it did leave a nice zing in your mouth.

I like to make my own taco seasoning as I have all the ingredients on hand. Feel free to make your own or use a store bought seasoning packet.

Taco Chili Recipe

1 large onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can tomato sauce (16 oz)
2 cups frozen corn or a can of corn
2 cans Rotel with green chiles
Taco Seasoning **
2 lbs. chicken breasts

**Taco Seasoning
3 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp. oregano
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. pepper

Combine everything in a slow cooker and cook on low for 10 hours or high for about 6 hours.  Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred.  Return chicken to slow cooker and stir. 

Total calories = 2500 calories
14 cups = 179 calories per cup

One Year Ago...

Chicken Chickpea Soup

Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. Warming stews and chilis are the only thing getting me through the winter! This sounds delicious!

  2. Love that list of taco seasonings, Debbi. This looks wonderful and warming on a cold day!

  3. Yum! I also make my own taco seasoning. This sounds like pure comfort!

  4. Perfect for a cold snowy day like today! Love it and have to try it!

  5. This sounds so good, and simple, and I love that you used chicken instead of ground beef-no cooking before cooking, you know? Recipes that require browning meat before slow-cooking annoy me! lol Thanks, I will have to try this!

  6. What a warm and hearty chili! Usually when I use chicken in my chili I turn it into a white chili - love this version!

  7. This sounds delicious! I'm so glad I found your blog through WFMW. I'm doing WW, so I'm always on the lookout for low-point foods. I haven't done the calculations yet, but I'm sure this one will fit right in to my points budget. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I wrote a comment and found myself on another site. Weird.

    I love this chili. It has chicken which I much prefer to beef.

  9. Believe it or not, I have only just started using a slow cooker, but oh my goodness I love it! Your recipe sounds absolutely scrumptious - love the spices, and it's a nice change to have chicken in chili instead of beef. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.