Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Crockpot chicken taco chiliI’m no chef, as it may be clear from my “cooking adventures.” I am trying to do better though and this Sunday may have been one of my best entrees yet.

My fiancé’s mom gave me her old crock pot probably a year ago.  I had used it once to melt cheese dip, but never for an actual crock pot recipe. Not sure why I hadn’t, but this weekend I gave it a shot with Skinnytaste’s Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili.

I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing it was. I’m not a big fan of onions, tomatoes and a few other things, so here is how I made it. If you love onions, tomatoes and all those other things, take a look at the original recipe.

Rice and cheese are optional. I put “desired amount” for the rice, because you’ll basically pour some of the chili on top of the rice. So essentially it’s however much rice you’d like. Perhaps a half a cup cooked. I’ve yet to try quinoa, but I’m sure that would be a healthier alternative than white rice. If I try it, I’ll post results.

Servings: 10 • Size: 1 1/4 cups • Old Points: 3 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 203.7 • Fat: 1.4 g • Carb: 33.3 g • Fiber: 10.0 g  • Protein: 16.9 g
(Nutritional information from Skinnytaste, doesn’t include rice or cheese)


  • 1 16-oz can Bush’s black beans (reduced sodium)
  • 1 16-oz can Bush’s kidney beans (reduced sodium)
  • 1 8-oz Hunt’s can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz package frozen corn kernels
  • 1 packet Ortega taco seasoning
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 24 oz (3-4) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • White rice (optional amount)
  • Taco/mexican blend cheese (optional amount)


  • Combine beans, corn, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning into crockpot
  • Place chicken over the top and cover
  • Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for six hours
  • 30 minutes prior to eating, remove chicken, shred, then put it back into crock pot and stir
  • Cook desired amount of rice (will pour crock pot mixture over prior to serving)
  • Top rice with chili, and sprinkle on cheese

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