Really, the only word to describe this chili recipe is YUM!!! I started this early yesterday morning in the crock pot and let it go all day. Believe me, letting this simmer all day is the perfect way to cozy up the house on a cold December day :) This recipe has just the right amount of flavor and spice. Honestly, I'm a lightweight when it comes to spice, but if you like a spicier chili, you could certainly add some crushed red pepper flakes or a little more cayenne. But really, this is great as is. That's why I'm sharing it with y'al!!!
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
2 c. chicken, cooked and diced
½ red onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
40 oz. can pinto beans
15oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
7oz. can diced green chilies, mild
15oz. can whole kernel corn
2 15 oz. cans low-sodium chicken broth
2 tsp. cilantro, chopped (optional)
1 ½ Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 ½ tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. dried oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
1 – 1 ½ Tbsp. corn starch
Place chicken, red onion, garlic, beans, tomatoes, green chilies and corn in crock pot.
Add all spices (and cilantro, if using).
Pour in chicken broth. Cook on high for about 5 hours. To thicken, mix corn starch in small container with about 3 Tbsp. of water. Mix well and stir into chili. Cook on low for about another hour.