ZAP Bites: Crock Pot Chili

One of my favorite meals to make for fall is chili! When I was younger, my mom would have it ready for all the kids when we came back from a long and chilly night of trick-or-treating. I recently found this awesome recipe for crock pot chicken taco chili from Skinny Taste. Not only can you make this version in the crock pot, but it adds a little more flavor and spice to an original family favorite. Check out all the details on how to make it below:

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili by Skinny Taste


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans, drained
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz package frozen corn kernels
  • 2 (10 oz) cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 4 oz can chopped green chili peppers, chopped
  • 1 packet reduced sodium taco seasoning or homemade (see below)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 24 oz (3) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

To make your own taco seasoning, omit the packet, cumin and chili powder above and use below instead:

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Combine beans, onion, chili peppers, corn, tomato sauce, diced tomato, cumin, chili powder and taco seasoning in a slow cooker and mix well.
  2. Nestle the chicken in to completely cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours or on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours.
  3. Half hour before serving, remove chicken and shred.
  4. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in.
  5. Top with fresh cilantro and your favorite toppings!

Katie Niemiec, Publicist