Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili (Soup)

by Melissa on January 27, 2011

Is chili considered a soup? To me, soup is warm, comforting, perfect in the winter and best served with fresh-baked bread or rolls. :) So in my book, chili definitely meets all of these requirements. Sure, it’s a bit thicker and heartier than traditional soup, but is that a bad thing?

The reason I am asking is because Branny, over at Branny Boils Over, is doing a Souper Bowl Charity Event. I really wanted to participate, as Branny is going to donate money to the ASPCA for every Souper Bowl entry she receives. So I checked with her about my chili/soup dilemma and she agreed that chili is an acceptable submission. Branny also asked that we dedicate our posts to a pet. So, I am dedicating my post to my feisty, but loveable, cat, Callie (yes, we were super creative with her name :) ).

Definitely give this Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili (Soup) a try. It is quick and easy to put together in the morning and you have a delicious, slightly spicy and healthy dinner at the end of the day. This chili also goes really well with  these amazing soft garlic knots!

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 16-oz can black beans, drained 
  • 1 16-oz can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 10 oz package frozen corn kernels
  • 1 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 10-oz can diced tomatoes with green chilis (such as Rotel)
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or 4 tablespoons of your favorite home-made taco seasoning)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 24 oz (3-4) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Optional toppings: chopped chili peppers, hot sauce, shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro

Combine onion, beans, tomato sauce, corn, both cans of diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, cumin and chili powder in a slow cooker. Place chicken on top and cover. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours. 30 minutes before serving, remove chicken and shred. Return chicken to slow cooker and stir in. Serve as is, or with optional toppings.

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Dana January 28, 2011 at 11:40 am

Easy crockpot soup/chili is the BEST! And I know it’s for the Souperbowl, but it would be great to serve at Superbowl, too!


Biz January 28, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Call it a soup, chili or stew – it looks delicious! I recently made a chili with sweet potatoes and it was so good!

Happy Friday!


branny January 29, 2011 at 9:12 am

THank you Melissa. This looks like a great recipe and your photo of kitty is precious!


Jolene ( January 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I made 2 of your recipes yesterday!!! They both turned out fabulously and were big hits! I made Italian Wedding soup (and then realized this morning that I forgot to add the spinach!!!) and the baked fontina dip. Yummmmm!


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