Chicken Three Bean Chili: A Crock-Pot Recipe

A simple, delicious chicken chili I created one day after finding organic chicken breasts on sale at Whole Foods. This recipe fills a large 6 quart crock-­pot and yields 24 cups.

Chicken Three Bean Chili: A Crock-Pot Recipe

Cuisine: Traditional Recipes
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 6 hours
Servings: 24 People
Calories: 175kcal
Author: Tara Wright
This chicken chili crockpot recipe uses three different kind of beans for a robust flavor and texture. Feel free to mix and match different types of beans as you wish! I usually use what I have on hand or whatever fits my current mood 🙂 I just love easy crockpot recipes, don’t you?
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  • In your 6 quart crock­pot, cover the 3 lbs of organic chicken with 1 cup water and the 4 oz can of diced green chili's.
  • Cook chicken in crock­pot on low for 2 hours or until chicken is cooked through and shreds easily.
  • Shred the chicken breast on a cutting board and add back to your crock-pot.
  • Add the diced jalapenos, onion, tomatoes, paste, spices and mix to combine.
  • Add the 10 cups of beans and mix to combine.
  • Cook on low for 2 hours or until jalapenos and onions are cooked and flavors have combined. You can cook on the lowest setting for 4 hours alternately.
  • Stir every 30 minutes.


This is an excellent meal to freeze in 1 cup containers. Make sure you label your containers before they go in the freezer. This can be as simple as a piece of masking tape!
Serving Suggestions:
Dollop with plain Greek yogurt
Sprinkle with your favorite cheese and crumble a few tortilla chips on top
Use as a topping on salad to create a Mexican style salad
Make nachos and use chili as a topping. Our favorite chips are Way Better Snacks Black Bean Chips.


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 673mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4.2% | Vitamin C: 10.1% | Calcium: 5.4% | Iron: 16.8%

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