Slow Cooker Chicken Chili


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This recipe is Sponsored by Hurst’s® HamBeens® Slow Cooker Chili though all opinions are mine alone.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is made easy with Hurst’s® HamBeens® Slow Cooker Chili mix, just add broth and veggies.

chicken chili in slow cooker with cilantro on top.
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Hello! Today I am sharing this easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili recipe made with Hurst’s® HamBeens® Slow Cooker Chili Mix. You can find where this mix is available in your area. Hurst’s® sells many more bean mix varieties, they’re most widely known for their 15 bean soup mix. Stay tuned here in the next few months I have 2 new recipes made with their 15 bean mix, I’m bursting at the seams not sharing them yet.

chicken chili in slow cooker with cilantro on top.

Below you will see that the Slow Cooker Chili Mix has pinto beans, small red beans, black beans, and kidney beans. This is a great bean mix for chili since I usually can’t decide on one bean anyway. The Slow Cooker Chili mix comes with a chili seasoning packet that is low in sodium, so you can control how much salt you want to add. I recommend adding the salt and any tomato products at the end of the cooking time, these both can inhibit the bean softening process if added at the beginning of the cooking time.

4 types of uncooked beans in a slow cooker.

Below is the chili after cooking on high for 5 hours, then the tomato products are added to the pot and cooked for 30 more minutes.

chicken chili in slow cooker with cornbread muffins on the side.

Hurst’s® HamBeens® is a family-run company that I’ve got to know over the last month and I am proud to share their products with my recipes on the blog. Their bean mixes and the slow cooker go perfectly together and what’s great is you can make the recipes your own by adding your favorite ingredients. You can see more recipes that work with their products there. I hope you stay tuned over the next few months to see what else I am cooking up with Hurst’s® dried bean mixes. You can see the video about how to make this chili in the recipe box below. Have a great weekend and I hope you try this chili recipe soon!

2 bowls of chicken chili in bowls

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chicken chili in slow cooker with cornbread muffins on the side.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 5 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Chicken chili made in the slow cooker with Hurst's Hambeen Slow Cooker Chili Mix.


  • 15.5 oz. pkg. Hurst’s® HamBeens® Slow Cooker Chili
  • 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 sweet yellow onion, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 7 cups water
  • 14.5 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/8 cup chopped cilantro
  • salt to taste, I recommend ½ to 1 teaspoon


  • Rinse and sort through the dry beans, sort out any debris and discard. Add the rinsed beans to the slow cooker.
  • Add the chicken breasts, onion, bell pepper, garlic and water. Add half of the chili seasoning packet (included in the bean package). Do not add tomato ingredients, salt or cilantro yet.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • Shred the chicken with two forks, you can shred them right in the slow cooker.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste and remaining chili seasonings stir until combined.
  • Cover and cook for an additional 30 minutes on LOW heat.
  • Add salt to taste and stir in the cilantro. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!

How to Video


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 304IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. James Miller says:

    5 stars
    Tonites ( and about 10 more meals) dinner. Slow cooker chicken chili. Tastes great. A little more liquid than I like so I tightened it up with some cornstarch. Next time less water. . I added a couple of extras. Green chilis, extra bell pepper, extra cumin, even a little frozen corn. Loved it. Thx

  2. Gema Munoz says:

    What else can I use if the Hambeens are not available?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Hi Gema, I would use 1 pound of pinto, black or red (or a mixture), and a chili seasoning packet (usually 1.25 oz.).

  3. Dr. Ron says:

    Made it yesterday in slow cooker. Followed recipe on bag exactly. Turned out great!

  4. Pamela Roth says:

    I made this over the weekend, and it is AMAZINGLY good!!!!

  5. Vanya taylor says:

    Do you have to soak the beans like a regular dry bean?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      You do not, the beans do well without presoaking. But you can if you want.

  6. Linnea says:

    What if I soaked my beans overnight, can you give a idea of how long they should cook then?

  7. Jeannie says:

    Any idea how to convert this recipe to using a pressure cooker instead?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I think it would be 45 minutes in a pressure cooker. I hope that helps!

  8. Connie pettit says:

    Hi Sarah,
    Wanted to say thank you for sharing and making life a little easier for cooking and healthier at the same time! Connie

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Ah thanks Connie, glad to have you as a visitor here.

  9. Isadora Guidoni says:

    Never tried chicken chili before, it looks delicious. Curious to see how it’ll turn out.

  10. Debbie from Florida says:

    Hi Sarah, Just stopping by again to tell you everyone loved the chili! Thank you from all of us!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      So great to hear Debbie! I appreciate your feedback.