Black Bean Chicken Chili #SlowCooker

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Chili is another of those types of foods that can be pulled together in so many ways. You can have meat or no meat – you can have chicken, turkey, beef or pork. You can have beans or no beans – you can have kidney beans, white beans, black beans, or pinto beans. It can be spicy or not. Also you could add other veggies or not. For this slow cooker creation, I made Black Bean Chicken Chili – and was deliciousness in a bowl!

Black Bean Chicken Chili

I love the combination of Black Beans and Corn – they balance each other so perfectly. And honestly this chili could not be more simple. It took me maybe 5 minutes to put everything in the pot. Then I went out and enjoyed the day with my family and came home to a yummy, hearty bowl of chili!

Black Bean Chicken Chili

As you can see from the pics, I served mine up with some cheese quesadillas. All I do it put some cheese, paprika and cumin in a folded tortilla and toast them in my biggest saute pan until gold brown on each side. You could also serve it with some Cheesy Jalapeno Corn Bread (just add a cup of shredded cheese and half a diced jalapeno to your fave corn bread recipe).

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Black Bean Chicken Chili

A delicious hearty bowl of not your average chili!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken chili, chicken soup, chili, hearty soup, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker 6 hours
Servings 6


  • Slow Cooker


  • 8 oz Sour Cream

For the Chili

  • lb Chicken Thigh boneless, skinless
  • 1 28oz can Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can Sweet Corn
  • 2 15oz can Black Beans drained
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • ½ Yellow Onion diced
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Parsley

For the Rice

  • 2 cup Long Grain Rice
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 15oz can Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 4 cups Chicken Broth


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • Place all ingredients for chili in slow cooker. Stir to combine. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6 hours.
  • At 5½ hours, remove chicken from pot and chop into small pieces. Return chicken to pot and replace lid.
  • In a sauce pan over medium heat, add oil and rice. Stir and cook until rice is lightly toasted. Add tomato sauce and cumin, stir to combine. Add chicken broth and cover with lid. Cook for 15 minutes (do not remove lid).
  • Place a portion of rice in a shallow bowl. Ladle chili over top and garnish with a dollop of sour cream in the center.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:


Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

3 thoughts on “Black Bean Chicken Chili #SlowCooker

  1. This looks absolutely delicious, and I have been wanting to use the slow cooker this week. Thanks so much for sharing it. I’ve featured it at the TFT party.

  2. Congratulations! Your awesome post is featured on Full Plate Thursday,515 this week., and we pinned it to our Features Board. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!
    Miz Helen

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