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Chicken Taco Chili With Lime (Easy, Comfort Food)

by Kristen

Chicken taco night is one of our favorite family dinners. Why not make it into chili? Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili hits the spot on a cold winter night.  l you need to do for this recipe, adds a few ingredients to your slow cooker with taco seasoning and let it simmer all day. The prep time s just a few minutes. His taco chicken chili tastes best when you add all your favorite taco toppings! I’ve added Instant Pot instructions for you as well.  

In my opinion, adding chicken breast to your crock pot with salsa or diced tomatoes to make easy shredded chicken for tacos is one of the easiest meals you can make.  I have taken my family’s favorite make-ahead dinner and turned it into chili.  You must dump these ingredients in your slow cooker and let your dinner cook all day while you work.  You will love this easy chili recipe if you love chicken tacos as much as I do.

Ingredients needed:

1.5 pounds of boneless skinless chicken- both skinless chicken breasts and chicken thighs will work.

1/2 onion

One 15-ounce jar of your favorite salsa- You can substitute it with canned diced tomatoes or tomato sauce.

One can of corn

One can of chili or kidney beans

One packet of taco seasoning( you can use cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano).

One can of black beans

One cup of chicken broth

Two  tablespoons of lime juice

*Recipe note: I prefer low-sodium taco seasoning, but you can use either in this recipe.  

*Recipe note: If you prefer your chili to have more of a soup texture, I recommend adding more chicken broth 

Chili topping ideas 

cheese

sour cream

avocado

fresh cilantro

fresh bell pepper

tortilla chips of Fritos

chili peppers

green chilis

Instructions

  1. Place chicken at the bottom of your slow cooker pot.
  2. Combine beans, salsa, corn, onion, chicken broth, and taco seasoning with the chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.
  4. About an hour before eating, remove the chicken breast and shred them.  Place them back into your slow cooker and stir the chicken into your chili.
  5. Top chili with your favorite toppings and eat!

Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Set your pressure cooker to the saute setting.  Brown the ground beef. Drain and put the meat back into your pressure cooker’s pot.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot in no particular order.  And stir.

  3. Close the lid to your pressure cooker and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.

  4. Let the pressure release naturally for 10 minutes.

  5. Open up your pot.  If your chili is as not as thick as you would like, saute for 5-0 additional minutes.

  6. Serve

This chili is gluten-free, has a ton of protein and fiber, and is low in calories if you take it easy on the toppings. The total time you spend in the kitchen is less than a half hour.  You can do a ton of round two recipes with your leftovers.  You can make a grain bowl, make tacos out of it, or even enjoy it over pasta.  Your family will love the flavor of this dish.

Chicken Taco Chili with Lime

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 15 ounce jar Your favorite salsa
  • 15 ounce can corn
  • 15 ounce can chili beans
  • 15 ounce can black beans
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

Instructions

  1. Place chicken at the bottom of your slow cooker pot.

  2. Combine beans, salsa, corn, onion, chicken broth, lime juice, and taco seasoning with the chicken.

  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours.

  4. About an hour before eating, remove the chicken breast and shred them.  Place them back into your slow cooker and stir the chicken into your chili.

  5. Top chili with your favorite toppings and eat!

 

If you make this chili, I would love to hear how it turns out! Please comment below this post or tag me on social media and let me know. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

 

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