Slow Cooker Black Bean Taco Chili

Hearty slow cooker back bean chicken taco chili. Perfect cold weather comfort food!

Hearty slow cooker black bean taco chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

What is it about the Target dollar section that is so appealing? It’s not super amazing stuff. Just cutesy, random things that we’re suddenly convinced we need. MUST have that tiny bottle of goo-gone because there might be a random sticky spot at some unknown time in the future. Of course, by then the bottle will probably go missing, stored in some odd location after reorganizing. That never happened, seriously, it’s just something I imagine is likely.

But then, there are the things like those cute metal mailboxes that I had every intention of making into adorable Valentine mailboxes for the kids… years ago. I’m not even kidding. They’ve been in a bag, in the basement, for years. I figured they’d be cute. I could be crafty and fun and leave little notes and surprises for the kids. Uhhh that hasn’t happened, obviously. Fail.

And today, it got me. However, I went in with a goal in mind, which is basically never the case. I hoped to find things for the upcoming school vacation week, crafty doodads and such to entertain the kids while we’re still snowed in and looking for inexpensive things to occupy us. $1 paint sets – score! Spiderman, Frozen, etc. That’ll last for all of 30 minutes, but that’ll be $3 well spent…. unlike those mailboxes.

Hearty slow cooker black bean taco chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Here’s a super easy and flavorful, must make dinner! It’s like your favorite homemade taco turned into a hearty chili recipe. Shredded chicken, veggies and beans, seasoned to perfection and topped off with cheese – it’s delicious! A perfect cold weather crowd pleasing dish… made even easier in the slow cooker!

The slow cooker is absolutely my favorite Winter-time appliance. If you’re not using one, you must! It’s a game changer.

Be sure to add this hearty slow cooker black bean taco chili to your dinner plans!

Hearty slow cooker black bean taco chili recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: Serves 4-6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Slow Cooker Black Bean Taco Chili

Hearty slow cooker back bean chicken taco chili. Perfect cold weather comfort food!

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2lb chicken breast, trimmed of fat
  • 15oz corn, drained
  • 15oz black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 15oz petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1C yellow onion, chopped
  • 1C green bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeƱo, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 - 3C chicken broth
  • Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Tortilla chips
  • Sour cream

Directions:

  1. To the bowl of a 5-6 quart slow cooker, add raw chicken breasts, beans, vegetables, spices and chicken broth. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. Remove chicken breasts to shred, then return to slow cooker.
  2. Serve with shredded cheese, tortilla chips and optional sour cream.

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