Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Fajita Chili

Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Fajita Chili


1 yellow onion, chopped

3 bell peppers, assorted colors, cut into matchsticks*

6 cloves garlic, minced

3 tbsps. chili powder

3 tbsps. cumin

2 tsps. oregano

2 tsps. coriander

¼ tsp. cayenne pepper (optional)

2 tsps. kosher salt, or to taste

1 cup Bob's Red Mill dry garbanzo beans

1 28-oz can Muir Glen Organic diced tomatoes

3 cups low sodium chicken broth

2-3 lbs. bone-in chicken pieces (I used 3 pounds)**

Prep time: 6 hours 10 minutes  |  Total time: 6 hours 10 minutes

A delicious crock pot shredded chicken chili recipe, made fajita-style with bell peppers by Julia at The Roasted Root

Preparation & Directions

  1. Pour the garbanzo beans into a bowl or container and fill with enough water to cover them. Soak overnight, or for at least 6 hours. Drain the beans and set aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add the onion and sauté, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add the bell peppers and garlic and sauté an additional 5 minutes.

  4. Transfer the veggies to your crock pot.

  5. Add the spices, beans, diced tomatoes, and broth, and stir everything together.

  6. Add the chicken pieces (or breasts) to the crock pot, pushing them toward the bottom so that they are submerged in liquid.

  7. Place your crock pot on the low setting and allow it to cook for 8 hours.

  8. When the chili is ready, taste it for seasoning. Add salt, hot sauce, or additional spices if desired.

  9. Using a slotted spoon or tons, pull the chicken pieces out of the crock pot and place them on a cutting board.

  10. Use two forks to shred the meet off the bones and discard all of the bones.

  11. Place the shredded chicken back into the crock pot and mix it in with the chili.

  12. Serve chili with sour cream, cheese, and your other favorite chili toppings.

*I used (1) red, (1) green, and (1) yellow pepper
**You can replace the chicken pieces with 2 to 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts