Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Chili
When it comes to food, I’m all about simplicity. I don’t like spending hours in the kitchen, so I love recipes that are easy to follow and don’t require a lot of ingredients. That’s why I love this Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Chili – it’s simple, healthy, and delicious.
To make this chili, you’ll need chicken breasts, lentils, diced tomatoes, and a few spices. I like to add some cumin and chili powder to give it a little bit of flavor, but you can adjust the spices to your liking. Just throw everything in the slow cooker and let it do its thing. After a few hours, you’ll have a hearty chili that’s perfect for a winter night.
Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Chili - Food, But Simple
This chicken and lentil chili is so easy to make, and it’s packed with flavor.
Recipe Yield: 10
Preparation Time: PT20M
Cooking Time: PT5H
Total Time: PT5H20M
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (10 ounces) Rotel
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup mild salsa
- 1 can (4 to 4-1/2 ounces) chopped green chiles
- 2/3 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Recipe Instructions: In a large bowl, combine the first 15 ingredients. Pour into a greased slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for six to eight hours or until chicken is tender and lentils are cooked through. If desired, top with tortilla chips and cheese.
Tips for Making Slow Cooker Chicken and Lentil Chili
I like to use boneless, skinless chicken breasts for this recipe, but you can also use chicken thighs.
I usually make this chili with mild salsa, but you can use medium or hot salsa if you prefer.
If you want a little bit of spice, add a tablespoon of diced jalapeños to the chili.
This chili freezes well, so feel free to make a double batch and save some for later.