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Slow Cooker Smoky Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Smoky Chicken Chili is full of smoky sweet flavor. Perfect for your Super Bowl party! Smoked paprika, chipotle peppers, and dark brown sugar develop a rich smoky flavored chili.
Slow Cooker Smoky Chicken Chili

Day 3 of Chili Week! It is no secret that I love a soup, stew, or chili recipe so this week has been one of my favorites. 100% honest – I’ve made my chili week recipes over and over again and can’t pick a favorite. Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili makes the chicken wing lovers happy, and the Slow Cooker Green Chicken Chili with Baked Tortilla Straws is one that everyone in my house loves. You really can’t go wrong with any of these. They are going to be very popular this weekend at your Super Bowl parties.

Slow Cooker Smoky Chicken Chili is a winner. Please don’t be intimidated by the ingredient list. It might look on the long-ish side, but it is mostly spices. This recipe is great for cleaning out the spice cabinet. This chili is low on the effort scale, high on the deep, developed flavor. So, so good. I’ve made this many times and fall in love even more every time. Like most chili recipes, this is a perfect make-ahead meal. Letting the chili hang out in the fridge for a day or two just helps to bring out even more smoky flavor.

Slow Cooker Smoky Chicken Chili

The key to the smokiness is chipotle peppers, smoked paprika, and just a little dark brown sugar. The only real work is chopping a few onions and peppers. You can do that, right?

Slow Cooker Smoky Chicken Chili

Cover everything with fire roasted tomatoes and let the slow cooker do all the work. Serve the chili with lime wedges, shredded cheese, sour cream, and tortilla straws.

Slow Cooker Smoky Chicken Chili

To find the full recipe and ingredient list, click over the Slow Cooker Smoky Chicken Chili over at the Dixie Crystals website. 

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  1. Barbara Macey

    February 10th, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Morning from Knoxville, TN.
    Bree,
    A quick note to tell you what a hit your Smoky Chicken Chili was at our house last Sunday. When I was putting it together no one was too enthused because of “Oh, I’ve had that at work, at church, etc.” However as it was cooking the odor permeated the house & I found people roaming around to find the source. When it was done I didn’t have to call anyone twice–they were waiting with bowls in hand. It was delicious & has been shared, e-mailed, & printed; it is a Keeper! Thank you Bree. An aside: I used a Le Crueset pot in the oven rather than a slow cooker because I prefer the oven. (An AF Officers Wife who enjoys your site.)

  2. bakedbree

    February 22nd, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I’m so glad! I love this recipe and so glad that you and your guests did too. (A CG wife that enjoys that you enjoy my site. 🙂 )

  3. Fiona Ringrose

    November 10th, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I’m going to try this today! Have you tried freezing it? We have an annual Christmas Carol party where I make 3-4 chili’s. I try and make them ahead and freeze. Wondering if this was a good candidate?

  4. bakedbree

    November 11th, 2018 at 2:41 pm

    I haven’t but I’m fairly positive that it will freeze well.

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