Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Total Time:
6 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
6 hr

Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds ground chicken, coarsely ground preferred
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder, plus 2 teaspoons
  • 1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (28-ounce) cans diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 medium sweet potato (about 10 ounces), peeled and shredded
  • 1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup instant tapioca (recommended: Minute tapioca)
  • 1 to 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce with seeds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup lager-style beer, optional
  • Toppings: Sour cream, shredded Cheddar or Jack cheese, chopped scallions, and chopped pickled jalapenos
Directions

Put the chicken in the slow cooker. Add 3 tablespoons of the chili powder and all the rest of the ingredients, except the beer. Stir everything together, cover, and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours.

Just before serving, stir in the remaining 2 teaspoons of chili powder, the beer, if using, and season with more salt and pepper, to taste, if desired. Divide the chili among warm bowls. Serve with the topping of your choice.

Know-How: Stirring in chili powder right before serving brightens the flavor of the chili.

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I really enjoyed this recipe.  I used boneless skinless chicken thighs, which I shredded at the end of cooking.  Also, I added an ounce of dark chocolate with chili extract and a serrano pepper (we like things spicy).  My family loved it!  We used the leftovers in tortillas with shredded cheese and sour cream, yum!  item not reviewed by moderator and published
EXCELLENT, but I made few small changes based on past experience. I followed the idea of placing 1 lb. of chicken breasts underneath and shredding them at the end - a great suggestion. In addition to the beer, I added 1 cup of red wine. Also extra: 1 tsp. of extra hot chili powder as well as an extra can of white Navy beans. However, most important, is the end cooking. For the final hour, I transferred the chili to the stove top in a Dutch oven to finish cooking. This helped the chili reduce a bit and thicken up. Also, about 5 minutes before serving, I added a cup of mesa flour (make a thin paste by mixing with warm water) to further thickness... Divine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My alterations: I used chicken breast instead of ground. I used 1 breast (~8-10 oz) to a 1/2 recipe. Should have used 2. I omitted the chipotle peppers and instead used a sprinkle of Cayenne Red Pepper. I also added 2 tsps of a Chicken Taco seasoning blend I have (Penzy's). I did not use beer and I did not add extra Chili Powder at the end. I also made it the day before I wanted to serve it so the flavors would really permeate. I think the texture was better too the next day...thicker. Would have been 5 stars if the calorie count wasn't so high!! LOL. I wonder how they calculate it if the recipe makes 6 to 8 servings. Per serving calorie count would be significantly different depending on portion size. I wish the calorie count included the portion size. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Waay to much Chile Powder! Next time will lower the amount of Chile Powder. It overpowered everything else. The convenience was the only good thing about this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Boyfriend is a chili fanatic so I am always trying new versions out on him. He usually likes them all and this one was no exception. Made it a couple times now, first time as is, and now to fit what I have and what we like. The grated sweet potato is awesome, it stays a little toothesome for a great texture. Also, I'm not a big spice fan but even I think this amount of chili can handle 3 or more chipotle peppers. Hardly have instant tapioca on hand, so I use Masa Harina whisked in with the chicken stock. Adds great texture and subtle corn flavor. Also substitute ground turkey or a mix of the two. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice, healthy alternative to traditional chili. I'm always one to sneak in healthy stuff into anything I can for the picky kids and this seemed like a good fit if all went well. I have to say it was a winner! I love that I could basically make it early in the day and leave it unattended. I did make some changes as recommended by others. I used 3 frozen chicken breasts (to shred when done). I forgot my list so at the store I got 1 can of pinto beans with chili sauce (didn't drain) and 1 can of white beans (drained/rinsed), and only 1 can of crushed tomatoes with chilies. I used 1 bottle of beer + a bit extra water instead of broth, fresh onion, regular tapioca (couldn't find instant) and no extra chipotle chilies for the 2 picky eaters. They had no idea there was sweet potato which totally disappears during cooking and it wasn't too spicy for me and my son. Other son said it needed more spice so I'll get hot sauce or extra peppers for him to add on top. Hubby said he'd eat again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe a couple of months ago, but I'm just now getting around to reviewing it. I can't remember the exact reasons, besides the taste in general, but we did not like this chili recipe. It was not terrible, but it wasn't good either. I will not be making this recipe again. Since I don't have the option to rate it at 2.5 stars, I'm bumping it down to a two. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and my coworkers absolutely loved this recipe! We omitted the beer and used non-instant tapioca pudding b/c my hubby bought the wrong one lol. We used jalapeños instead of the adobo chilé peppers. It still came out perfect! There was plenty left overs. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was ok... nothing outstanding and that would want to make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the reviews first and everyone raved about it. I liked the idea of placing the chicken breasts on the bottom and shredding after cooking. Worked out perfect and I loved the consistency it gave as I'm not a huge ground meat fan. Also was hesitant when I added the sweet potato and tapioca. But the end result was fantastic! A dollop of sour cream and shredded colby jack perfect fall meal.... and lots of leftovers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I liked it. I ended up making it spicy by adding the whole can of chiles and omitted the beer (since I eat gluten free). We will definitely make this again with beer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. I used turkey since I could not find chicken. The whole recipe did not end up fitting in my crock pot but I just used less tomatoes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm a newbie cook and LOVED this recipe. It requires a lot of ingredients, but is easy to prepare and full of interesting, complex flavors! My fiance said it was the best chili he's ever had! This will be my go to chili recipe. *Modifications: cooked on LOW for 3 hours, then on HIGH for 1 hour; pre-cooked the ground meat with real onions and garlic; removed seeds from chipotle peppers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DEE LISH USSS. I was bored and wanted to make some crock pot delicousness. I had many of these ingredients but not all. Still came out DELICIOUS. I can't wait till i have all the right ones and will be even better. I did not have beer, or all the fire roasted tomatoes. had to do 1 big can fire roasted, 1 big can tomatoes and jalepenos. Did not have the adobo chilis- put in 2 fresh jalepenos chopped with seeds out instead. put the chicken breasts at bottom of pot as someone suggested and they shredded wicked easy at the end. Also- only had kidney beans. still amazing. yes, this is now in rotation. I used my large crock pot- 6 qt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was stalking this recipe for a while. So glad I finally tried it -- will be a future staple in cool months! I bought prepackaged ground chicken and pre-cooked in skillet to make it more "chunky" as other reviewers suggested, before adding to crockpot. I didn't add the beer, but not on purpose -- was a last-minute oversight. We loved this. I will probably use an additional chipotle pepper next time because we love spicy heat. NOTE: It makes TONS. Time for a bigger crockpot. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We make this often as it is easy and tasty. We place two chciken breasts at the bottom of the cooker and at the end of the day shred them into the chili, I think the texture this way is better and it makes for a more hearty chili. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this recipe and it is in regular rotation in my house. I have made a few changes (what cook doesn't make changes: ground turkey instead of chicken, because it is easier to find and less expensive; I omit the soy sauce, sweet potato and beer, and we don't miss anything from these omissions; I use 4-5 chipotle chiles and pour a little of the sauce into the crock-pot; I add a can of black beans because I looooove beans. If you really want to boost the nutrition, use chia seeds in place of the tapioca -- it won't get as thick as with the tapioca but you'll get plenty of healthy omega fatty acids! I love adding chunks of avocado to the chili as a topping. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the sweet potato and cinnemon adds a very unique taste. Outstanding. Full of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We love this recipe! This is my go to chili now and I've always gotten compliments. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am always looking for new chili recipes, and this one is amazing! Based on other reviewers comments, here are some changes I made to the original recipe: Cubed the chicken and sweet potato into 1/2" pieces; reduced chili powder to 2 Tbl; used crushed tomatoes rather than diced, as that was what was available; reduced tomatoes and stock by half and added more tomatoes to moisten. Left out tapioca, beer and last addition of chili powder. Took of the lid and increased heat to high for last hour of cooking to reduce. In general I do agree that browning the chicken and using fresh onion and garlic are tastier, but when I use my slow cooker I am going for speed and convenience as well as taste, and this one fits the bill! For those wary of the cinnamon and cloves, I found they melded well with the other seasonings ( in fact, I often use cinnamon in my BBQ sauce! and complimented the dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family LOVES this Chili. I dice the sweet potato instead of grating it. I have tried it both ways, and we prefer it diced. I love all the flavors and it's super easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't care for this chili at first. It just tasted really "different" to me. That being said, I knew the flavor was excellent... just not to my liking. After the second day of having it, it started growing on me, and by the 3rd day, I was craving it! Yes! It makes a generous amount, which is a good thing, because the flavors deepen and mellow over time. This recipe is EASY and delicious. It may take your tastebuds some time to adjust to the fire-roasted tomato taste, but it is well worth it. It IS spicy, so have some sour cream handy! I will definitely add this to my recipe box. PS: I also omit the beer, and I simply use cut up chicken breasts instead of ground chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe! I'm going to enter it into a chili contest this weekend. I don't use the beer and I substitute ground turkey for the chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used this recipe as a base. I omit the beer, sweet potato, beans (boyfriend hates beans and replace with rice, and cinnamon. I use fresh chopped bell pepper, onions, and jalapenos instead of canned or powder, and used chicken breast instead of ground. I also add a couple of spoonfuls of the adobo sauce from the chipotle chilis. Everything else was the same. The fresh jalapenos and the adobo sauce really spice it up, and omitting the cinnamon cuts down on the sweetness, I used it the first time and we didn't like it. It's all about heat in our house. Needless to say this gets made several times a month! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! this was awesome! I used chicken tenderloins and cut them into small cubes as well the sweet potatoe. It was soooo good. FYI its extremely HOT!!! I added one chipotle pepper.LOL Will do it again with a milder pepper. I also followed the other reviews and ommitted the beer. Love it. Must try item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM!! I agree with the reviews - pulled chicken would be better and improve the consistency, but the rest of the recipe is spot-on delicious! I also added frozen corn and chopped garlic because they're my hubby's favorite. We just ate two big bowls and we're stuffed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is now my go to chili recipe! Hubby says it's the best chili I have made after trying several recipes. Just the right amount of heat. Will be making a BIG batch for Super Bowl XLVI! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chili had amazing flavor and the left overs gained more taste after being in the fridge for a day. I received many compliments on how great and different it tasted. An easy and filling recipe. The only issue I had was finding white beans in my grocery store, so I added an additional can of kidney beans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really great!!! I'm new to cooking and have very little in the way mad cooking skills. This turned out amazing. I've giving this to my friends and they love it too. I used an used an ale for the beer and it added a little kick to it. Over all a big hit with my family and friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe ROCKS!!! Made a few changes, Pulled chicken, add whole kernel corn, 1/4 cup Gold Tequila, Lime Zest on top, and place atop yellow sweet cornbread... Can't go wrong. Consistency great, just follow directions. Cooked in Crock Pot 3 hours and READY SET GRUB!!!! WHOO DAT???? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best chili ever! I omit the lager beer, but I get the most compliments when I make this chili for work or cub scouts. Easy to make, too! Win-win! I LOVE it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO GOOD! I did it slightly different though. I didn't add the cloves (I did add the cinnamon, I didn't add the beer, I didn't do ground chicken I just chopped up some chicken breasts, and I added a chopped up onion. Everything else I left alone and we loooooooved it! The cinnamon with the grated sweet potato was such a different but awesome addition to traditional chili! I will definitely make it again SEVERAL times. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yuck, the consistency is runny and looks regurgitated. Tastes just as bad. Sorry, won't be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After reading many of the reviews and making this recipe myself, I recommend the following: -Chicken -I use roughly chopped boneless/skinless chicken thighs. Ground chicken gets mushy. Thighs hold up to long cooking times, retain their form and moisture and are much easier to find. They give the dish more substance and texture than ground chicken. Feel free to brown them before putting in slow cooker. -Don't use tapioca. Use 2 T cornstarch + 2 T water mixed and added in place of the tapioca -Substitute the ground onion for a fresh chopped 1/2 red onion. Fresh is always better -DON'T put beer in at the end. This dish struggles to get to a good consistency as it is. You don't need to put a beer in it after it is cooked. Pour a beer a drink it on the side. If you want beer in the dish, put it in as a substitute for some of the chicken stock/broth, at equal amounts, but let the beer COOK! -Don't add spices at the end. Spices need to be heated to extract their flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it, will be making this again. I did grind my own chicken coarse, as the stores only have the finer grind. I could see where a finer grind may leave the chicken too mushy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very tasty however it was more like soup than chilli.... The consistency of it was very watery item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! I make it at least once every other week--it's super easy & is delicious. I switched the recipe a bit--I use turkey instead of chicken & I precook the meat before putting it in the crock pot with a few dashes of Chahoula sauce and a liberal amount of Cajun Spice blend. I use this as a sub for the chili's and chili powder (which I was out of one time while making this recipe and I ended up liking it better anyway. item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY spicy and almost runny. Didn't really like it and won't make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Kicked myself for adding the cinnamon and cloves...knew my family would call me out on it, and I could definitely taste it. Once I topped the chili with sour cream, jalapenos, cheese and tortilla chips, it was better. May make again with some modifications. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The shredded sweet potato virtually disappeared, and I think the cinnamon and cloves threw off the whole "chili" concept. The consistency at the end was kind of like canned dog food, and my family "tolerated" the taste. I will not make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe exactly as written. The flavor was terrific but the ground chicken made for a mushy texture. I will make this recipe again, but I will substitute ground beef. I realize that the point of using the chicken is to reduce the fat content, but I'd rather add a little fat and have the better texture that you get from ground beef. Still, good, good flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Disappointed in this one-was more like a soup-followed the recipe exactly-only cubed boneless skinless chicken breasts based on other reviews-would recommend that-just was expecting a chili instead of a soup-would not make again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
i think it was pretty tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
I modified the recipe to use just items I already had at home and it came out yummy. I suppose what I ended up with was a very different recipe but here it goes: I left out the tapioca and the sweet potato, and used chicken breasts instead of ground chicken. I had only 1lb of chicken breasts so I halved the remaining ingredients. I was worried that it was going to be runny, but it thickened after a few hours once I shredded the chicken breasts. I did add half a can of corn and some cayenne powder and a few jalapeno slices (didn't have the chilis mentioned to give it more heat and some color. Tasty! I usually make a white chicken chili but this is nice too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My favorite chili! Make this a lot for tailgates and it always disappears quickly. The sweet potatoes are a nice addition and don't skip the beer!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i usually only lilke chili with red meat (afterall, it's "chili")! But this one is pretty good. And the fact that you just dump it all in your slow cooker and it'll be ready in hours...love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is one of my favorite go-to recipes. Easy to throw together in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a fragrant kitchen! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best chicken chili ever!! I don't eat beef and not like most of the white chili! This recipe reminds me of real chili taste and a hint of sweetness from sweet potato. It was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the first ever chili recipe that I tried. It was a hit with my family and the guys at the base. I don't use the tapioca and add more chili powder and hot sauce since it wasn't anywhere near hot enough. But that's the great thing about this recipe, you can add or subtract to personalize it to your tastes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I always coarse chop a medium size red onion and throw it in there too...nice flavor and texture addition. Usually make it with ground turkey, since it's more readily available. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this often, although I don't use beer or tapioca... I like that it's a nice change from your typical chili, especially with the touches of cinnamon and cumin and clove; people do like it and comment on it when they have it. It's so easy to put together, and the house smells wonderful all afternoon while it cooks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious. I substituted ground beef for the ground chicken. Didn't add the beer as it didn't need to be thinned out. Also plenty HOT without last addition of chili powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe as it, I have made it several times, but I am going to try it with cubed chicken breast to make is a little thicker. I find that the ground chicken sometimes breaks up a little too much, so I think it will have a better consistancy with chicken breast. One of my favorite slow cooker recipes in the winter and I recomend to anyone who likes chicken based chili. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only cook on occasion and found to be very easy to make and glad I read the comments first. I opted not use the tapioca, ground chicken and went with only 1/2 a chipotle chili and 4 half boneless chicken breast. I could have used 3 since it was very meaty. After 6 hours I took the chicken out, pulled it apart with a folk which was easy to do. Returned the pulled chicken to the slow cooker and let it cook a little while longer. I was very pleased with the texture, seasoning and richness of the sauce. I could feel it open up the pours with only a hint of spiciness. Next time I will add corn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was very disappointed with this dish. The ground chicken was not a good idea, it turned to mush. The overall flavor was pretty bland. I wish I would've read the reviews first. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We used boneless skinless chicken tenders instead of ground chicken and cubed them so the chicken would shred as it cooked. We also couldn't find the chipotle chili so we used an anaheim chili instead. We used an amber ale instead of a lager. We thought this chili was fantastic and will be eating it again in the future. It's a great non-traditional chili for the cooler months. I would feel free to change up the spices, but I would leave the liquid ratios as are so the consistency comes out appropriate. It sounds like a lot of people had problems with the consistency and I'm guessing that when they decided to alter the recipe, they didn't alter it appropriately. Leave the base, but play with the taste :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is absolutely retched. If I could give it a negative 5 stars I would. If you live in Texas, avoid this mush like the plague. Who actually puts sweet potato and tapioca in a chili recipe??? Don't know why I even tried to make sense of it or make the dish all together. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chili was a little too sweet for my taste. I also used ground turkey in place of the chicken. not sure I would do this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chili was really good. The sweet potato and cinnamon give it a nice twist to the traditional chili. I also added one chopped onion and 2 chopped cloves of garlic. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this today and my family and I loved it. Since I couldn't find the ground chicken, I used turkey. I also left out the peppers and only used 1 tablespoon of chili powder since my small children don't like a lot of spice. My husband and I later added the additional "spice" to our bowls and it was great. While cooking, I did notice that it was turning out to be watery in texture so what I did after 5.5 hr was add the 1/2 cup of beer and turn it up to high for 40 minutes then reducing heat back to low while removing the lid. As with any chili, the longer you cook it, the more it thickens as liquid evaporates. The use of cinnamon and allspice gave it nice seasonal flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Would never make again. I am a well above average cook and wanted to give this recipe a try. The consistency was terrible and the flavor was awkward at best. The following day I made Paula Dean's taco soup - that was a 5-star recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was a great surprise! I'm not fond of chicken chili...I find the cheesy/creamy/chunky chicken varieties boring. I made this recipe as is with the exception of using a big pot instead of a slow cooker. There is nothing boring about this dish. Its spicy-sweet combination sets it a part from any chili I've tried. As a Cincinnati Skyline lover, I appreciate the melding of contrasting flavors. But a part from my own odd tastes, I made this for a dozen fellow stressed-out law students and no one could get enough. A very unique, memorable chili that will stand out in even the best chili cookoff! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chili was only okay. I decided to use whole chicken *****, cooked in the mixture, and then shredded it instead of ground chicken since I am not a fan of ground chicken's texture. I also added some corn as someone else suggested. The sweetness in this dish makes it a little odd in flavor, though it is edible. I also made some rice and blended it in to absorb some of the liquid. It came out more like a watery dip than a chili. So we were scooping it up with tortilla chips. If I were to make it again, I would take out the sweet ingredients. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I quadrupled the recipe, and made this for 30 coworkers. It was a HUGE hit. I wasn't sure if it would be enough, so I made a pot of white rice. It is a little thin, but if you use the rice, it soaks up the extra liquid, and the consistency is then perfect. I precooked the chicken ahead of time. GREAT idea, since I cooked it on high for 4 hours. I used black, pinto and white beans instead, and added green and red peppers for color. The sweet potato was a little crispy, but I think it made it better, as it wasn't a mushy meal. Next time I think I will have to make one more pot, as everyone wanted seconds and there just wasn't enough! I will definitely be making this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family all enjoyed this but it definitely had a lot of spice to it (we enjoy spicy though. Like other reviewers, next time I'll only include 1 pepper. I used 2 full chicken breasts (not halves instead of ground chicken, then shredded it and put it back in. Oh and I left out the chicken broth, so it might have been watery with it - we didn't miss it (just forgot about it. Very comforting food on a cold fall or winter day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish for a Labor Day family get-together and it was very good, however, it was extremely "hot". I used 2 of the peppers and next time would definately cut back to only one. I also bought a broasted chicken at the grocery store, deboned it, and used that instead of ground chicken. Even though it was very spicy, with the sour cream and cheese, everyone devoured it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Having made this chili multiple times, I was extremely confused when reading the negative reviews. I have always followed the recipe, and my results have always been delicious and wonderfully consistent. The chili has never been "watery" or "runny" and the consistency is that of chili. I wouldn't change anything about the recipe. I have a feeling that a lot of the negative reviews are results of not actually following the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If you make this recipe, be sure NOT to use ground chicken breast - the consistency will come out way too watery and won't look appealing either. The flavor was pretty good, but I don't think I'll try this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We followed the recipe to the T, but were dissatisfied with texture of the ground chicken. I think in the future we will use shredded chicken instead. This is only made more delicious by topping with finely grated cheddar cheese and sour cream and chives. Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was my first chili...and it turned out fantastic! an unexpected taste - it had a slight sweetness to it, but definitely great. the sour cream and beer balanced it out. i definitely added more salt to taste in the end, and more chili powder. it's a big recipe so if you have a smaller slow cooker, i would suggest cutting it in half, or making sure you have the larger size crock pot. enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really great flavor to this chili. You definitely need a 6 quart slow cooker to fit everything without spill over. I did brown the chicken and diced a small onion and few garlic cloves to saute with it before adding it to the slow cooker - still used the garlic and onion powder as well. And fire roasted diced tomatoes are definitely key - recommend Muir Glen organic if you can find them. I did find that it needed more salt and pepper towards the end of cooking, and probably added most of the chili powder it called for as I am a fan of spicy, along with some Yuengling. Felt really good about an entire grated sweet potato (grated in my food processor) being in there which does totally dissolve and also added little more than a cup of thawed corn. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good. I usually use ground turkey in place of chicken. The only thing I dont like is the texture of the tapioca. I never leave it out though because I think it is used as a thickening agent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We were really excited to make this recipe and sadly, it didn't turn out very well. We used ground turkey in place of the chicken and followed the rest of the directions. It was extremely watery and looked like vomit (sorry!). I agree with the other reviews about the consistency. We just couldn't eat it and probably won't try it again. I'm not sure what went wrong but I hope others have better success. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was the most delicious chili ever. I used turkey and omitted the chipotle chilis. Personally, they were super spicy when i dipped my finger in the sauce, so I didn't want to ruin it. The sweet potato scared me because I didn't think they would cook, but it actually melted away and I used a potato peeler to "cut" it up. I used fresh garlic and fresh onions. I would also recommend to brown the turkey first with the onions. I don't think i would make without doing that. I added frozen corn too. There was so much chili left over, i gave some away to all of my family and there was still some left! I paired it with some corn muffins (jiffy) and boy was it good!! Don't forget the shredded cheese and sour cream! I will definitely make for an informal dinner with tons of people. Simply delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a little apprehensive with some of the ingredients that I've never seen in a chili before but the results where fantastic. My family loved it and it even made good leftovers. I made a couple alterations: rather than onion powder and granulated garlic used a diced onion and four cloves of minced garlic. I also cut the chili pepper added in at the end in half as the family found it spicy enough without it. I item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far my favorite chili recipe. I get so many complements every time I make it for family and/or guests. And it's ALWAYS better the next day. A couple of alterations I make to the recipe: 1. brown the chicken before adding to the crock pot (I just like to know the meat I'm eating is cooked thoroughly) 2. saute onions with the meat in lieu of the onion powder. 3. add a couple of diced poblano peppers. Adds good flavour, texture & beautiful color alongside the sweet potato. 4. garnish with a touch of chopped cilantro Makes a FANTASTIC chili everytime! item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved this chili, but it overflowed my crock pot. next time, i'll use less of the diced tomatoes. i like more beans to tomatoes anyway. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this the other night for a small gathering and everyone loved it. Many of my guest ate seconds even thirds. The only thing I did different was I add 1 small can of tomato paste. Huge crowd pleaser !!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved this chili. This will go into my menu rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is absolutely delicious! However, I made the following changes: Browned the chicken before putting it into the crock pot Sauted onions with the the chicken in lieu of onion powder I didn't include Tapioca or Beer because I didn't have it on-hand but I would imagine it would only make this better! I also added a little flour to thicken it up but it thickened nicely on its own after it was in the fridge over night. I would definitely recommend this dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This didnt even need the 2nd dose of chili powder at the end, it was dang good and full of flavor, A+++ item not reviewed by moderator and published
The long list of ingredients put me off a little bit, but the outcome was really good. It's nice that it can just simmer away all day while you're doing something else! I followed other's advice and cooked the chicken first, and I didn't have tapioca, so I skipped that, but did everything else as recommended! My husband was very impressed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this 3 times and will be making it again in the future. Unique flavors. Turkey works well when I can't find ground chicken. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this exactly as directed and it came out watery w/o much flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is hands down the best chili recipe ever! What's also great is that you dont have to do any pre-cooking. Perfect in every way. After spooning into bowls, top with some chopped scallions and cilantro. Delish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
We think this is awesome. We used all of the ingredients and substituted turkey for Chicken. It was fabulous. We would highly suggest this recipe!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cubed the chicken instead of using the ground chicken which made the stew heartier. I added the chili powder at the end because I've found that it tends to turn a little bitter when cooked for long periods of time. It tasted great! Not just plain old chili- I could taste all of the different flavors sifting around which made the whole experience much more complex. It was quite the culinary experience. I also added another chipotle to give it more heat which I loved. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was just okay. The ground chicken came apart after 6 hours in my slow cooker and dissolved into very small pieces that gave it a weird texture. The spice combination was pretty goodith the cumin, etc. I would also throw in a few veggies next time at the end such as peppers, etc. Would try again with another, more substantial meat I guess. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I left out the tapioca and the beer, and made this with ground beef instead of ground chicken. I cooked the beef before adding it to the crockpot. Other than those changes, I followed this recipe to a tee and it came out delicious. The shredded sweet potato adds a hint of sweetness and the starch from it thickens the chili very nicely. I've tried numerous chili recipes but this is definitely the one I will be making from now on. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also don't like the idea of adding the raw chicken to the crock pot. I've tried both ways and have come to the conclusion that ground chicken just isn't a sturdy meat, especially to cook for 6 hours! I've now adapted this recipe with 2 lbs ground chicken in the pot (uncooked) then 1 lb of chicken breast tenders, grilled, then cut into small pieces after the chili is done. I add more cumin (1tsp) 3/4 cup of dog fish pumpkin ale (good spices for this chili are in the beer!) And it comes out great. Nice flavors, a little spicier if you add the chili powder at the end. I only used 2 chipotle chilies and didn't find it to be on the hot side till I added more chili powder. Make mini corn muffins and you've got a perfect dinner for a fall or winter evening! Freezes great too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The chili has been in the crockpot on low for 6 hours and I couldn't wait any longer. Excellent recipe and very easy. Although I did not have a sweet potatoe or beer, so I just proceeded with the recipe minus those two ingredients. I don't know how anyone would have an issue of too watery. Maybe you forgot to drain and rinse the beans. I will definately make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was HUGE hit! The sweet potatoes add a nice touch of flavor, as do the chipotle peppers in adobe sauce...all go together very nicely! This is now my new favorite chilli. I don't think I will be going back to basic chili anytime soon. This does it for me. FYI if you would rather brown the chicken and then add to a Ducth oven and throw in the oven. It is absolutely delish and ready in about 45 minutes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this chili at least four times. I have always used uncooked ground turkey and black beans. I actually found that I had to add more stock because mine was too heavy. It is better cooked on low, I made the mistake of high once and it was not the same flavors. I have never had an issue with an uncooked or undercooked ingredients. My family loves it, it is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This Chili is AMAZING like all the reviews say but make sure you read them and modify the recipe first. I browned the ground turkey ( I bought 1 lb at Whole foods and had to go to Krogers to buy another pound since I didn't have what the recipe called for) I cooked the onion and garlic before I added them to the soup as well. I don't think the soup is too runny if you like it really soupy ( say like a vegetable soup) but I like my chili thick so next time I would add half the can of chicken broth ( the tomatoes have juice in them as well) I used 2 chipolte chilis (found in the mexican food isle) and I did not find it too spicy. I omitted the beer at then end since i didn't want to make it any runnier. Other than that i used what the recipe called for and even added a little extra cinnamon. For my sweet potatoIi used my cheese grater to shred it and I did not find the pieces too hard like others had but next time I might try bigger pieces. For those of you having a hard time finding tapioca I had to look for about 5 minutes for it before I found it. They are not talking about an instant tapoica pudding mix you add milk to. At Krogers it was on the bottom shelf under all the snack packs and instant pudding mixes. It is in a box similar to what you would find if you were buying cream of wheat. The hardest part of this recipe is having to wait for it to cook. The cinnamon and sweet potato give it a really sweet smell. I will defiantly be making this soup again. Hope this helps. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This chili is FANTASTIC!!! Once you have tried this you will not feel the need to go back to beef chili. I did take some of the other suggestions and made the following modifications: 1.) browned the chicken 2.) used on 1 1/2 TBSP chili powder total but 2 chipolte chilis 3.) sauteed 1 chopped onion and 3-4 garlic cloves for the powerded onion and garlic 4.) omitted the beer and chili powder at the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The ratings were so good that I wanted to try it. The recipe was easy and quick enough, but the result was rather disappointing. The only good thing was the flavor. Aside from that, it was watery, the ground chicken felt dry and crumbly, and the potatoes were hard. I am not certain what went wrong because I've made chili numerous times and never had such an outcome. I will not be trying this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is in heavy rotation at our house, we all love it! I've always used ground turkey and have omitted the chiles and beer, and the recipe is still lovely and complex and fabulous! We put shredded cheddar and green onions on it, and it is a winner every time. I have added another can of beans, just to increase the fiber, and that is wonderful, too. Can't miss with this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a really good chili recipe! I would have given this 5 stars, except that it was really the reviewers suggestions that took this tfrom a 4 star to a 5+ star recipe. I took several of the suggestions: 1. Brown the chicken 1st. 2. Added green pepper (I also added onion and sauteed before adding to the crockpot). 3. Reduce the amount of broth (I actually used wine white instead of chicken broth), so it wasn't runny - I prefer a "thicker" chile, so I also added a little more tapioca. I would suggest you give this recipe a try - you will like it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this chili this past weekend and shared it with my Mother and Brother. It was very easy, the meat broke up in small pieces and I considered browning it first next time, but my mother said she felt it was better in small pieces. shredding the sweet potatoe was kind of a pain but it adds to the flavor. The spice is perfet. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I give this recipe a 5 because the flavors are fantastic! However, my fiancee and I are huge on 'texture' dishes, and this one had a terrible consistency. Way too runny. The meat looked raw even though it had cooked on high for 2 hours and on low for 5.5 hours! I would brown the chicken or turkey before making this again but I definitely DEFINITELY will make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will try this thanks. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What temperature did you put your oven on for 45 min? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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