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Easy Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Chili Recipe {In The Slow Cooker}

Have dinner ready in a pinch with this easy southwest chicken and black bean chili recipe! This healthy crock pot black bean chili is a favorite in my house, so hearty and delicious!

Easy Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Chili Recipe In The Slow Cooker

I don’t know about you all, but I am a mama that is always busy and on the go. Being pressed for time, I look to easy recipes for dinner solutions that are quick, delicious, healthy and can yield enough for leftovers! My crock pot slow cooker is one of my best friends at dinner time, and since it’s been so cold out, I recently tried a warm, filling black bean chicken chili that my family loved.

We LOVE this Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken and Black Bean Chili Recipe!

Southwest chicken chili with black beans soup recipe

My latest trial in the kitchen the other night was a fun twist on traditional chili. Perfect comfort food for cold nights and hungry families, this hearty chicken chili with beans dish fills up tummies, southwestern style! It’s packed with protein and veggies galore, we really enjoyed it and I know you’ll love it, too. Here’s my slow cooker black bean chicken chili recipe…

Southwest chicken and black bean chili recipe


  • 1 lb. chicken breast, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 – 28oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups of water (half of the tomato can)
  • 1 – 15oz. can black beans, drained
  • 1 – 15oz. can kidney beans, drained
  • 1 – 15oz. can corn, drained
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, diced
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional garnish: sour cream, shredded cheddar and jack cheese, diced cilantro

Ingredients in crock pot for southwest chicken and black bean chili recipe

Let’s get this awesome crock pot southwest chicken chili started! First, combine the chicken breast, onion, and garlic in the bottom on the slow cooker. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper over the top of the mixture.

Next, you’ll add the diced tomatoes, water, black beans, kidney beans, corn, and avocado to the slow cooker. Stir gently and add salt, pepper, and cumin. Mix well and cover, fire up your slow cooker and set your it for 3 hours on high heat. Now you can literally walk away! You have 3 whole hours of free time. Sort of. That is, unless you are all caught up with work, laundry, dishes, cleaning, child rearing, etc.

Once it’s finished, give the southwestern chicken and black bean chili recipe a stir and ladle into soup bowls. Finally, garnish with cheese, cilantro, and sour cream, if you dare. Oh gahhhh it was amazing!

Crock pot black bean chicken chili recipe

I love a good easy and hearty slow cooker recipe, and this black bean chicken chili is no exception! This fed all 4 of us and had enough left for dinner the next evening. I’m totally looking forward to leftovers tonight! If you love this slow cooker southwest chicken chili recipe, try our easy slow cooker chicken sausage, kale, and white bean soup and our slow cooker hearty bacon and corn chowder. Both of these soups are easy to make and delicious!

Crockpot chicken and black bean chili

Also try these other chicken dishes and crock pot recipes…

Crock pot Thai peanut chicken wings appetizer
Slow cooker chicken sausage kale and white bean soup recipe
One pot chicken and sausage chili pasta
Loaded BBQ chicken potato skins


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