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salsa verde chili served in a bowl

Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Chickpea Chili

A healthy slow cooker salsa verde chicken chickpea chili with quinoa & lots of lime flavor. Serve with tortilla chips, avocado & greek yogurt!
Course Dairy Free, Dinner, Gluten Free, Healthy, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 381 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 24 oz mild salsa verde (about 2 jars)*
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeƱo, seeded and diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup frozen corn (preferably organic)
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (white beans or black beans are also great)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small lime, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Add everything to a large slow cooker and stir well to combine.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.
  3. Once done cooking, remove chicken with a slotted spoon and transfer to a cutting board; shred chicken with two forks then transfer chicken back to slow cooker and stir.

  4. Taste and add salt and pepper to your liking (I don't find that adding either is necessary due to all the flavors happening). Serve with fresh cilantro, avocado, tortilla chips and greek yogurt or sour cream.

Recipe Notes

*I used Trader Joe's Salsa Verde, but you can use another mild green salsa (salsa verde) if you'd like.

Feel free to leave the jalapeno out if you don't like a little hint of spice.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Salsa Verde Chicken Chickpea Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1.4g9%
Carbohydrates 35.4g12%
Fiber 5.9g25%
Sugar 8.3g9%
Protein 37.3g75%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.