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Lean ‘N Green Crockpot Chili

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This Lean ‘N Green Crock Pot Chili Recipe is a yummy lightened up Green Chili recipe made in the slow cooker and is only 241 calories per serving!

Lean and Green Crock Pot Chili

Lean ‘n Green Crock-pot Chili

This recipe is based on a green chili recipe I found in an old Pampered Chef cookbook (love me some Pampered Chef, lol.

I changed the recipe up a bit based on what my family likes and the ingredients I had on hand, plus made it crock pot friendly.

The calories were calculated using the My Fitness Pal recipe matching tool.  They have a great recipe analyzer that keeps you from having to enter each and every ingredient separately.  The recipe clocks in at 8 servings at 241 calories each and it is very filling.

The secret to making this chili so thick and rich without added cream is the broken up corn tortillas.

My kids and hubby gobbled this up, I hope yours do too!

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Lean ‘N Green Crockpot Chili

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours
  • Total Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Category: main dish


This lean and Green Crock Pot Chili Recipe is a yummy lightened up Green Chili recipe made in the slow cooker and is only 241 calories per serving!


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 to 2 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper (about 1/4 tsp each)
  • 2 cans of fat free chicken broth
  • 1 can of green enchilada sauce (or 1 1/2 cup of salsa verde)
  • 8  6-inch corn tortillas broken into very small pieces (divided)
  • 3/4 cup of corn
  • 2 cans of beans, drained and rinsed (Black or pinto)
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 evaporated milk or (1/3 cup of dry milk and 1/2 cup water)

optional toppings:

  • 2 tsp snipped fresh cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded Cheese


  1. Add chicken, chopped onion, chicken broth, enchilada sauce, spices and half of the broken up corn tortillas to the crock-pot and mix everything together.
  2. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  3. Once the chili has cooked for 4 hours, add the corn, beans, and the rest of the broken up tortillas to the crock pot.
  4. Stir the cornstarch into the evaporated milk (or dry milk/water) until completely dissolved.
  5. Mix cornstarch Mixture into the chili.
  6. Cook on low for 1 more hour.
  7. Serve and then top with optional sour cream, shredded cheese and cilantro.
  8. Enjoy!

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  1. Chips and beans and some of the other items is not on the lean green

    1. Jamie Sanders says:

      Lean and green? is tht a new diet plan? This is an old pampered chef recipe.

  2. DesignDazzle.blogspot.com says:

    That looks very yummy!

  3. Six Sisters says:

    This looks so yummy! We are so glad that you linked up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  4. By the way, I posted this to my Facebook page!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  5. That looks just amazing! I have to try this – I will pin it for later! Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations party – please come back Thursday to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  6. Mindie Hilton says:

    Your chili looks fantastic. We enjoy having chili often especially here in chili northern cal during winter.

  7. i have never used milk in chill..thanks for this recipe!

  8. Tiffany/MyCrowdedKitchen says:

    Hi! Visiting from Country Momma Cooks. So glad I stopped by! This looks very tasty. I can't wait to make it for my family. Have a beautiful weekend!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jamie,
    This is an awesome recipe! We just love Green Chili's and in the crock pot is a bonus, can't wait to try this tasty recipe. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. I love anything with green enchilada sauce! This sounds delicious.

  11. This looks great. I just found you via Miz Helen. I am going to be trying this in my own crock-pot!

  12. Repeat Crafter Me says:

    I make lots of Crock Pot recipes and have been looking for a good chili recipe! Thank You!! Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

  13. Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} says:

    Yum! I'd never thought about adding corn tortillas! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  14. Aisling Beatha says:

    Sounds delicious and if I use low fat evaporated milk and low fat sour cream I can bring the calories down even more, Or just eat more of it of course.

  15. Stephanie @ henry happened says:

    Sounds delish! I love easy & yummy crockpot recipes, thanks for sharing!