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Lean ‘N Green Crockpot Chili

  • 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!

Keywords: slow cooker, soup, chili, healthy