Slow cooker creamy chicken chili is a tangy, cheesy meal you set and forget

Slow cooker creamy chicken chili

Kitchen trends come and go. Five years ago, the Instant Pot was the hot new small appliance everyone had to have. In their wake, air fryers are the hot new-ish thing everyone must have. Through it all, the trusty slow cooker, which has been around in some form for 83 years, remains a workhorse in the kitchen, offering set-it-and-forget-it-style cooking with ease.

This time of year, it’s even better to have a slow cooker around. If you’re hosting, you can make additional food without using your oven or stovetop and prep hours ahead of time, reserving your energy for more time-consuming dishes like roast turkeys or mashed potatoes. If you’re busy working or shopping, you can put some ingredients into your slow cooker early in the day and come home to a perfectly warm, comforting dinner.

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If you’re looking for more slow cooker recipes you can do that with, try this Easy Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili from Allrecipes. It starts with skinless, boneless chicken breasts and gets its tangy and delicious flavor from two kinds of beans, veggies, ranch dressing and cream cheese, along with some spices: chili powder, cumin, and onion powder. All you have to do is put all the ingredients into your slow cooker and set it on low for 6-8 hours.

Raw chicken breast in a slow cooker ready to be cooked

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If you’re looking for more easy chicken recipes for your slow cooker, you might want to consider this Mississippi chicken recipe. It gets its flavor from butter, ranch dressing and pepperoncini peppers. It sounds like it will hit the spot.

Or go with a comforting classic: chicken and dumplings, using some shortcuts that make this dump recipe a quick and inexpensive meal you’ll love.

Counting calories? This Crock-Pot chicken taco chili recipe is just 220 calories a serving. Despite that, it packs a lot of flavor in with plenty of beans, fresh ingredients and seasonings.

Whichever recipes you decide to try, you’ll definitely want to keep the slow cooker on your counter through the season for fall and winter soups, stews, and hot meals.

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