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Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili (Gluten and Bean Free)

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This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili is so easy to make: toss together, slow cook for 5-6 hours, and you’re set! Plus, this recipe is tummy friendly with no beans, dairy, or gluten

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili (Gluten and Bean Free) - @TheFitCookie #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

For some reason I’m not a really big soup or chili person. Ever since I can remember, soups haven’t been on my favorites list. I remember sitting at the table refusing to eat my split pea soup as a kid. I might try that again sometime, but that was one of the foods I really hated when I was growing up!

Sometimes when we eat out I’ll try a new soup occasionally, but I don’t often cook it. When I make soups, I really like them to be thick and robust, like this Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili. I remade this one from a recipe in one of my slow cooker cookbooks and we all loved this recipe!

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili (Gluten and Bean Free) - @TheFitCookie #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

Sadly, I don’t post a lot of savory recipes on The Fit Cookie. I post mostly desserts, but I hope to change that over the next year to include more savory dishes, and more slow cooker recipes. There’s only one other slow cooker recipe on my blog, but since I’ve been trying to use my slow cooker more often hopefully that will change too!

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili (Gluten and Bean Free) - @TheFitCookie #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

I adapted this recipe from a chicken green chili recipe in my Taste of Home Simple, Easy, Fast Slow Cooker cookbook. I didn’t have a lot of good slow cooker recipes around here so I bought this book earlier this year and there have been some great recipes in there!

Some of them I haven’t tried yet since they call for ingredients I really have a hard time subbing out (like condensed cream soups), but there are plenty of others that my family has really enjoyed.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili (Gluten and Bean Free) - @TheFitCookie #recipe #glutenfree #paleo

In this recipe, I halved the recipe, changed up the chicken, removed the beans, and used coconut cream instead of sour cream (dairy free!). I used the 505 hatch green chili sauce as well, which has a bit of rice flour in it so it’s not completely grain free if you aren’t eating grains.

For my coconut cream in this particular recipe, I used Kara Coconut Cream, which was really good in this recipe, but also very rich. If you want this chili to be lighter and lower calorie, just use half of the coconut cream, or just drizzle the coconut cream on top after serving.

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chile

This Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili is so easy to make, plus, this recipe is tummy friendly with no beans, dairy, or gluten
Gluten free, paleo; Free of: dairy, eggs, soy, nuts (except coconut), corn, beans
4.75 from 4 votes
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Course: Soups
Cuisine: Southwest
Keyword: chicken chili, gluten free slow cooker chicken, slow cooker chicken
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8 cups chili
Calories: 280kcal



  • Place the chicken breast in the bottom of a 4-quart slow cooker
  • Chop the onion and bell pepper and place on top of chicken breast in the slow cooker
  • Add the canned green chilis and salsa verde
  • Cover and slow cook on low for 5-6 hours
  • After 5-6 hours, shred the chicken with forks and stir in the coconut cream
  • Top each bowl of soup with chopped cilantro
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 785mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 880IU | Vitamin C: 29.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Chili (Gluten and Bean Free)”

    • Hi Louise, I think this would work well in the Instant Pot, the green salsa and veggies have enough liquid for the instant pot so you shouldn’t have to add any additional liquid. Add everything to the Instant Pot except the coconut cream and pressure cook for 9 to 10 minutes with natural pressure release for about 20 to 30 minutes then quick release the remaining pressure. Shred the chicken and stir in the coconut cream.

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe! I came on to the site to look through the archives so I could make it for a friend! Thanks for sharing!


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