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Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup by Gordon Ramsay


Five minutes prep then do something else for two hours. You will have some great soup shortly after getting back with these easy to follow step by step photo instructions.
Broccoli cheese soup in a spoon

This is a great soup for a busy household. With only a few minutes of prep, you can have a wonderful homemade soup ready on your schedule.

In addition to the delicious taste, this recipe is healthy and good on almost any diet. A serving of one cup coming in at about 200 calories,  9 grams of fat and 500 mg of sodium. I have rounded the numbers in the discussion, no need to comment, please.

For the low carb and keto diets, the carbohydrate load is already low. But if you skip the thickening, it drops under 10 gm of carbohydrate.

For low sodium people, the 500 mg of sodium will drop by about 200 if slip the added salt. There is already sodium coming from the cheese and milk.

My Rating
My rating system. Great 5 out of 5


A very easy solid five rating.

Pro Tips: Recipe Notes for Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

My goals for this recipe :

  1. Minimal prep so you can just dump and run.
  2. Great taste – as good as my stovetop recipe.
  3. Flexible for various diets and needs.

I started one of my all-time favorite soups, Easy One-Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup which was inspired by recipes from Pioneer Woman and Allrecipe.

I did my usual reading of 25 plus recipes for this crock pot version. The oddest thing was a major website using Cheese Whiz. I’m withholding the name of the site.

The two things in my previous recipe that many seem to have some issues with are the trimming of the broccoli and the creation of the roux at the beginning to help thicken the soup. To make this recipe even simpler, I’m addressing both of those issues.

The Broccoli

In my previous recipe, I used fresh broccoli and had an option for frozen. I’m reversing that today to simplify prep for the busy people out there.

Frozen broccoli in the old days always came in a one-pound bag. Not any more. Most are 12 to 14 oz. But really with a soup like this anywhere from 12 to 16 oz is just fine.

More of an issue is the size of the florets. If you are running the soup through an immersion blender to smooth completely, you are good. But most people don’t do that; I believe the broccoli needs to fit in a spoon.

So if your frozen broccoli is small size, like Birdeye Baby Broccoli Florets, you are mostly good, but all other frozen broccoli is much bigger and should be chopped up some before adding to the soup.

Fresh broccoli is fine for this recipe. One medium to a large bunch of broccoli will produce the needed approximate 2 cups when cleans and cut up.

Thickening This Soup

In my previous stovetop recipe, I made a roux with butter and flour to thicken the soup. That works great, but it seems to scare people. Plus, once you do that, you are mostly done with my stovetop recipe.

About half the recipes I reviewed started with a roux. And the other half mostly used a block of cream cheese or a can or two of cream of “blank” soup.  I was not very happy with any of those and have chosen to use a slurry of corn starch near the end of cooking.

Corn starch will thicken very well, especially things with dairy products. But it will not freeze well. If you are planning to freeze this soup, use the stovetop recipe, or combine the two techniques.

The Cheese

I fess up. I like Velveeta. So here I generally use sharp cheddar and Velveeta. But choose the cheeses you like. Most will want a mixture of different cheddars.

I use 2 cups of shredded cheese which is 8 oz. Frequently, I add more cheese, but it really is not needed. If I use Velveeta, I weigh the amount and cut into small cubes.

Copycat Panera’s Broccoli Cheese Soup

If you want to copycat Panera’s Broccoli Cheese Soup, then just add one cup matchstick-cut carrots and one stalk thinly sliced celery at the same time as the broccoli.

Make it Bacon Broccoli Cheese Soup

Everything is better with bacon. This is my wife’s addiction. Chop three strips of bacon into 1/2 inch squares and fry until done. Drain and add along with the cheese.

What Size of Crock Pot to Use?

This is “cooking for two,” so this is a smaller recipe. It makes about 6 cups total, and that fits nicely in a 3-4 quart crock pot. You can use a bigger crock pot. FYI, 4 cups equal one quart.

In general, a crock pot should not be over 2/3 full. So doubling the recipe will fit in 4 1/2 quart size or bigger.

Other Great Soups You Will Love

Easy One Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Easy Crock Pot French Onion Soup

Crock Pot Ham Bone and Bean Soup

See Our Best Soups for a round-up of our best soup recipes

Also added to Smaller Crock Pot Recipe Roundup

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broccoli and ingredients for soup.

Chop one small or 1/2 medium onion.

adding milk to crock pot.

In a smaller crock pot (3-4 quart) mix 1 can (about 2 cups) of chicken broth, the chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 2 cups of milk.

adding broccoli to crock pot

Add about 2 cups of broccoli. I suggest frozen baby florets which are small in size. If you use bigger frozen broccoli, you should chop it up some before adding. Or you can use fresh.

using a potato masher in the crock pot,

Mix well and cook on low for 2 hours. Check that the broccoli is tender. If not, extend the cooking time by 30-60 minutes. All crock pots cook differently.

Mash about half the broccoli with a potato mash while still in the crock pot. The exact amount is more your test and your broccoli. You may also use an immersion blender if you want.

adding cheese to crock pot.

Add 2 cups (8oz.) of shredded cheese of your choice.

make corn starch slurry in bowl.

If thickening, in a small bowl mix 4 tablespoons corn starch with about an equal amount of cold water. Mix until smooth.

adding slurry to crock pot.

Then add slowly to crockpot and mix well. Increase the crockpot to high and cook covered another 20-30 minutes until thickened.

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Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Five minutes prep then do something else for two hours. You will have some great soup shortly after getting back with these easy to follow step by step photo instructions.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins

Total Time2 hrs 25 mins

Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Course : Soup

Cuisine : American

Keyword : Broccoli Cheese Soup, Crock Pot Soup

Servings/Adjust Amount: 6

6

Ingredients

  • 12-16 oz frozen broccoliabout 2 cups, cut to spoon size
  • 2 cups chicken brothor vegetable
  • 2 cups milklow fat is fine
  • 1 onionsmall or 1/2 medium
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz shredded cheese

To Thicken – optional

  • 4 tablespoons corn starchin a slurry of cold water

Instructions

  • Chop one small or 1/2 medium onion.

  • In a smaller crock pot (3-4 quart) mix 1 can (about 2 cups) of chicken broth, the chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 2 cups of milk.

  • Add about 2 cups of broccoli. I suggest frozen baby florets which are small in size. If you use bigger frozen broccoli, you should chop it up some before adding. Or you can use fresh. The broccoli needs to fit in a spoon.

  • Mix well and cook on low for 2 hours. Check that the broccoli is tender. If not, extend the cooking time by 30-60 minutes. All crock pots cook differently.

  • Mash about half the broccoli with a potato mash while still in the crock pot. The exact amount is more your test and your broccoli. You may also use an immersion blender if you want.

  • Add 2 cups (8oz.) of shredded cheese of your choice.

  • If thickening (recommended), in a small bowl mix 4 tablespoons corn starch with about an equal amount of cold water. Mix until smooth.

  • Then add slowly to crock pot and mix well. Increase the crockpot to high and cook covered another 20-30 minutes until thickened.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. Choose the cheeses you like. I generally use sharp cheddar and Velveta. If using block cheese, go by weight, not volume.
  2. If you want to copycat Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup, then add 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots and 1 stalk thinly sliced celery at the same time as the broccoli.
  3. Make it Bacon Broccoli Cheese Soup. Everything is better with bacon. Chop 3 strips of bacon into 1/2 inch squares and fry until done. Drain and add along with the cheese.
  4. The broccoli needs to be small or chopped small enough to fit in a spoon. I suggest starting with Birdeye Baby Broccoli Florets which has smaller florets already.
  5. Two hours will usually be enough to get the broccoli tender but check and add a bit more time if needed. Do not proceed until it is tender. Every crock pot is different.
  6. Great as leftovers. Good refrigerated for 2-3 days. This will NOT freeze well due to the cornstarch. If you plan on freezing, then you should use the flour roux method of thickening from my stovetop recipe. Or the soup does taste great without thickening and will freeze well that way.
  7. If you want Keto or Low Carb, then skip the corn starch. The taste is great, but it will be thinner.
  8. Nutrition calculated on about 1 cup serving and low-fat milk. One cup is an ok serving if served with something else. If the soup is the only dish, then we usually eat about 1 1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts

Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 202 Calories from Fat 81

% Daily Value*

Fat 9g14%

Saturated Fat 5g25%

Cholesterol 31mg10%

Sodium 509mg21%

Potassium 430mg12%

Carbohydrates 16g5%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 15g30%

Vitamin A 775IU16%

Vitamin C 52mg63%

Calcium 325mg33%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Nutrition is for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.

All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.

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If you like this recipe or find it useful, the pleasure of a nice 4 or 5 rating would be greatly appreciated.

Originally Published September 20, 2019

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Smaller Crock Pot Recipe Roundup by Gordon Ramsay


Give that smaller crock pot some love with one of these 35 easy everyday recipes. All with easy to follow step by step photo instructions.Collage of small crock pot recipes

Welcome to my collection of recipes for smaller crock pots. While I’m aiming for the 3-4 quart crockpots, all my recipes can be adjusted in the recipe card for a different number of servings for other size crock pots.

Please enjoy this collection and pin the graphic at the bottom of the page for rapid access, I have provided a Jump Index to get you where you want to go on this long page.

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Introduction

A crock pot will make your life easier, but in a smaller household, large six to seven-quart crock pots are just too big for common use. You only have so much freezer space.

The tiny 1-2 quart crock pots are not very useful. Even when cooking for one, the maximum amount you can make seems out of proportion to the work involved. A slightly bigger crock pot in the 3-4 quart range will be a more useful tool and offer a few leftovers so needed on smaller households.

A 3-4 quart crock pots are “just right” most of the time in a smaller household. Many are super cheap, but remember, you will have this for years so spend a few dollars more and get one you can keep and use. I have the one I use in The Cooking for Two Shop if you are interested.
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Italian Recipes For Smaller Crock Pots

I love Italian, and you can check out all the Italian recipes in the Italian Catagory, but there are the ones I specifically make in smaller crock pots. The first is one of my favorite recipes on the entire blog.

The Best Crock Pot Baked Ziti

Fire up the crock pot for the best baked ziti you will ever eat. You may confuse it with great lasagna. With no precooking of the pasta, you will love this recipe.

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Crock Pot Pizza Casserole

An amazingly easy crock pot pizza casserole to please the entire family. Pizza night has never been so simple. Just follow the easy step by step photo instructions.

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Crock Pot Chicken Baked Ziti

Time for an ultra-simple crock pot chicken baked ziti. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions to have some great Italian comfort food bursting with tasty goodness.

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Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Another “dump and go” easy slow cooker recipe. A classic healthy Italian recipe that is low in fat. The chicken comes out moist, fall apart tender and packed with taste.

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Tex Mex Recipes for Smaller Crock Pots

The Tex-Mex section may be out of proportion to the others, mainly due to my addiction to Tex-Mex foods and tastes. Just because we are cooking for smaller households, we can still have great taste.

Here are the Tex Mex recipes I cook in a smaller crock pot, but you can see all the recipes in the Tex Mex Catagory.

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This is the easiest Chicken Enchilada Casserole you will ever make. Just follow these step by step photo instructions. Plus it is healthy with 7 gr of fat and less than 300 calories per serving. Using fresh chicken and your own homemade sauce, you get some of the best Mexican you will ever enjoy.

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Crock Pot Chicken Tacos / Nachos

Make great crock pot chicken tacos or nachos with only a few minutes of work. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.

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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

These ultra-easy crockpot chicken fajitas can be yours with four main ingredients plus a few spices. Everybody will want the recipe, and the family will love it.

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Tex-Mex Crock Pot Chicken With Easy Mexican Rice

Great Tex-Mex taste served over quick Mexican rice. Almost like an easy Tex-Mex stew for a wonderful family meal.

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Crock Pot Mexican Shredded Beef

Homemade great shredded beef tacos, nachos or burritos with almost no work. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.

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Mexican Shredded Chicken in a Crock Pot

Great in tacos or anywhere you would use Mexican shredded chicken. A chicken taco salad. Chicken burritos or enchiladas just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.

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Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Casserole

This may be too easy to be this good. Cheesy Southwest chicken casserole is crock pot easy and a great tasting everyday meal. We all need easy meals.

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Crock Pot Black Beans and Chicken

Great Southwest taste with this crock pot chicken and black beans that you can use for burritos, nachos, or many other ways.

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Chinese Recipes for Smaller Crock Pots

Yes, Chinese food is great in a crock pot. Here are my specific smaller crock pot recipes but you will find all my Chinese recipes in the Chinese Catagory. Remember, all recipes card are easy to adjust the ingredients for the number of servings you want.

Easy Crock Pot Cashew Chicken

It’s “take-out at home” time. Cashew Chicken is one of the most popular Chinese dishes that everybody loves. Now you can make it at home with this easy crock pot recipe.

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Crock Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Breast

Bursting with Asian type flavor, this low-fat crock pot recipe is a great start a low-fat diet. Easy to follow step by step photo instructions.

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Crock Pot Chinese Boneless Pork Ribs

These crock pot Chinese boneless pork ribs are tender and tasty for that simple casual dining meal. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.

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Chili Recipes for Smaller Crock Pots

Chili is great in a crock pot. The first two are specifically for smaller crock pots and two of the best chilis you will ever make. The next two are very simple to cut in half. Check out all the great chili recipes in the Chili Catagory.

Easy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

This is the EASIEST crock pot white chicken chili recipe you will ever see. Dump, dump, dump, then cook for 4 hours. You are rewarded for your laziness with a great chili, and all your friends will demand the recipe.

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Ultra Simple Crock Pot White Chicken Chili from 101 Cooking for Two
Low Fat High Taste Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Great tasting healthy crock pot white chicken chili with only about 250 calories and 2 gram of fat per serving. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions. No pre-cooking the chicken here.

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Low Fat Crock Pot Chicken Chili on a spoon

All chili recipes are easy to cut in half, but these two are two that are extremely popular on the blog and are very simple to adjust down.

Crock Pot Chili

Who says everyday crock pot chili needs to be blah? A wonderful tasty red ground beef chili recipe made crock pot easy. A great hardy meal but good enough for that Superbowl party.

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Crock Pot Stew Meat Chili

Super easy dump and go chunky stew meat chili. This wonderfully tasty chili brings multiple levels of taste with the optional use of different types of chili peppers. Tender chunks of beef will make this chili a favorite.

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Soup Recipes for Smaller Crock Pots

Like Chili recipes, soup is just great in a crock pot. These three are designed for the smaller crock pot. Check out all the great soups in the Soup Catagory. Remember, all recipes card are easy to adjust the ingredients for the number of servings you want.

Crock Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Classic chicken noodle soup made crock pot simple. Great homemade taste with these easy to step by step photo instructions. Bring on the cold weather; I’m ready now.

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Easy Crock Pot French Onion Soup

Oh so simple and oh so good. Better than restaurant quality, this Crock Pot French Onion Soup is an elegant classic soup for everyday or special meals.

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Crock Pot Beef Barley Soup

Hearty beef barley soup with chunks of tender beef with some veggies and barley. A crock pot soup that you can start in the morning and eat in the evening. Make a pot today for that cold weather day.

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Main Dishes/BBQ/Mac and Cheese for Smaller Crock Pots

Here is a variety of there smaller crock pot recipes from a variety of categories. There is BBQ, Casseroles, Pork Chops, and Mac and Cheese

Crock Pot French Dip

An easy recipe for crock pot French dip sandwiches that are melt in your mouth tender and bursting with wonderful taste. Easy to follow step by step photo instructions.

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Crock Pot Apple Pork Chops

Nothing goes better with pork than apples. These apple pork chops are super easy in a crock pot and are tasty enough to leave them asking for more.

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Crock Pot BBQ Chicken

This is one of the easiest recipes ever. Great tasting BBQ chicken in just 3 hours. With family gatherings and holiday parties are coming, you will need a main dish if your hosting or a dish to take to the party. Scale to the size you need.

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Easiest Crock Pot Shredded Pork Tenderloin

Great moisture and taste in the easiest crock pot shredded port tenderloin EVER. While I love pulled pork, this will do anytime.

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Easy Crock Pot Pork Chops with Gravy

Fall apart tender pork chops covered with gravy. It makes your mouth water. All in an easy slow cooker recipe. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions. 

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Creamiest Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

The creamiest mac and cheese is now slow cooker simple. Good enough to make my in-house mac and cheese expert go back for seconds.

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Uncooked Macaroni Crock Pot Mac and Cheese

Yes, uncooked pasta. Great taste, wonderful creamy texture in the easiest slow cooker mac and cheese you will ever see.

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Mac and Cheese on Spoon

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Candy and Dessert Recipes for Smaller Crock Pots

A great way to end the day, something sweet. We all love a great dessert and check out more dessert recipes in the Sweets Catagory.

The candy recipes are all gift giving worth for the holiday season. Check out more candy recipes in the Candy Catagory.

Crock Pot Fudge

Let’s make some great fudge that’s so easy even a child could do it. This crock pot fudge recipe is just what you need for the holidays.

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Crock Pot White Chocolate Almond Clusters

Great white chocolate almond clusters are an easy crock pot candy with these step by step photo instruction for the perfect white chocolate candy.

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Crock Pot Chocolate Peanut Clusters

Just 5 minutes, 4 ingredients and 2 hours in the crock pot will get you some of the best candy.

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Smaller Crock Pot Apple Cobbler

This super easy crock pot apple cobbler with only a few ingredients is a great fall treat. Just follow these simple step by step photo instructions.

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Simple Crock Pot Apple Crisp

Celebrate fall and apples with this ultra simple crock pot apple crisp. Easy to follow step by step photo instructions to get it right the first time, every time.

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Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Chili by Gordon Ramsay


This will warm you to the bone and please your taste buds with a great southwest flavor all with under 300 calories per serving. Just follow these easy step by step photo instructions.
southwest chicken chili in spoon.


Editor’s Note: Originally Published September 12, 2011. Updated with expanded instructions and discussion along with updated photos.

This is a crock pot version of a chili I have done for years in a Dutch oven with precooked chicken in the oven. I do both a chicken version, Healthy Southwest Chicken Chili, or pork tenderloin version.

I wanted to simplify the recipe, and a crock pot is just the right thing. No precooking today and I also modified a few ingredients and gave you some options.

My Rating
My rating system of a 4 out of 5 so very nice.

A very strong 4. If I didn’t have so many other really good chili/soup recipes, it would be a 5. We both had seconds two evening in a row and then my wife finished it for lunch. I guess it was alright.

Pro Tips: Recipe Notes for Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Chili

All chili is just a great place to use “must go” things you have hanging around. So vary whatever you want.

The Chicken

All my other versions of this chili I make are also low fat. So I used chicken breasts, but thighs would be fine.

The Beans

You need beans. To me, chili always has beans. I used two cans of cannellini and a can of black beans; all rinsed and drained. Use any combination you want.

The Rotel

I used a 10 oz can of Rotel to replace 2 cups of salsa in the other recipe. My wife has never been a salsa lover. It is chili; you are not wedded to a recipe.

This is about a 4/10 heat level with the Rotel and jalapeno. If you don’t that, cut the jalapeno and if you want used drained diced tomatoes instead.

Optional Thickening

I used Masa to thicken the chili some. It works well and adds a bit of corn flavor. Or you could add corn starch, flour or just leave the lid off the crock pot the last hour.

Crock Pot Size/Storage

As written, this recipe needs a crock pot 4 quart or bigger. You can easily fudge it down a bit in size by cutting out a can of beans and some of the chicken. It would then fit in a 3 1/2 quart and might squeeze into a 3 quart. Do not fill a crock pot more than 75% full.

This will be good refrigerated for 3-4 days and frozen for 3-4 days.

Other Related Chicken Chili Recipes

Crock Pot Pork Tenderloin Chili

Healthy Southwest Chicken Chili

Low Fat High Taste Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

Salsa Verde White Chicken Chili a la Crock Pot

Soup Nazi,s Mexican Chicken Chili

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trimmed and cubed chicken on board.

Trim and cube (about 3/4 inch) 3 skinless boneless chicken breast. (about 2 to 2 1/2 lbs).

chopped veggies on board.

Cut your veggies. I used a large yellow onion, a green, and red pepper and a jalapeno.

other ingredients for chili.

mixing all ingredients in crock pot.

Add all the ingredients except the optional masa and water. You can rinse the beans if you wish and it may decrease the sodium some. Cook on low for 8 hours.

adding thickener to crock pot.

Thickening Option: with 20-30 minutes left in the cooking, you can combine 1/4 cup masa flour and 1/2 cup of water. I used a Tupperware gravy mixer, but a bowl and whisk would do. Mix your masa mixture in well and let finish cooking.

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Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Chili

This will warm you to the bone and please your taste buds with a great
southwest flavor all with under 300 calories per serving. Just follow
these easy step by step photo instructions.

Prep Time15 mins

Cook Time8 hrs

Total Time8 hrs 15 mins

Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Course : Main dish

Cuisine : American

Keyword : Chicken Chili, Crock Pot Chicken Chili

Servings/Adjust Amount: 8

8

Ingredients

  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 green or red peppers diced
  • 1 onionlarge yellow or white
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 42 oz beans28 cannelloni 14 black
  • 10 oz RoTel
  • 14 oz chicken broth
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

Optional thickening

  • 1/4 cup masa flourOr corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Trim and cube (about 3/4 inch) 3 skinless boneless chicken breast. (about 2 to 2 1/2 lbs).

  • Cut your veggies and prep garlic (crushed or minced)

  • Add all the ingredients except the optional mesa and water. Please rinse and drain beans before adding.

  • Cook on low for 8 hours.

  • aThickening Option: with 20-30 minutes left in the cooking you can combine 1/4 cup masa flour (or corn starch) and 1/2 cup of water. I used a Tupperware gravy mixer, but a bowl and whisk would do.

Make it Perfect First Time and Every TimeDon’t miss out, check the full post above. Almost every recipe includes easy step by step photo instructions so you can visualize yourself cooking this recipe along with helpful tips and options.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips

  1. This uses a full-size crock pot. It is just a touch too big for a 3 1/2 qt. You can change around some of the ingredients to get it to fit in a smaller crock pot but remember not to fill more than 75%.
  2. You can use chicken thighs.
  3. The beans can be varied to your taste.
  4. A serving size is about 1 1/2 cup.
  5. Masa flour and corn starch are about the same, just a different texture and thickening is optional.
  6. Serving size is about 1 1/2 cup.
  7. This is about a 4/10 heat level with the Rotel and jalapeno. If you don’t that, cut the jalapeno and if you want used drained diced tomatoes instead.
  8. Good refrigerated for 3-4 days and frozen for 3-4 months.

Nutrition Facts

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken Chili

Amount Per Serving

Calories 208 Calories from Fat 18

% Daily Value*

Fat 2g3%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Cholesterol 27mg9%

Sodium 467mg19%

Potassium 712mg20%

Carbohydrates 29g10%

Fiber 9g36%

Sugar 4g4%

Protein 19g38%

Vitamin A 377IU8%

Vitamin C 9mg11%

Calcium 79mg8%

Iron 3mg17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Have a question or something not clear? Ask in the comments.

 

If you like this recipe or find it useful, the pleasure of a nice 4 or 5 rating would be greatly appreciated.

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Nutrition is for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.

 

All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.

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