Smoky chipotles add tons of flavor to this easy slow-cooker or Instant Pot chicken chili.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20mins
Cook Time 4hrs
Total Time 4hrs20mins
Course Main Course
1lbground chickenor turkey
2cansfire-roasted diced tomatoes
2chipotle peppers in adobo + 3 teaspoon of the sauce
grated cheddar cheese, sliced green onions, tortilla strips, cornbreadfor topping
Prep the Ingredients
Dice the onion and mince the garlic. Remove the seeds from the peppers and dice them. Drain the beans. Remove the seeds from the chipotle peppers (or leave in for a spicier chili.) Set aside.
Slow Cooker Method
Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
When the oil is hot, add the chicken to the pan. Brown on all sides and break up into small pieces with a wooden spoon. When the chicken in brown, add in the onion and garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onions begin to soften.
Put the chicken and onion/garlic mixture into the slow-cooker. Add the peppers, beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, chipotle peppers and sauce, chicken broth and spices into the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
Cook on Low 6-8 hours or on High for 4 hours. Serve with desired toppings.
Instant Pot Method
Put the liner in the Instant Pot and press the sauté function. When the display reads 'hot', pour in 2 tablespoon of olive oil. Add the chicken and allow it to cook until browned. Use a wooden spoon to break up the chicken into small pieces.
When the chicken in brown, add in the onion and garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until the onions begin to soften.
Add the peppers, beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, chipotle peppers and sauce, chicken broth and spices into the pot. Stir to combine.
Put the lid on the Instant Pot, turn the valve to sealing. Press the bean/chili or manual button, press adjust if needed to set to High Pressure. Press the +/- buttons to set the time to 30 minutes.
After the time is up, allow the pressure to release naturally (NPR). Turn the valve to venting and remove the lid. Hit Cancel. Then press Sauté. All the chili to cook on the sauté mode for 20 minutes to thicken. Serve with desired toppings.