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Jun 192013

I know, it’s summer, and you’re probably not really all that interested in a chili recipe. Hear me out though: There is something about summer that induces laziness. By the time June rolls around, I know that I personally don’t have a whole lot of motivation to get in the kitchen and cook. I like to keep things simple. However, I still want to fill my body with nutritious foods. So, what’s a girl to do? Bust out the crockpot, that’s what. That thing is a serious lifesaver. You dump the goods in, go about your day, and then BOOM, dinner is ready.

This recipe is full of good-for-you things and is a bit different from your typical chili dish. This recipe is different because of one ingredient in particular — quinoa. Loaded with protein, iron, fiber, and B vitamins, this little seed is a superfood! Not only is this recipe really, really yummy, it also makes quite a bit, meaning you’e got lunch and dinner planned for the next few days. Bonus points.

Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili

*adapted from Sweet Treats and More


  • 1 cup of quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 1-2 cups of frozen corn (you decide how much you’d like)
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning (I used Simply Organic)


  1. put all ingredients in the crockpot
  2. give it a stir
  3. set to low and let cook for 6-8 hours
  4. shred chicken
  5. serve with toppings of your choice

SO easy, SO delicious, SO healthy! Enjoy!


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  One Response to “Easy Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili”

  1. Chili is good ALL year! Gotta love the crockpot (I have two)

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