Friday, June 7, 2013

Slow Cooker Quinoa and Chicken Chili

I'm pretty obsessed with quinoa.  Not quite as obsessed as I am with brownies, but still pretty obsessed.  This Slow Cooker Quinoa and Chicken Chili was fantastic, if you ask me.  The kids didn't dig it so much, at least the 12 year old didn't.  She asked me "Mom, why can't you make anything normal?  Like something you don't need a recipe for?  Just open a can of spaghetti sauce!"  I really hope her husband is an easy one to please. :)

1 cup quinoa
3 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can corn, drained
2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 large chicken breast
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons chili powder

Optional garnishes:
Sour cream
Sliced olives
Shredded cheese
Diced Avocados

Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (or high for 4 to 5 hours).  Remove chicken and shred, then return to the slow cooker and mix well.  Garnish as desired.

Recipe adapted from Queen Bee Coupons.

Linked on Pinworthy Projects, TGIF! Best of the Weekend, Sweet & Savory Saturdays, Pretty & Delicious, Weekend Wrap-Up, Party in Polka Dots, Show Me What Ya Got and Strut Your Stuff.


  1. Such a healthy combination and I can do an easy substitute with Quorn veggie chicken. Thanks for the recipe, XOXO

    1. That would work perfectly! I think it would also be wonderful without any meat (or substitute) at all!

  2. This looks delicious - love the addition of the quinoa in this dish!!! What a great idea, I'm always looking for new ways to use quinoa! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! This looks really good! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  4. Like you I love quinoa!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive - we're focusing on favourite chicken recipes this week, Alice x

  5. I still haven't really grown a taste for quinoa, but I still hope to. Maybe it would be nice in this chili. There is a lot of flavor there I am sure! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #16!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!


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