Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili-All the flavors of jalapeno popper dip without the guilt. Slow cooked chicken mixed with a creamy broth, white beans, & cream cheese. Not too spicy with just the right kick. Weight Watcher friendly (9 SmartPoints).

 

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili-All the flavors of jalapeno popper dip without the guilt. Slow cooked chicken mixed with a creamy broth, white beans, & cream cheese. Not too spicy with just the right kick. Weight Watcher friendly (9 SmartPoints).

 

One of my favorite party appetizers is jalapeno popper dip.  Have you ever had it?!  It’s delicious.  Cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, mixed with fresh jalapenos and baked until bubbly.  I wish I could eat it right now, but this dip is not the friendliest on my waist line.  Luckily, I have a chili recipe that can cure my craving.  Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili has all the great flavors of the beloved party dip without the guilt.  Slow cooked chicken mixed with a creamy broth, white beans, and you guessed it… cream cheese!  This is a Weight Watcher friendly recipe and two cups is 9 SmartPoints.

 

I’m always looking for creative ways to redo classic recipes.  There are so many different recipes in my head for soups, chili’s, and stews.  In the winter, I could eat chili every day… no joke.  Delicious seasoned meat mixed with beans is so hearty and comforting on a cold day.  While I love my “Texas Chili” (this will be posted soon!), I like to change things up a bit and use chicken (instead of beef) with a white cream sauce, rather than tomato sauce. 

 

A few months ago on one of my splurge days (days when I get to use extra Weight Watcher points), I made Jalapeno Popper Dip for my husband and I to munch on during Sunday football.  You’ve had Jalapeno Popper dip right?  Well if not, you need to get some in your life ASAP.  Softened cream cheese mixed with shredded cheese, diced with jalapenos, topped panko and baked until bubbly.  It’s oh so good!  Unfortunately, this dip is reserved for special occasions for me (parties or splurge days). 

 

A few weeks ago, I was craving this dip and craving chili at the same time (a frequently dilemma that I deal with… craving two things at the same time).  Usually when I am faced with this dilemma I just combined the two things that I’m craving and cross my fingers that it works.  I decided to take a leap of faith and marry these two dishes.  It worked!  This chili is so good and surprisingly not high in Weight Watcher SmartPoints.  Super easy to make, packed with fresh ingredients, and tastes JUST LIKE JALAPENO POPPER DIP!!  I like to make this in my crock pot on a Friday so that my husband and I could eat this soup all weekend, that way I don’t have to cook or we don’t have to eat out!

 

Not only is this chili delicious and filling, it’s also made in the crock pot so it’s a great meal to make during a busy work week!  To a crock pot, add diced jalapenos, onion, garlic, and bell pepper.  Next add chicken broth, seasonings, white northern beans, and chicken breast.  Cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.  Once cooked, remove the chicken breast from the crock pot and shredded with two forks.  The chicken is so tender and moist that it will fall apart with little effort!!

   

 

 

Add the chicken back to the crock pot along with light cream cheese and cook for another 30 minutes.  The cream cheese melts to perfection and makes a delicious cream sauce to coat the chicken and beans.

 

 

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili has all the great flavors of the beloved party dip without the guilt.  Slow cooked chicken mixed with a creamy broth, white beans, and cream cheese!  Not too spicy with just the right kick.  Great for any day of the week.  I like to serve my chili with homemade tortilla strips, a pinch of Monterey jack cheese, and diced avocado.

 

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili-All the flavors of jalapeno popper dip without the guilt. Slow cooked chicken mixed with a creamy broth, white beans, & cream cheese. Not too spicy with just the right kick. Weight Watcher friendly (9 SmartPoints).

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

For Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili, here are my “go-to” kitchen essentials:

 

 

Serves 8, 2 Cups Per Serving

Slow Cooker Jalapeno Popper Chicken Chili

9 SMARTPOINTS per serving

10 minPrep Time

8 hrCook Time

8 hr, 10 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 3 Jalapenos (Remove seeds to make less spicy)
  • ½ Large White Onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 2 Cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 ½ Cup Canned White Northern Beans
  • 2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Mexican Oregano (or regular oregano)
  • 3 Teaspoon Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 2 Pounds Chicken Breast
  • 6 Ounces Light Cream Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Cilantro
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Green Onions

Instructions

  1. Dice jalapenos, onion, garlic, bell pepper and add to crock pot.
  2. Add chicken broth, beans, and seasonings to crock pot.
  3. Place chicken breast in crock pot. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 8-10 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from crock pot and shred with two forks.
  5. Add chicken back to crock pot.
  6. Add cream cheese and mix well.
  7. Cook for 30 minutes.
  8. Turn off heat and add cilantro and green onions.
  9. Garnish with Monterey jack cheese, tortilla trips, and diced avocado.

Notes

This chili is freezer friendly!

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Cups
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 114.3
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.7g 20%
Saturated Fat 5.1g 26%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 17.3g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
Sugars 3.1g
Protein 58.8g 118%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

 

40 Comments

  1. I love Jalapeño popper dip! Lately I have been finding all kinds of recipes on Facebook and sharing them whenever possible, I need to try the chili!
    • Great question!! You can use non-dairy cream cheese to substitute regular cream cheese. I know Trader Joe's sells this. You could also look for something at your local grocery store in the section where tofu is. You could even use silken-ed tofu. I haven't tried it, but I've heard it has the same consistency. Thanks for commenting!!
  2. This sounds so delicious! I am a huge fan of slow cooker meals! I love that this seems to incorporate spicy and sweet! That is the perfect flavor combination!
  3. Oh this looks so yummy! I'm trying to think of fun, fresh dishes for a birthday party I'm hosting at the end of the month and I think this will do the trick!
  4. We're anticipating an ice storm this weekend and this is now on the menu. We had regular chili last weekend in the snow storm - thanks for sharing this at the perfect time!
    • OH great! I hope you make this for the big game :) If you can't find Mexican Oregano at your grocery store, you can buy it on Amazon (that's what I have to do sometimes)!
    • I like my soup a bit on the thick side so I only add 2 cups of chicken broth. You could totally add a 1/2 cup of chicken broth or water to the recipe if you want!

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