Slow Cooker Chipotle Chili

This easy recipe yields a rich, smoky-tasting chili, perfect for laid-back Sundays. Made with chicken thighs, canned cannellini beans, and a handful of other ingredients, it tastes more complicated than it is. Bonus: You’ll have leftovers for the week.

Looking for a more basic option? Check out our classic slow cooker chili recipe with beef.

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1Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker.
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2Cook for 4 to 5 hours on high, until the chicken pulls apart easily with a fork.
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