Shredded Chicken Chili

5 from 7 votes
Shredded Chicken Chili

Who else loves a Shredded Chicken Chili crockpot meal for your family? If you ask me, there is nothing better than walking in from a busy day to a home cooked meal that you threw in the crockpot earlier that day. The aroma alone is worth it! Especially for this easy meal! And what I love about this Easy Shredded Chicken Chili is that you can easily make it keto friendly too, by simply leaving the beans out. It used to be one of my go to meals when I was learning about the Keto Diet. Shredded Chicken Chili is amazing the way that I have it outlined below with beans. However, leave them out if you are trying to do lower carb or keto and this hands down will be one of your favorite easy crockpot (or stove top)meals!

In the whirlwind of a crazy, busy mama's life, time-saving solutions become indispensable. I know know about you, but if I can save time and put that energy where I desire it the most around the table with my family I am here for it! Easy Dump and Go crockpot meals like this are the magic to hectic schedules and allow you to reclaim the table with your sweet family around the table creating precious memories while you share a home cooked meal together that you didn't have to spend a ton of time on.

So if you answered yes to easy crockpot meals, then this is one you will want to make and put on rotation for your family! Its delicious and is a perfect variation from a plain ole' chili night! And its the perfect weather for this easy crockpot meal too.

If you don't have a crockpot, where have you been? You can grab this family sized digital one HERE or I have also included a quick variation to this recipe over the stove top!

If you decide stove top is best for you, you will need a deep pot like this PERFECT POT

Shredded Chicken Chili is so easy it may be a crime!! It's so simple and starts with a rotisserie chicken! So next time you are at the grocery store grab one of these or even two! And check out the Crazy Busy Mama Tip below for why this little habit at the grocery store will help you ditch that dinner time stress!

Here are the ingredients you will need for Easy Shredded Chicken Chili


Rotisserie Chicken – deboned and chopped or shredded

1 onion chopped

2 cups Chicken broth

10 oz diced tomatoes canned, undrained

2 oz tomato paste ( Here is what to do with the rest of your Tomato paste HERE – this tip is a great money savings hack in the kitchen)

1 tbsp Chili powder

1 tbsp Cumin

½ tbsp Garlic powder

2 cans of Ranch style beans

4 oz Cream cheese

Optional toppings:

Monterey Jack cheese


Sour cream

1 Jalapeño  pepper chopped (optional)

Green onion

Shredded Chicken Chili Directions:

Debone Chicken and put in crockpot then add all ingredients in together and cook on low/warm (depending on your crockpot) and let all of these delicious ingredients combine together for 4-6 hours

Then when its ready add your favorite toppings such as cheese, ( I love Monterey Jack) and love to shred my own with this easy Shredder HERE, sour cream, sliced green onion, and I always love to add a bit of heat with a few slices of fresh jalapeño 

Look at this deliciousness!!

Also, if you try this recipe and love it I would so appreciate it if you would leave a comment below and rate the recipe a 5-star to let me know how it was! That helps me know what kind of recipes you want to see more of.

Shredded Chicken Chili video tutorial:

Crazy Busy Mama Tip: Each week at the grocery store grab yourself a Rotisserie Chicken. This is a perfect meal helper! Rotisserie Chickens can be used for easy crockpot meals, skillet meals, casseroles or even make the perfect meal in and of itself! Not to mention, you can debone and make easy homemade broth or even throw in a freezer safe baggie for future use! Such a great meal time tip that will save you a load of time in the kitchen! And my hope is it helps to bring a smile to your face like it does mine 🙂

Mama, if you try this recipe and love it I would so appreciate it if you would leave a comment below and rate the recipe a 5-star to let me know how it was! That helps me know what kind of recipes you want to see more of. Always looking for ways to help you and your sweet family reclaim the table and give you that intentional time back with your family!

For those who love a step by step tutorial here is a video for you!

Shredded Chicken Chili

Shredded Chicken Chili – Crockpot

A tasty shredded chicken Chili recipe your whole family will love
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 397 kcal


  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken Chopped
  • 1 small onion diced -can sub minced onion 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth can use low sodium or no sodium
  • 10 oz diced tomatoes can undrained
  • 2 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 30 oz Ranch Style Beans 2 -15 oz cans – Can omit if you want to make keto friendly
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened

Optional Toppings:

  • Montery Jack Cheese Shredded
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onion
  • Jalapeno fresh- sliced


  • Debone Rotisserie chicken and chop up meat ( you can also shred)
  • Add remaining ingredients in with chicken – This is a true dump and go recipe
  • After 4-6 hours on warm/low depending on the setting of your crockpot, you will want to add your desired toppings.
  • we love to serve with tortilla chips but you can enjoy with cornbread or alone
  • *you can prepare over the stovetop – start with a 1 tbsp butter to sautee chicken in prior to adding remaining ingredients. Make sure to adjust cook time and allow at least 30 minutes to simmer on stove top for all ingredients to combine well



Watching your carb intake? Super simple to turn this Easy Shredded Chicken Chili into a keto friendly recipe by simply omitting the beans! 


Calories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 37gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 1180mgPotassium: 667mgFiber: 8gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 863IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 120mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chicken, chili
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  1. 5 stars
    Crazy Busy Mama I made this last night for the Chiefs game and it was SO good!! 💛♥️ And SO easy! I did mine over the stove bc of lack of time for crockpot. Super fast meal! Thank you so much!! My whole family loved it. 😋 Would love more recipes like this!

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