Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe

Healthy Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe (Gluten Free & Dairy Free) | ASpicyPerpective.comSlow cooker Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe, a rich and tangy chili, yet easy on your waistline. Perfect for new year resolutions!

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There’s nothing like big pot of steaming chili to get you through the winter months. Filling and warming in both taste and temperature.

Yet, while so many of us are sticking to a new years diet, it can be tricky to find a chili recipe that delivers big flavor, without delivering big hips.

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Well I’ve got one for you…

It’s a Healthy Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe.

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Robust. Sweet. Tangy.

Loaded with shredded chicken, red beans, and vegetables, all mingled together is a simmering bath of pureed roasted red peppers (instead of tomatoes.)

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This healthy chili recipe is show stopper in taste, texture, and visual appeal.

Just look at that color!

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My Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe is also very easy to make, and can be thrown in the crockpot first thing in the morning, for a ready-and-waiting meal when you come home.

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It’s low in fat, high in protein and fiber, gluten free, and dairy free (unless you top it with sour cream) making this roasted red pepper chili recipe a great option for healthy eating plans.

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Although well-seasoned, this is not a spicy chili, so it’s great for kids and those with spice sensitivity.

Yet feel free to add cayenne pepper, or your favorite hot sauce after cooking!

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We’ll be serving our Healthy Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe all month long, and hope you’ll give it a try as well.

You never know, it may just turn out to be a new family favorite!

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Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe

Yield: 8-10 servings

Prep Time:15 minutes

Cook Time:3+ hours

5 / 5 (12 Reviews)
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Slow Cooker Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe! This healthy chili recipe is loaded with flavor, low in fat, high in fiber, and packed with protein.


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast or tenders
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 24 ounces jarred roasted red peppers in juices
  • 30 ounces red kidney beans, drained
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth


  1. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, followed by the chopped onions, peppers, celery, and garlic. Sauté for 3-5 minutes to soften.
  2. Pour the sautéed veggies and the drained kidney beans in a large slow cooker. Place the chicken over the top, then sprinkle the chili powder, cumin, and salt in the slow cooker.
  3. Pour the jarred roasted red peppers and their juices in a blender. Puree until very smooth. Pour the pureed red pepper and chicken broth in the slow cooker. Cover and turn on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3-4 hours.
  4. When the chicken is cooked through. Remove it with tongs, and shred the chicken with a fork. Stir the shredded chicken back into the crockpot. Serve warm!

NOTE: This chili is well seasoned, but is not spicy. If you want to kick up the heat, add 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper. Or add hot sauce after cooking.

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75 comments on “Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe

  1. Julieposted February 27, 2019 at 4:48 am Reply

    Made this last night and wow it was lovely and had compliments all round. Definitely going to be a regular dish. Absolutely delicious and so easy.

    Rating: 5
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  3. mohit vermaposted January 25, 2019 at 2:57 am Reply

    I love that it has sweet and heat! Perfect!

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  7. Toddposted October 31, 2018 at 1:26 pm Reply

    In the crockpot at this moment, it smells great. We have a tomato allergy in the family so this will be the perfect Halloween chili treat!

    Also, probably not necessary, but I actually put the roasted red peppers, chicken broth, and all of the spices in the vitamix together and blended the heck out of them which resulted in a super smooth chili sauce to pour over everything.

  8. Morgposted October 17, 2018 at 2:59 pm Reply

    I’m really wanting to make it for a party…do you know what size crockpot this fits in?

    • Toddposted October 31, 2018 at 1:28 pm Reply

      Fits easily in a standard sized crockpot.

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  12. Laurenposted August 16, 2018 at 11:47 pm Reply

    Just made this today and got rave reviews. It was so tasty! I did add a little crushed tomato I had leftover plus some green bell pepper, and left out the beans since we don’t care for them. Will definitely be making this one on a regular basis! Thank you!

    Rating: 5
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  14. Whitneyposted July 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm Reply

    I was too lazy to sautee the veggies first so I just threw it all in the Crock-Pot at once and gave it a quick stir. It was DELICIOUS. Spicy and hearty!

    Rating: 5
    • Sommer Collierposted July 29, 2018 at 10:36 pm Reply

      Hi Whitney,

      Thanks so much for reporting back! I’m so glad you liked it!! :)

  15. Rhonda Woodwardposted May 7, 2018 at 2:37 pm Reply

    Made this for dinner and it was so flavorful. However, after looking at the ingredients today I realize that I forgot to add the 2 cups of chicken broth, ooppps. I couldn’t tell anything was missing and it still had plenty of liquid. So a good foolproof meal.

    Rating: 5
  16. Donnaposted April 6, 2018 at 5:49 am Reply

    Could you prep this ahead and make into a freezer dump bag?

    • Sommerposted April 10, 2018 at 9:56 pm Reply

      Hi Donna,

      Yes, this is a great freezer recipe. :)

  17. Ritaposted March 23, 2018 at 1:01 pm Reply

    This was delicious!

    Rating: 5
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  19. Tammyposted January 18, 2018 at 1:30 pm Reply

    Made this recipe yesterday. I added the cayenne pepper and that really gave it a kick. It was delicious!!

    Rating: 5
    • Tammyposted January 18, 2018 at 1:31 pm Reply

      Oops….I meant to give this a 5 star rating!!

  20. Francineposted December 30, 2017 at 12:11 pm Reply

    Everyone loved it. I used Fire Roasted Tomatoes rather than peppers. So good. Will make it often.

    Rating: 5
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  23. Jordanposted October 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm Reply

    Hi! Does “in juices” mean extra virgin olive oil? It was the only jarred roasted red peppers I could find! 

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  28. Maryposted March 18, 2017 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Looks amazing, and I have it in my slow cooker right now, cannot wait to try it. Any idea on calorie/fat content? Just curious, thank you

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  40. Barry Dixon-Loyaposted October 28, 2016 at 8:37 pm Reply

    I made this today and added 1tsp. red pepper flakes to the spice mix! It added just the right amount of spice. I also cut the chicken breast into 1″ chunks before cooking,  eliminating the need to shred at the end. This is some dang good chili!

    Rating: 5
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  43. Ellenposted October 10, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

    What is the calories in the delicious red pepper chicken chili recipe?

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  45. Kirillposted October 6, 2016 at 11:00 am Reply

    Just made this chili, and it is delicious. Thank you for the recipe.

    Rating: 5
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  48. Brooke Elliottposted October 4, 2016 at 3:32 pm Reply

    Just got this in the crock pot. My pepper puree came out much thinner than what it looks like in the photos… Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    Rating: 5
  49. Jon R Mengelposted October 2, 2016 at 8:48 pm Reply

    Success. Delicious recipe. Came out soupy, but very flavorful and delightful. Is the recipe meant for it to be soupy or any suggestions for next time? Thank you so much. I have enough to last me for a couple weeks.

    Rating: 5
  50. Callieposted September 21, 2016 at 9:40 am Reply

    Would it be ok to freeze this after cooking? I’m planning on making it tonight but we won’t be able to eat all of it before we go out of town for a week.

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  55. Karenposted February 20, 2016 at 10:08 am Reply

    This chili looks delicious. Is there anything that can be substituted for the kidney beans? My family just will not eat them. I love the roasted red pepper flavor and all the rest and would love to make it.

    • Sommerposted February 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm Reply

      Hi Karen! You can sub any kind of beans you like. :)

  56. franciposted February 11, 2016 at 7:44 pm Reply

    I made this tonite, it was delicious!!!! Thanks for great recipe.

    Rating: 5
  57. Victoriaposted January 28, 2016 at 8:06 am Reply

    wow, look very delicious

  58. Gaby Dalkinposted January 18, 2016 at 12:21 am Reply

    Chili is a winter fav! It’s great to see a healthier version!

  59. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted January 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm Reply

    Oh yes, piping hot chilis definitely do make the winter go faster! 

  60. Steve Heikkilaposted January 16, 2016 at 6:42 pm Reply

    This looks really delightful Sommer. It’s a cold, gray winter Saturday, and this looks like just the thing to warm me up! 

  61. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted January 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm Reply

    I love the idea of chili made with roasted red peppers instead of tomatoes – what a vibrant chili!

  62. Amyposted January 15, 2016 at 7:10 pm Reply

    I agree, I can’t say enough good things about the slow cooker.

  63. Mauritaposted January 15, 2016 at 5:03 pm Reply

    Can you cook this on top of stove or do you need a slow cooker?

    • Sommerposted January 15, 2016 at 6:16 pm Reply

      Hi Maurita! Yes, just cook it at medium heat until the chicken has cooked through… about 30 minutes. Follow the rest of the recipe as-is. :)

  64. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 15, 2016 at 4:48 pm Reply

    This is one tasty looking chicken chili!

  65. Heather Christoposted January 15, 2016 at 3:35 pm Reply

    looks delicious!!

  66. ZOLAposted January 15, 2016 at 11:09 am Reply

    Always looking for healthy, quick options! This sounds great

  67. Julie @ Table for Twoposted January 15, 2016 at 10:36 am Reply

    This looks so good!!!

  68. Mariaposted January 15, 2016 at 9:59 am Reply

    Josh will love this recipe for game night!

  69. January 15, 2016 at 8:56 am Reply

    This is really easy and nice recipe! I love chili and all food that contains it:) I would like to know whether that is possible that you can share here some good recipe of chili sauce?