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Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe

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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

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
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.
Servings: 10


  • 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 cloves garlic 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Calories: 272kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 1842mg, Potassium: 950mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1520IU, Vitamin C: 53.7mg, Calcium: 84mg, Iron: 4.6mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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84 comments on “Roasted Red Pepper Chicken Chili Recipe”

  1. I’ve been making this a couple years now and figured it’s about time I leave a comment since I keep coming back! It’s not that I don’t like the tomato based chili… I just love the red peppper. A perfect pick-me-up in the colder months and always impressive to folks who like chili with a twist. Also can be prepped pretty quickly and most ingredients I have on hand regularly, which is great. Thanks for the great recipe!!

  2. Flavor improved if:
    spatchcock fresh whole chicken, boil bones, skin, pan juice and giblets to make stock;
    shred chicken, set aside;
    1/2″ slice 3 red bell peppers and roast until edges are dark;
    dice celery, onion, garlic;
    combine stock and vegetables, saute in olive oil, add garlic late;
    fresh grind cumin seed for pungent, aromatic comino and add;
    add salt, pepper, oregano, smoked paprika, fresh ground coriander, chipotle flakes;
    adjust for thick stew/soup;
    add shredded chicken;

    To serve, layer 3 tortillas in a bowl thus: corn tortilla/stew/sharp cheddar (twice), another tortilla then salsa, more cheese. Microwave one minute thirty seconds each bowl, top with fresh Cilantro, queso fresca.

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  4. Hi! Do you know roughly how large the serving size is? I want to make sure I am truly eating 272cal and not 400+ haha.

  5. Yum!! Had some bell peppers I’d roasted myself and leftover cooked chicken breast, so this recipe was perfect to try. SO good!! Since my peppers didn’t have extra juice, I used 3 cups of chicken broth. This was great, I will definitely make this again.

  6. We didn’t have time to make this in the slow cooker, so we did the stove top instead. We only used about half a cup of broth after reading comments that it was soupy – more of a thick and chunky chili household! It turned out amazing. Definitely will make again. 

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  9. 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.

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  11. I love that it has sweet and heat! Perfect!

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  15. 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.

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

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  20. 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!

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  22. 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!

  23. 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.

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

  25. This was delicious!

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

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

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

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  36. 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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  48. 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!

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

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

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  56. 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!

  57. 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.

  58. 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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  63. 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.

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

  65. wow, look very delicious

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

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

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

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

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

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

  72. This is one tasty looking chicken chili!

  73. Always looking for healthy, quick options! This sounds great

  74. Josh will love this recipe for game night!

  75. 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?