Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken Chili


1cup chopped onions (2 medium)
1medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
3cloves garlic, minced
3tablespoons cornmeal
2tablespoons chili powder
3teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1teaspoon ground cumin
1/2teaspoon salt
1 1/4lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1jar (16 oz) medium picante sauce
1can (15 to 16 oz) pinto beans, undrained
1can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
Sliced green onion, if desired


In 3- to 4-quart slow cooker, mix onions, bell pepper and garlic.

In large bowl, mix cornmeal, chili powder, oregano, cumin and salt. Add chicken; toss to coat. Add chicken and any remaining seasoning mixture to vegetables in slow cooker. Gently stir in picante sauce, beans and tomatoes.

Cover; cook on Low setting 6 to 8 hours. Sprinkle with green onion.

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