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Barbecue Chicken Chili

  • Author: Adapted from The Roasted Root
  • Total Time: 8 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • Half of a yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed or minced
  • 1 small can of sliced jalapenos, drained
  • 1lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 2 TBS BBQ sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Shredded cheese, green onion and/or cilantro for garnish.


  1. In a skillet sprayed generously with non-fat cooking spray, saute onions until soft and translucent
  2. Add garlic and jalapenos and saute for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  3. In a crock pot, combine diced tomatoes, garbanzo beans, chicken broth, chili powder, and BBQ sauce.
  4. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno mixture.
  5. Lay chicken breasts on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Cook on low, all day (6-8 hours)
  7. Remove chicken breasts, shred, and return to crock pot. Mix together.
  8. Serve with shredded cheese, green onion, cilantro, or any topping of choice.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Category: Entree
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