Looking for the perfect healthy chili? Try this Paleo Crockpot Pumpkin Chicken Chili! It’s Whole 30 friendly, easy to make, and SO delicious! Perfect for serving on a chilly night or sharing with friends while watching football!
Pumpkin EVERYTHING. Who’s with me?? No, I’m not talking about the Pumpkin Spice Latte’s from Starbucks and sugary pumpkin flavored cereals and treats at the grocery store, I’m talking about the real deal pumpkin – like what’s in this Crock Pot Paleo Chicken Chili! This time of year, there is always a can of pumpkin puree open in my fridge practically calling my name to add it into recipes.. And I can’t just ignore it!
It seems like you guys are totally cool with that, because you basically freaked out when I posted this recipe on Instagram. I was instantly flooded with comments and messages asking for the recipe for this. Usually one or two people ask me for a recipe when I post something new or different.. but I got a TON of messages. So I knew I had to get this up for you sooner rather than later.
I have been wanting to do another chili recipe on the site ever since I posted my Paleo Turkey Chili Recipe last year… It was something I randomly created and decided to share on the site and it has quickly become the most popular recipe on here! Hundreds of people visit this recipe every day, and it’s been pinned on Pinterest a crazy amount.. somewhere over 30,000 times! (Which blows my mind!) I’ve made plenty of chili since then, but sometimes I just don’t have the time or energy to take out the camera, set up the shots, take the photos.. yada yada yada, you get the picture – all before eating my dinner. Especially if it’s after I’ve taught a class at the gym.. I want to EAT.
The other night when I made this I knew it was too good to not post on the site, so I made the extra effort to take the pictures of it for you guys. Tyler and I basically sat and drooled while I took the photos, but it got done! And I’m glad it did. I think you’re all really going to love this. It’s extremely easy to make, loaded with flavor, and so perfect for fall. Even though it has been almost 80 degrees here all week – I still enjoyed this, and I’m looking forward to making it again once it gets a little colder. It will be perfect on a snowy night, or for football Sunday!
- 1 cup finely chopped onion, sauteed
- 2.5 cups chopped peppers (i used yellow and red)
- 3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chicken stock
- Lay sautéed onions, and raw chopped peppers along bottom of the crockpot.
- Lay whole chicken breasts on top.
- Cover chicken with pumpkin puree and spices.
- Add broth, cover and cook on low for 8 hours
- After 8 hours, shred chicken breasts with fork, and stir all ingredients together.
- Optional: allow it to sit for an additional 30 minutes after shredding the chicken. The chicken will absorb some of the liquid and thicken the chili.
Things we used for this recipe: crock pot, pumpkin puree, chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, pepper, salt, chicken stock
Even though this recipe is paleo + Whole 30.. I couldn’t resist pairing it with some Siete Grain Free Tortilla chips. Totally not sponsored in any way but MAN are they good!! Ty and I have been loving getting them as a treat at the store lately, and he was totally trying to steal these from my set up when I was taking the photos!
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