BBQ Chicken Chili Recipe (Slow Cooker or Stovetop)

This Sweet and Smokey Slow Cooker or Stovetop BBQ Chicken Chili is so good and easy my mom served it up on Christmas Day!

Servings 6


1 pound chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup ketchup
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons yellow mustard
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 16 oz. can can cannellini beans, undrained
1 14 oz. can can kidney beans, undrained
1 14 oz. can can pinto beans, undrained
1 4 oz. can can mild diced green chilies
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 tsp EACH ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 14.5 oz can low sodium chicken broth mixed with 1 tablespoon cornstarch
Hot sauce to taste (reserve until end of cooking)

sour cream
Tortilla chips


  1. Rub chicken breasts with olive oil and add to the bottom of your slow cooker, Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir around chicken.
  2. Cook on low 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours. When chicken is tender, remove to a cutting board to shred or dice (personal preference) and return to slow cooker. Cook an additional 20 minutes.
  3. Visit Smoky BBQ Chicken Chili (Slow Cooker or Stove Top) @ for full instructions and Stovepot recipe.

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