Slow Cooker Mole Chicken Chili with Hominy and Pumpkin

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Warm Mexican spices, moist shredded chicken, with pops of hominy and pumpkin, Slow Cooker Mole Chicken, Hominy and Pumpkin Chili will be your new favorite chili recipe.

Best chili ever! Slow Cooker Mole Chicken, Hominy and Pumpkin Chili Low Calorie, Low Fat Dinner
On many school mornings, you can find me making dinner. That’s right, I’m getting out my slow cooker and getting dinner ready first thing in the morning. What a lift I get from having the weight of making a healthy dinner off my shoulders. It is a serious sense of accomplishment. With Hamilton Beach Brands, Set ‘n Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon/Lid, I don’t have to worry if the recipe only cooks for 4 hours or 8 hours.  Once it is done cooking, the slow cooker automatically turns to warm.  No more over cooked, rubbery chicken for me.  That is what I did with this recipe.  This recipe only needs four hours for perfectly cooked chicken.  I set the slow cooker in the morning and forgot about it until dinner time.  Voilà, the chicken was perfectly cooked and the chili was still piping hot.  Dinner was served.

Can you tell I really hate over cooked chicken? Another fantastic feature of the slow cooker is the temperature probe, genius! Throw a whole chicken into the slow cooker and set the probe. When your chicken is done, the slow cooker turns to warm. It doesn’t matter if it takes 4 hours, 5 hours or 8 hours. You don’t have to choose the time. Take that rubbery chicken. We no longer have to be satisfied with dry, rubbery chicken. We can all rejoice and eat beautifully moist and tender chicken.

 

Best chili ever! Slow Cooker Mole Chicken, Hominy and Pumpkin Chili Low Calorie, Low Fat Dinner

I added a few of my favorite things to this chili, hominy and pumpkin. No one is going to know there is pumpkin puree in here. No need to tell your vegetable hating child. They can get all the fiber and nutrition and be none the wiser. As for hominy, have you tried it before? It was love at first bite for me a few years ago. It is pretty common in Mexican food, which makes it a natural in the mole chili. I buy mine in a can, and rinse and drain well just like I would with beans. It is dried corn that has been rehydrated in a mineral bath. Chances are you have had it in corn tortillas. If you haven’t tried it, this is a great dish to give it a whirl. I bet you will like it.
Best chili ever! Slow Cooker Mole Chicken, Hominy and Pumpkin Chili Low Calorie, Low Fat Dinner
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Slow Cooker Mole Chicken, Hominy and Pumpkin Chili

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. oil divided
  • 4 lbs. bone-in chicken thighs skin removed
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt divided
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh ground black pepper.
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. dark cocoa powder
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tsp. pureed chipotle in adobe sauce
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 15 oz. can pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 15.5 oz. can hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tsp. oil.
  2. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with ½ tsp. salt and pepper.
  3. Brown chicken in the skillet for 4 minutes per side.
  4. Place into the slow cooker.
  5. Add remaining 2 tsp. oil to the skillet over medium heat until shimmering.
  6. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or tongs, place on top of chicken in slow cooker
  7. To the hot skillet, add chili powder, cocoa powder, garlic, chipotle, cumin, cinnamon and allspice. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  8. Add chicken broth and stir together.
  9. Carefully pour into a blender and add the pumpkin puree, tomatoes and peanut butter. Puree.
  10. Pour over the chicken. Pour the hominy and red pepper on top.
  11. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  12. Take chicken out, and place on a cutting board.
  13. Remove from the bone and cut into bite sized pieces.
  14. Top with cilantro.

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Comments

  1. Lisa Brown says
    i like to make chili and rice
  2. I love to do party mashed potatoes in a slow cooker
  3. I love making pork chops with mushroom gravy. They are my husbands favorite!
  4. Chicken tacos! Chicken, homemade salsa, seasonings, a few hours - and we're all very happy.
  5. The combinations of flavor sound amazing. I am seriously making this!
  6. Love to make pulled pork in my slow cooker, also spaghetti sauce.
  7. Julie Wood says
    I would have to say my favorite is my Beef Stew. It is so delicious!
  8. I love to make chili!
  9. I LOVE slow cooker dinners! I might be mildly obsessed with them... ;) I will be putting this on the dinner menu soon! It sounds delicious! Love the giveaway too!
  10. corned beef and cabbage
  11. I like to cook slow cooker french toast !!!
  12. Sandy Headtke says
    My favorite is Sunday pot roast with all the veggies
  13. steven weber says
    I like to make a southwest chicken soup.
  14. Enjoying all the good recipes!
  15. wendy rozema says
    Crockpot lasagna is my favorite to make!
  16. Auntiepatch says
    Turkey chili
  17. I'm not sure what my favorite slow cooker recipe is because I've never used a slow cooker to cook before! (But my wife used to use one to mull hot apple cider.)
  18. I love BBQ recipes for the crock pot! Crock pot lasagna is also a favourite!
  19. You had me at mole...this looks delicious! My favorite slow cooker recipe is Chicken Tikka Masala!
  20. Carolyn Walton says
    i would love it!
  21. Thank you for sharing your hard work with us. This will make a great take to a party recipe.
  22. I always make chili in my crockpot, especially on Vikings game days. We can have it throughout the game, and leftovers are great for lunch.
  23. Judy Aiken says
    I have a recipe for white bread in the slow cooker. It's delicious!
  24. Our go to meal in our slow cooker is beef stew, especially this time of year when it is starting to get cooler outside.
  25. I love to make white chicken chili in the slow cooker.
  26. I love cooking barbecued pulled chicken with apples in the slow cooker!
  27. Karen Ostrom says
    chicken and rice, love it, throw it all in, and walk away
  28. I love to make pot roast I'm my slow cooker. I LOVE this old classic!
  29. slow cooker mac & cheese
  30. My favorite to make in the slow cooker is cabbage rolls
  31. Dawn Dennison says
    chili!!!
  32. cindy jones says
    My favorite slow cooker recipe is turkey chili and beans, wow my mouth is watering just thinking about cooking it.
  33. Rose Gates says
    I love slow cooker pulled pork and BBQ chicken.
  34. The recipe looks delicious! My slow cooker is old ....would love a new one!
  35. Deborah Rosen says
    My favorite slow cooker recipe is beef stew.
  36. Debbi ware says
    Pot roast
  37. Finger crossed. My current crockpot just cracked today :0( How will I cook things now?!?!
  38. I like the idea of this slow cooker I use mine ( not like this one ) a lot an sometimes I have over done chicken. They do cook better now than years ago however
  39. This looks so good, hopefully I get to try it soon. My favorite crock pot food is roasted red pepper and chicken soup with parsnips.
  40. Charlotte Moore says
    Found this!!!!! Thanks for asking if I saw it. I love doing chili in a slow cooker.
  41. Would love to win my first crock pot!!! :)
  42. Elizabeth Andersen says
    My favourite recipe to cook in my slow cooker is Butter Chicken
  43. Karen Williams says
    I use my crock pot so many times a week that the knobs have broken off. Love my roasts in it the most. Thanks for some more great recipes to try.
  44. Chili, soups, and pulled pork are my main dishes.
  45. Laura Shelton says
    My favorite thing to make in the slow cooker is beef roast with potatoes & carrots.....but today it is cooking a boneless turkey breast :)
  46. I love to make Southwest chicken taco soup. My favorite.
  47. Darla Shannon says
    I like to cook soups and beans in the crock pot.
  48. Salsa chicken Use a half bag of frozen chicken tenders and cover with your favorite salsa. Cook 6-8 hrs on low. I stir halfway thru. Shred and use in your favorite mexican dish. We make chicken enchiladas. Tortillas topped with shredded salsa chicken, lots of colby jack cheese and topped with another tortilla. Grill until cheese is melted.
  49. Meredith Peters says
    Wow. I just love the sound of that chili!!
  50. POT ROAST! That's my all time fave slow cooker recipe.
  51. I like to make pot roast.
  52. RachelFaulkner says
    Roast beef with potatoes, carrots, and onions
  53. I looking cooking Beef Machaca for burritos in a slow cooker.
  54. Texas stew
  55. I love to make cocktail meatballs!
  56. Chili and all types of soup!
  57. Heather Hayes Panjon says
    Chili Is My Favorite Slow Cooker Recipe.
  58. Swiss Steak!
  59. My favorite is definitely sweet and sour meatballs.
  60. Just found your website. So excited. I have an ancient crock - I'm one of the early adopters - and have made thousands of pots of chili in it. Would love to have one of the new fancy ones! Diane
  61. Susan Broughton says
    My favorite recipe is one with chicken and stuffing. The chicken comes out so juicy and tender!
  62. Christy Spurlock says
    I love pot roast with carrots and potatoes.
  63. Favorite slow cooker thing to make...I would have to say corned beef at the moment, but I'm dying to make that mole chicken that you just posted...
  64. I love to make real Texas Chili in a slow cooker
  65. I've made overnight oats a few times in the past couple of weeks in the slow cooker and have thoroughly enjoyed them.
  66. Kathymac137 says
    My favorite thing to cook in the crock pot is lasagna . I am going to try some of these recipes they sound delish . Thanks for blogging .
  67. Some slow cooker beef stew is the first thing I'd cook! coriwestphal at msn dot com
  68. Betsy Barnes says
    My favorite recipe to cook in the slow cooker is Chili. My family loves it and I make it with ground turkey to make it healthier :)
  69. I like to make beef stew and bbq chicken in the slow cooker

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