Clean Eats: Crockpot Chicken Chili


It’s a cold rainy winter day here in Hollywood. This is the time of year everyone starts seems to forget about eating clean. For whatever reason this is the time of year I tend to start clean it up and focus on getting a jump start on burning fat before the Yew Year.

Now just because I clean it up doesn’t mean it has to be bland. I like to enjoy my food so that means my healthy meal needs to taste amazing. Plus when I have a girl over they seem to appreciate a guy that can cook. (That’s a hint for all you guys serving plain chicken and brown rice to your girls)

So as I look around trying to come up with ideas of what I can make I happen to locate a crockpot hidden in the back of one of the cabinets. Sweet, that just made my life easier. All I have to do is throw everything in the crockpot and forget about it for hours.



I think I’m going with some chicken chili on this chilly day and enjoy it while we watch the Saints play the Falcons on Thursday Night Football! Cooking with a crockpot is pretty much dummy proof. I apologize in advance for anyone who can’t seem to figure it out therefore claiming the title of dummy.



2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 15 oz can black beans
1 15 oz can kidney beans
1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
½ 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large bell pepper, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalepeno, diced
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground pepper

Ready for the directions?

Take all the ingredients and throw them in the crockpot. Stir a few times until it’s well mixed. Put the lid on and cook on low for about 6 hours. When it’s done shred the chicken and give it a few stirs and serve. Simple enough?

I’m not gonna lie. That s*#t is delicious. Even though Drew Brees didn’t throw a TD to my man Darren Sproles and getting my fantasy football squad off to a slow start for the week, this chili and cornbread more than made up for it. Who says a healthy meal can’t taste great!

Bobby Ashhurst is the first minority IFBB Men's Physique Pro.

Dymatize Nutrition and Fitmark Bags sponsored athlete, internationally published fitness model, Crossfit enthusiast and nut butter aficionado.



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