Slow Cooker Chickpea Chili

[ 7 ] May 31, 2013 |

Slow-Cooker Chickpea Chili

I have  started using my slow cooker more often. It’s convenient ,economic and  ideal to prepare soups, stews,and beans dishes.

I can cook dinner while I am at work or out for the day.

Slow-Cooker Chickpea Chili

You won’t miss the meat in this flavorful chickpea chili. This chili is full of flavor and very satisfying. Full of colorful vegetables, this chickpea chili is appealing to the eyes as well as the taste buds.


Slow-Cooker Chickpea Chili

The vibrant red and orange colors make this chili stand out from the crowd. Serve over couscous or rice.

Slow Cooker Chickpea Chili
Serves: 8
  • 1 cup dried chickpeas
  • 2 quarts boiling water`
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ cups chopped onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground red pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2½ cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • ⅔ cup sliced pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes, undrained and crushed
  • 4 cups chopped peeled butternut squash
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  1. Place chickpeas in a saucepan; add 2 quarts boiling water. Cover and let stand 1 hour; drain. Place beans in a 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; sauté 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in tomato paste and next 4 ingredients (through turmeric); sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add onion mixture to slow cooker. Add broth, olives, tomatoes, and butternut squash to slow cooker; cover and cook on HIGH 8 hours.
  3. Stir in peas. Sprinkle with cilantro.

This recipe is adapted from Cooking light magazine.

Slow Cooker Chickpea Chili

Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin is a passionate food blogger and professional personal chef who enjoys sharing her healthy, inventive, recipes. You can find her on social media and subscribe to her blog to receive instant blog updates and receive a free ebook, Tasty Quinoa Recipes!

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Category: Healthy Choices, Main Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

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  1. This looks delicious, always looking for more slow cooker recipes. I love chickpeas, and the kids love squash – so everyone should be happy!

  2. Visiting from Recipe Newz! This looks delicious! Pinned it!

  3. I’m cold today on this wintery Australian day and this chickpea chili would be very comforting.

  4. Janie says:

    This is definitely cooked on high?

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