Frito Chicken Chili - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Frito Chicken Chili was an experiment that turned out really good! We love Fritos and we love chili but I wanted to try a chicken chili and this was what I came up with and it turned out great! This chili is perfect for a gathering and would be a wonderful addition to any tailgate. It’s definitely comfort food and hits the spot on a cold day! It’s made in the crock pot which makes it even easier!

Frito Chicken Chili Ingredients Needed:


Chunky Salsa

Pinto Beans

Chili Beans

Diced Tomatoes

Garlic Powder

Onion Powder

Chili Powder

Smoked Paprika

Chicken Broth





This chili is super versatile, you could easily add Rotel Tomatoes instead of the diced tomatoes to give it a little kick. You could add black beans or kidney beans. You could top it with Doritos instead of Fritos. So many options with this recipe. It reheats really well and we all thought the flavor was great.

We love crock pot recipes and this so simple! If you have followed our site for any amount of time you know we have lots of recipes that use the crock pot. We even made an Ebook of our most popular crock pot recipes so you can have them all in one convenient place.

If you love this recipe you will also love our Crock Pot Pork Chili. We love pork and this chili is really good too!

Frito Chicken Chili - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Frito Chicken Chili

Judy Yeager
Delicious Frito Chicken Chili, great for any gathering!
3.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 cup of chunky salsa
  • 1 15 ounce can of pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can of chili beans
  • 1 15 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons of chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 cup of chicken broth


  • shredded cheese
  • Fritos
  • sour cream


  • Add all ingredients to crock pot.
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4.
  • I made sure mine cooked long enough that the chicken easily shredded.
  • Top each bowl with cheese, sour cream and crushed Fritos.
Keyword Frito Chicken Chili
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  1. I make a very close version of this and also love it with Fritos! Came up with this one night just using things I had at home didn’t want to go to the store.5 stars