the baker upstairs: slow cooker chicken chili

11.08.2012

slow cooker chicken chili

Yum

I've never been huge on homemade chili, but I absolutely adore Wendy's chili. I know it's probably totally lame for me to admit that, but come on! It's super cheap (I think it's $1.29 for a small), reasonably healthy, and totally filling. And if you factor in that there's a Wendy's just down the street from my house, well, I've got a problem. Lately we've been really buckling down and trying to eliminate fast food/eating out from our budget (except for special occasions), and so the fast food chili had to go. Luckily I found this great copycat recipe on Lulu the Baker! I made a few tweaks to suit my preferences, let it cook in the crockpot all afternoon, and by evening had a delicious dinner. Lizzy slurped all of hers down, and Abby even consented to taking some bites of beans and chicken, although she wouldn't touch any of the vegetables. Geoff and I both loved it too, so I'll be adding it to the list of family favorites!
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
adapted from Lulu the Baker

1 lb ground chicken
2 8 oz cans tomato sauce
1 14.5-oz can kidney beans, drained
1 14.5-oz can pinto beans, drained
1 small diced onion
1/4 cup diced celery
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 teaspoons cumin
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoons salt
freshly ground black pepper
1 cups water

Brown ground chicken over medium heat. Add to slow cooker along with all other ingredients. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, and serve with cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips.
Hungry for more from The Baker Upstairs?

4 comments :

  1. yum!! your corn bread muffins look delicious as well, homemade?!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, they are! I need to make them again so I can post about them. I made the chili for our dinner on Halloween, and made corn dog muffins to go with them (because Abby had been begging for them for ages). I had a little leftover batter, so I just made it into a few regular corn bread muffins to use for the picture. I had planned to post about the corn dog muffins on the blog, but it is pretty much impossible to make hot dogs look photogenic, so I've written them off. :) But the corn bread was delish and definitely deserves a post!

      Delete
  2. Alicia, This chili looks Yummy, I am going to make it. I saw you on the link party at I heart nap time. I am new to blogging too. Please come and visit me at memoriesbythemile.com
    and say hello.
    Wanda Ann

    ReplyDelete
  3. this looks SO good I've been craving chili and cornbread!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...