This blog post is about food. Specifically about my new favorite fall recipe that’s pretty much the easiest thing ever to make and the most delicious to eat. I’m a big fan of my Crock-Pot, I’m not really a fancy chef by any means so the Crock-Pot is my best friend when it comes to preparing a meal. You just put everything in there that you want to cook, set the timer and poof like magic a few hours later your meal is ready.
What you’ll need…
1 red onion, diced
4 large jalapeno peppers
3 tsp chile powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles
1 can cannelloni beans
1 can black beans
1 can corn
2 cups chicken broth
8 ounces cream cheese
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
A dash of cinnamon
Garnish with avocado, cheddar cheese and some cilantro
Put all of the ingredients together in the crock pot with the exception of the cream cheese, note the cinnamon is the special secret ingredient/kicker to making this really good- make sure you only use a dash though don’t go overboard. As for the jalapenos, I love spicy so I didn’t remove any of the seeds from the four that I included, depending on your tastes you can remove all the seeds or none. I cooked everything for a total of 6 hours on high, 5 hours on high, and then for the last hour added in the cream cheese. Once the time is all up you’ll want to use utensils to pull apart the chicken into smaller pieces. If you have more time you could cook all of this on low for about 8-9 hours. Once it’s done you’re good to go, serve the chili with your garnish.
You could easily make this a vegetarian situation too by adding in more veggies, I also thought about doing ground turkey next time, really with this the possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
Aside from this tasting extremely delicious I was pretty happy about the leftover situation that happened for a couple days after I made this. If you don’t already own a Crock-Pot do yourself a favorite and get one, even though I’m not a huge cook it’s one of my most used things in my kitchen.
Do you have any favorite fall recipes? I’m always on the hunt for more and would love any suggestions or tips.