I’m on a big slow cooker kick here recently. (If you follow me on Pinterest, you’re probably rolling your eyes and nodding right now, ha!) To me, there’s just not much better than coming home from work to a house that smells like dinner – where said dinner is already DONE and waiting for you! I mean, really! It’s fabulous! So when the lovely Elizabeth Gay contacted me about this post, I was understandably receptive! Let’s see how SHE uses HER slow cooker!
Thanks so much to Kristen for having me on her fabulous blog!
I’m writing from the Windy City of Chicago where we just got 18 inches of snow this week. Cold, wet, blustery days like this call for hearty comfort food. For that, I turn to my slow cooker. This recipe for White Chicken Chili fits the bill: it’s hearty and filling without being too indulgent (so we can all stay on those New Year’s resolutions…). It’s loaded with protein and fiber, and can be totally customized to your tastes. This recipe uses Ro*Tel Original canned tomatoes, but if you can handle the heat, feel free to use the spicy version – or the mild if you’re serving picky eaters. The best part is that it makes your house smell fantastic as it cooks away all day!
Thighs are the most tender cut of chicken, but if you prefer breasts you can use those instead.
If I have them on hand, I add diced carrots or zucchini for an extra serving of veggies (or whatever vegetable might be getting old in your fridge right now).
If you like your chili thicker, drain one can of beans before adding. That’s it! I hope you enjoy – stay warm and cozy!
- • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
- • 2 cans (15 oz each) Great Northern beans, un-drained (or any white bean)
- • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
- • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, un-drained
- • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- • 3/4 cup chopped yellow onion
- • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- Spray the inside of 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place 1 can of beans in slow cooker; mash with potato masher or spoon until smooth.
- Add the second can of beans and all remaining ingredients to slow cooker; stir to combine.
- Cover; cook on LOW 8 hours or on HIGH 4 hours.
- Carefully separate chicken into bite-size pieces, using two forks to pull it apart.
Elizabeth lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and a schnauzer mix, and she writes on behalf of Ro*Tel and other food brands you know and love. Photo credits to © stevem & © Andrey Starostin – Fotolia.com
Thanks so much, Elizabeth! Is everyone hungry now?! My goodness!
What is YOUR favorite thing to cook in your slow cooker?!
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