That said, some days, I just don't have the time for all that good stuff. School projects and field trips and homework and errands and appointments have a way of taking a toll on a person. And sucking their precious "time of relaxation" away from them.
This is one of those meals that I want to come home to after "a day". Warm, comforting, and spicy enough to give me a big ol' kick in the patootie. You know, so I can get motivated to do everything around the house that didn't get done during the day while I was out.
Spicy White Chicken Chili (crockpot)
This simple crockpot chicken chili is both creamy and spicy; perfect for game day!
Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
Cook Time: 6-8 hours (unattended)
Keywords: slow-cooker soup/stew chicken tomatillos tomatoes beans Super Bowl tailgating American fall winter summer
Ingredients (serves 6-8)
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (~22 ounces total)
- 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix or equivalent homemade
- 1 tablespoon hatch green chile powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon roasted, ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 8 ounces neufchâtel (light cream cheese)
- 2 tomatillos, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1 jalapeño, chopped
- 3 1/2 cups Cannellini beans (or 2 - 15.5 ounce cans, lightly drained)
- 1 can (14.5 ounce) fire-roasted, diced tomatoes, undrained
- sour cream
- green onions, sliced
- shredded cheese
- fried tortilla strips or broken tortilla chips
Place all ingredients in the crockpot in the order listed; cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir up good to blend everything and to break up any clumps of cream cheese. Use a couple of forks to reach in and shred the chicken and stir everything around again. Serve garnished as you wish. Enjoy!
This chili is seriously spicy. If you like a lower heat level, reduce the amount of chile powder and/or jalapeños.