November 8, 2013
Hey, happy Friday, guys! Tomorrow is the annual Deer Hunting/Thanksgiving weekend get-together with Grant's side of the family. It's a big weekend. Lots of brothers and sisters, lots of babies, lots of hunting boots and blaze orange vests, and lots of food. I can't wait! On the menu for tomorrow's lunch is soup and sandwiches, and this is the soup that I'm bringing.

This chili is making soup season for me. It's the new favorite at our house. The blend of spices is so yummy! It's loaded with veggies and willingly accepts more, so toss in whatever you're wanting to use up from your fridge. Just put everything in the crockpot and it makes the most colorful, warming, well-rounded bowl of white chicken chili you could want. The pivotal ingredient is smoked paprika- a new addition to my spice cupboard. It completely upgrades the flavor of the chili. Mmm. We had it again last week on Halloween night and it was all I wanted.. even the Snickers and Kit-kats paled in comparison. Try it!

Smoky Chicken Chili

5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (fresh or frozen)
3 carrots, peeled and chopped 
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 or 2 chili peppers of your choice, chopped (poblano, anaheim, jalapeño are all nice)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 can great northern or pinto beans, drained and well rinsed 
1 can black beans, drained and well rinsed
4 cups chicken broth
3-4 cups cooked rice, to stir in at the end (optional, we like our chili plenty hearty)

For serving: 
diced green onion, cilantro, sour cream, cheddar cheese, or guacamole 
bread for dipping or crushed tortilla chips

Slow cooker instructions: Place all chopped vegetables at the bottom of the crockpot and the chicken on top. Sprinkle with garlic and spices, add beans, then pour chicken broth over all. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. Remove chicken and shred with a fork, then return to crock pot, and stir in cooked rice. Serve hot with desired chili toppings. 

Stovetop instructions: Sauté chopped vegetables in 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat until softened. Add in spices, beans, chicken, and broth. Bring to a boil, then turn down to low and cover. Let simmer for at least 30 to 40 minutes. Shred chicken, return to pot, stir in cooked rice, and serve hot.

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theelizabethhighsmith said...

Yummy!!! Can't wait to try this and hoping you feature that pumpkin chocolate chip goodness that was on instagram! Here's wishing you a marvelous weekend full of soup, orange and babies!

Laura Railing said...

Mmm This reminds me of the southwest chili I accidentally made! It was almost taco soup but not quite! I've started adding wild rice into our soups and yum. best choice ever. I'll have to make this sometime! do you think it would be ok for kiddos spice wise?

foxtangocharlie said...

Oh my! That does look delicious. You should do a video and put it on I think people would love to see this done too. I wish we could smell it.

Whitney Lane said...

Just made this over the weekend and LOVED it! Shawn was especially a fan (which is surprising because he usually never feels like soup equals a whole meal) :)... so flavorful and delicious. Thank you!!!

Kelly said...

Yum! I love finding new chili recipes.

Kelli DeGrazier said...

Hi! I just found your blog while searching for chicken marinades on pinterest :) Your lemon garlic chicken came up so I am going to give it a shot :) And I am happy I found your blog! I love love your design! Just wanted to say hi!


Anonymous said...

Summer, would you ever consider a post about your grocery budget and how you make it work? I'm struggling in that area and would love some tips!



about this blog

Hello, I'm Summer. A people-loving introvert whose hope and life is in Jesus. His promises are my passion and my ministry is homelife. This blog is a place for me to write about everyday things. Especially food. My favorite thing to do is sit around a table, lingering over a long meal with good conversation. I live with my husband and our 2 littles. We like blizzards, thrifting, grammar, guacamole, cheerful hearts, nice manners, good movies, and making simple, real, nutrient-dense food.

"If Christ be anything, He must be everything."
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