welcome to my most favorite recipe in the whole wide world!!!
until about 3 months ago, i told everyone (and it was the TRUTH), i was NOT a fan of chili. i made it at least twice a month for the rest of the family, and it was my go-to meal to bring to anyone that just had a baby, or left the hospital after being sick or having a procedure. but, i never even tried it because i made it with ground turkey, and i am not really a fan of any kind of meat ground up. i actually always felt a little guilty because i had no idea if i was even feeding them anything that tasted ok.
brent kept telling me to make it with chicken and just thought he was referring to ground chicken (again, not a fan- although, maybe i would be if i ever bothered to try it…). then one day, i decided to make it with chicken breasts, and holy crap…i cannot believe i had been living a life without chili for almost 34 years!!
the BEST part about discovering that i was so in love with chili (yeah, it’s that serious between chili and myself), is that i knew the possibilities in making the perfect chili were literally endless. on top of that, it takes 15 minutes to prep, and is cooked in the crockpot, which pretty much makes this the most amazing recipe on earth. i played with the recipe a few times, and here is my favorite (for now!). the recipe makes enough for my family of 6 to eat twice. it would be a great idea to put half of it in a freezer bag for another night!
2- 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes
1- 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1- 15oz can of northern beans, drained and rinsed
1- 15oz can of mild chili beans
1- 1lb bag of frozen corn (does not need to be thawed)
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup bbq sauce
2 envelopes of taco seasoning
3 med-large boneless chicken breasts
combine all ingredients in the crockpot. cook on high or 3-4 hours, or on low for 7-8 hours. once the chicken and potatoes are cooked, remove the chicken and shred it and return to the crockpot. break up potatoes with a fork to make them more bite sized. that’s it!!
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