In past Crockpot Tuesday’s I’ve made Skippin’ Steps Chili with Hamburger, Chili Pork with Corn, and Chili Pot Roast and tonight it’s time for Chicken Chili. I added rice to mine so it was a one dish meal, but you can also serve as a stew with corn chips or bread.
Today’s Chicken Chili is based on the Chicken Chili stew recipe found on Southernfood.com. Of course, I changed it up to fit what I had in my stockpile, freezer, and refrigerator.
Here’s what I used in my version of Chicken Chili
- 1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders (as most Crockpot Tuesday meals, my meat was frozen at the start of the meal)
- 1 can (28 oz) Diced Tomatoes
- 1 envelope Taco Seasoning, plus additional 1 TBSP of Taco seasoning since I used more Tomatoes then the original recipe called for.
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 to 1 tsp salt
- 1 to 2 cup Frozen Corn
- 2 Green Bell Peppers Chopped
- 2 Small Onions Chopped
- 1 TBSP Instant Tapioca
- 1 tsp Chicken Bouillon
- 1/2 cup rice or you could use small pasta (or omit totally if you would like to serve as stew with chips or bread)
You could also add some pinto or kideny beans, but I didn’t have any in my stockpile.
I placed my veggies in the bottom of the crockpot.
Then added the taco seasoning, chili powder, tapioca, chicken bouillon and salt.
Pour in the tomatoes and stir all together. Then add the chicken and push it down so mixture is covering it.
I turned the crockpot on High and let it cook for 4 hours Then turned it to low for another 1 and 15 minutes.
At this point, which was about 45 minutes before I wanted to serve, I opened the crockpot and broke the chicken into bite site pieces. I also added the rice. Then I turned the crockpot back on high, to cook the rice.
I often serve my chili with cheese, so I added a couple slice to each plate of Chicken Chili.
While I was typing this my 5 year old was watching and gave me a big complement. He said, “I remember that (we had it a week ago), it was yummy. Can you make it again?” So I will definitely make it again, and as always since it uses items that I have bought on sale and have in my stockpile and freezer it is a very frugal meal.