Chicken Chile makes a Hearty Dinner for Winter Evenings
I can’t tell you how often I turn to this recipe for dinner. Not only is it a family favorite but it can be doubled and tripled to make enough for a large crowd. Add some fresh baked bread and a green salad and dinner is ready!
I know it is a super simple recipe and maybe you are wondering why I am bothering to share it at all. Well, at one point in time, I had never heard of this recipe. And now it is one of our staples for dinner. Its packed with good nutrition and is warm and filling. So what if it only has five ingredients! Chicken Chile in the crock pot will become one of the favorite recipes in your household too.
For some variation, serve with homemade tortillas, tortilla chips, or pita chips. We use extra toppings such as black olives, shredded lettuce, hot sauce and chopped tomatoes on our Chicken Chile.
Ingredients for Chicken Chile
2 lbs of chicken, cooked and cut up into bite size pieces.
2 cans of white beans (I use great northern beans) You can use any beans you want to use, even red kidney beans. I sometimes use what ever we have on hand
2 cups of salsa
2 Tablespoons of Chile powder
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
other toppings of your choice
Directions for Preparing Chicken Chile
Cook the chicken, or cut chicken from a pre-cooked rotisserie style chicken or use leftover cooked chicken
Grease the inside of the crock pot
add the chicken , beans and salsa . Add the cheese now or use it as a topping after the chicken chile is done cooking.
Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours so that all the flavors blend together.
Serve warm with your favorite Chile style toppings
Studies have proven and mom’s have known for generations that nothing brings a family closer together than having family dinner together as often as possible. But no one said you have to slave over a hot stove, arriving at the table absolutely exhausted and maybe a little grumpy! Take it easy now and then and turn to a hearty meal that doesn’t require you to slave the day away in the kitchen!
For more easy dinners you may want to check out these recipe posts too.