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Friday, January 28, 2011

Recipe Friday

I think I'll post some recipes every Friday so I can look back and find ones that I want to try.

I made this chili one day last week and it was pretty yummy. Jerry would have like it to have a little more kick but it was great for the kids and I. It's from a cooking segment on GMA.

Chicken Enchilada Chili

1 1/2 cups prepared enchilada sauce
2 (14.5-ounce) cans tomatoes with seasoning
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto or kidney beans with juice (or 1 cup dry pinto beans, soaked overnight)
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 onion, diced, or 1 tablespoon dried minced onion flakes
1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 1/2 pounds chicken (thighs, legs, breasts—your choice)
shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream for serving (optional)

Cooking Directions
Use a 6-quart slow cooker. Pour the enchilada sauce and tomatoes into the bottom of the removable stoneware insert. Add the beans, celery, onion, and spices, and stir to combine. Place the chicken on top. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or until the flavors have combined. If you are using dry beans, you may need to cook longer to fully soften the beans. If your chicken has bones, fish the bones out before serving. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.

1 comment:

  1. This chili sounds great! I tend to make mine a bit spicy, but for times it doesn't turn out with enough kick (or for other dishes that could use some heat) I'll put a bottle of hot sauce on the table so we can spice it up to our liking!

    Thanks for dropping by and visiting Under the Big Oak Tree !