Editors Note: This post orginally appeared on Phil’s website www.sahdcooks.blogspot.com. He has allowed us to reprint it here at Daddyshome.
This is a really easy, “throw-it-in-a-pot-and-forget-about-it” meal that turns out quite tasty. With no added fat, this is also a pretty healthy option for dinner.
You can make this in the crock pot, or like me, I never use mine and always use the oven. I just don’t trust my crock pot for some reason. Maybe I’ll get over it someday, but not today.
Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili
1 onion, chopped
1 16-oz can black beans
1 16-oz can kidney beans
1 8-oz can tomato sauce
10 oz package frozen corn kernels
2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes
3 green chiles, roasted & cleaned (or 1 large can (~7oz) diced green chiles)
1 packet taco seasoning
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp salt (more to taste)
1/4 tsp pepper (more to taste)
1.5 lbs (3-4) boneless skinless chicken breasts
To Serve (optional):
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Raw diced onions
All of the ingredients are going to be added to a cold pot and stuck in the oven at 300F for this version.
Couldn’t be easier.
Kidney and Black Beans (un-rinsed)
Corn and Tomato Sauce
2 Cans of Diced Tomatos
1 tablespoon each cumin & chili powder and 1 packet taco seasoning
Green chiles (fresh roasted or canned)
Stir and add salt and pepper
Chicken on top (season with s&p)
Cover and cook for 5 hours at 300F.
I submerged the chicken after the 3 hour mark.
When you’re 30 minutes out from dinner, pull the pot from the oven and extract the chicken.
Place the pot over low heat and shred the chicken.
It should shred very easily and make way more than it looks like it should.
Add the chicken back into the pot and let cook for 20 more minutes or so.
Serve when everything is uniformly flavored.
Check for salt one more time.
Serve with your normal chili fixin’s.
Overall, this chili ended up surprisingly good. It had the standard “chili” flavor and the addition of the beans made for a filling and substantial meal.
Adding a touch of sour cream and hot sauce was a nice addition and even some raw onion would have lent a nice texture/flavor boost. Go nuts.