A birthday chicken recipe
|January 4, 2022||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
In the spirit of the day I’m going to share with you a chicken recipe I’ve been making the last couple of months. It’s easy, it’s fast, it’s delicious, and it’s unfussy. It’s good enough for company, cheap enough for the tight weeks, and perfect for when your sink if full of dishes and you don’t want to add to the pile.
Everyone should have this recipe in their back pocket for when life gets in the way of cooking.
Easy Chicken Chili
Take some raw chicken, something 2-2 1/2 pounds and put it in a crock pot. It can be boneless chicken, bone-in chicken, a cut-up whole chicken, thighs, breasts (cut in half). If it’s in your fridge and thawed, it will work. Add 2 stalks chopped celery and 1 chopped yellow onion. Add 2-15 oz cans of tomato puree and 8oz chicken broth. Or, whatever combination of canned tomato products and chicken broth equal to this volume that currently reside in the pantry. Give everything a good stir.
Add 4 cloves minced garlic, 2 Tablespoons of chili powder, 1 teaspoon cumin, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon salt to the crock pot.
Cook on high until the chicken is cooked through. I find this takes 4-5 hours in my crockpot on the high setting, but you know your crockpot best! Cook longer on low, cook shorter on high. You can figure this out, I promise.
Remove the chicken and shred. Return to the pot. Add 2 cans of beans. My husband hates black beans so we use pinto or kidney or white or a combination. Whatever. Add some beans.
Add 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Or white vinegar. Or lemon juice. Your favorite acid to brighten the flavor.
That 1 cup of frozen corn that the original recipe calls for would be cool, but my family hates it so I don’t add it.
Cook through. Taste and adjust salt as needed.
Serve with toppings or freeze for later!