Well, it’s official, as of yesterday, Minnesota has had it’s first snow storm. Welcome winter, I guess. It’s really fine with me if I’m going to be stranded inside as long as I have warm, comfort food to keep me feeling cozy and satisfied. Growing up, I don’t have a single memory of my mom using a crock pot and therefore, I don’t have a whole bunch of slow cooker recipes in my repertoire. But I have been trying to change that lately because it gives me so much more freedom when I get home from work if dinner is already done, smelling wonderful and just waiting for me to serve up.
This Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili made in the crock pot really blew me away. I couldn’t believe how wonderfully tender and easy to shred the chicken was and the flavor of onions, garlic, green peppers with chili powder and cumin after the chili had been simmering away all day is really something special.
The intensity of flavor that ingredients acquire after cooking on low heat for a long time is so much greater than if you were to just throw this soup together on the stovetop for example. This Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Chili could be modified to include any of your favorite ingredients. Corn and green chiles are top on my list of what I might add next time, although I loved this soup so much, I might not want to change it. The chili powder and jalapeño give the soup just a subtle low burn of heat and the fresh lime juice added at the end together with the cilantro garnished on top of the chili is just perfection.