2016,  Foodie Friday,  freezer meals,  Pinterest,  Recipes

Chicken Taco Chili

I’m not really sure what happened to our summer weather. We started off really great, with a lot of days in the 80’s and 90’s. But for some reason the Pacific NorthWest forgot that it was Summertime and we have had a lot of rainy days sitting in the 60’s and 70’s. This is surely not what I am used to!

Sure, in Eastern Washington we have 4 seasons. And the weather is changing all of the time. But in July? I’m used to sunny days with 90 degree weather.

So a couple of weeks ago when I was heading out to my dad’s house to pit and can cherries, I knew it was going to be an ALL.DAY.JOB. I didn’t really know exactly how long, but I knew that I should put something in the crockpot so I didn’t have to worry about dinner later on.  It was sort of a no brainer. Chicken Taco Chili would be perfect for a chilly, rainy day that I didn’t have time to cook anything!

Chicken Taco Chili

This takes no time at all because I put the chicken in frozen, the corn was frozen (don’t mind that the corn was a little over frozen!), and the rest was cans that I opened and tossed in and some seasoning. The only “work” was chopping some onion.

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Dump everything in and stir enough to mix in the seasoning. Don’t worry about your frozen chicken on the bottom of the crockpot!

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I left it on low and headed out the door. And about 8 hours later when my husband got home he called me and asked what he needed to do. I told him to use 2 forks and shred the chicken and then he could eat anytime!

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  • 3 frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can kidney beans
  • 1 can tomato sauce (I used an 8oz can but you could use more!)
  • 10 oz package frozen corn
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes w/chilies
  • 1 pack of taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • shredded cheese (optional)
  • tortilla chips (optional)
  1. Mix together all ingredients into the crockpot and cover.
  2. Cook on low for 10 hours or on high for 6 hours.
  3. Half hour before serving, use two forks and shred chicken.
  4. Top with optional ingredients and serve!

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What is your go-to rainy day meal?

 

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