Today Is About Chili

ranch chicken chili

In keeping with my theme of faith, family, and food I thought today would be a great today to share some food with you. I hear tell that the weather is cool in parts of the country that aren’t Houston and that means it’s chili weather! One of my all time favorite chili recipes comes from Wildtree and I would love to share it with you today.

Here’s what you’ll need to prep:

  • 1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen corn
  • 1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 Tablespoon Wildtree Chipotle Lime Rub
  • 1 bag Wildtree Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup Wildtree Chicken Bouillon Soup Base, prepared according to package directions
  • 1 (8 oz) package Neufchatel cheese (or cream cheese)

(Need some Wildtree ingredients? You can find them here.)

The instructions for this recipe call for putting it in a slow cooker or crock pot. You can absolutely put it in a Dutch oven and cook it higher and faster. The crock pot just makes it super easy.

You will start by placing the chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. Pour the Wildtree Chipotle Lime Rub over the chicken.

Next you will add the black beans, white beans, chopped onion, corn, diced tomatoes with green chilies, Wildtree Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix, and chopped cilantro.

(If some of your people don’t like cilantro you can leave it out and add a sprinkle on top of your bowl. I realize some people have issues.)

Pour the prepared Wildtree Chicken Bouillon Soup Base over all the ingredients and place the cream cheese smack dab in the center.

Cover your crock pot with a lid and cook for 5 hours. When your timer buzzes or dings or chimes or….whatever you pot does…stir the cheese and cook for 1 more hour.

Remove the chicken and shred it. This is really easy to do with 2 forks but then return the shredded chicken to the slow cooker. Give the chili another good stir and serve over rice or just in a bowl with some crusty bread. Or corn bread. Or….

Want to be a blessing to someone who needs to be blessed? Put all the ingredients in a gallon size zip top bag and deliver them (uncooked) to a friend who needs dinner. You can hand it to them and tell them to pour it in their crock pot or, if you’re like me, you can barge in and do it for them. I’m a bossy blesser though. You do it your way.



This post is part of the Write 31 Days Challenge I joined for the month of October. You can find a list of other posts here.

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