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Slow Cooker Recipe: White Bean Chicken Chili

This new twist on chili is a crowd-pleaser.

Slow cookers and chili were made for each other, but even the best relationships can use some spicing up. Watch Chef Cheryl Dent make a white bean chicken chili with a green-chile kick in the KD101 test kitchen that'll spice up your weeknight dinner routine. Best part? Adding a flavor boost won't cost you any extra time. A healthy meal for the kids that's effortless, this recipe will become a favorite for moms and the family.

Tip: Hosting a Super Bowl party? Serve this chili recipe in mini taco shell bowls for a filling appetizer. 

White Bean Chicken Chili
Serves: 6-8
Cook time: 6 hours 

Ingredients:
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 4 cans of great northern beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 7-oz. can diced green chiles
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced with seeds
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb. rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • Garnish options: cilantro chopped onion sour cream shredded cheese avocado
Preparation:
  • In a slow cooker, combine olive oil, onions and garlic. 
  • In a food processor, puree 2 cans of beans with a splash of stock and add it to the slow cooker. Add stock. Using a whisk, incorporate the puree into the chili. Once puree is incorporated, add remaining 2 cans of whole beans to the chili. Add diced chiles, jalapeno, oregano, cumin, salt, cloves, and cayenne. Stir gently. 
  • Put slow cooker on high for 6 hours. At the fifth hour, add shredded chicken and cook for an additional hour. 
  • Serve topped with garnishes. 
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This article is part of Mix It Up, an editorial series created in collaboration with AOL's Kitchen Daily and Huffington Post. It is dedicated to making the lives of mothers easier through articles, videos and slideshows focused on simple and creative solutions to everyday challenges. From healthy recipes to exciting ideas for a more balanced lifestyle, this section aims to become a resource for moms everywhere. 

Tom Davidson January 31, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Oh. Now they're deleting posts !
Tom Davidson February 01, 2014 at 01:13 AM
Odd. It's only 10:12. My previous post was hours ago.
Linda Maloney February 01, 2014 at 02:13 AM
Tom, What patch are you writing this from? There has been massive lay-offs of Patch editors nation-wide. My Patch is Toms River, NJ and we survived the lay-offs, but many are not as fortunate. You may be having difficulty posting because of this. Well it's 2:04 on the east coast and it is way past my bedtime, but I wish you luck with your posting. If you have no luck on your patch, you can always join us in NJ (our governor is creating quite a stir). Yup! I think you'll be quite entertained by us! Or you can just forgetta bout it! I hope I was of some assistance to you!
Sue Martin February 02, 2014 at 11:03 AM
Barnstable-Hyannis Patch (Cape Cod) is definitely there and active.
Justanotheropinion February 05, 2014 at 01:42 AM
@Denise - this shows up on our 'local news page' as NEWS - hence my comment.

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