This is a super special post on Project Meal Plan! Not because of this chili… the chili is very good, but it’s not the focus of this post. Okay, it is the focus of this post, but it’s not the point of this post. The point (as I’m sure you’re wondering now) is… it’s my first recipe VIDEO! That’s right. This chili was just going to slip into next week’s Sunday Meal Prep, but it looked SO good on video. I’m extremely excited to share (mostly the video!!) the Easy Crockpot Chicken Thigh Taco Chili!!
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If you didn’t see my last post, my husband and I are currently in the midst of a Pantry Clean Out Challenge. Throughout this month, we’re trying to stay away from restaurants and eat only things already in our home (with the exception of previously planned mid-month vacation). We’ve allocated $100 for produce and dairy, but that’s it. Based on the insane amount of beans I found deep in the pantry (still have a ton), I knew some of them had to get to work in a chili.
My inspiration for this one came from Chelsea’s Messy Apron – Crockpot Creamy Taco Chicken Chili. However, thanks to the pantry challenge, I had to modify the recipe bit. I used up six cans from my pantry! And, what came out of the crock pot was a super delicious chili reminiscent of taco night! It was made even better by all the fun I had making it directly underneath by brand new camera…Ha! I’ve also learned to trust well-made tripods. This week has been quite a learning experience for me!
While I was not really intending to post this video, I think it turned out pretty well! Leave a comment if you have any questions or concerns!
Related Links and Recipes from Project Meal Plan:
- Easy Slow Cooker 4-Bean Turkey Chili
- BBQ Black Bean Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
- Meal Prep Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki Quinoa Bowls
Easy Crockpot Chicken Thigh Taco Chili
Check out this super easy crock pot taco chili to help clear out your pantry! Set it and forget it 🙂
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
- Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
- Yield: 6 servings
- 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/4 pounds)
- 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, drained
- 2 cans (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) sweet corn, drained
- 1 green pepper, stem and seeds removed, diced
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon each paprika, Trader Joe’s smoke seasoning (sub another 1/2 teaspoon paprika)
- 1/4 teaspoon each: salt, garlic powder, dried oregano, crushed red pepper flakes
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
- Toppings: fresh lime juice, shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream, etc
- Starting with the chicken thighs, add all ingredients to a large crock pot except the cream cheese and toppings. Stir briefly to mix. Cover and set crockpot on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
- Remove fully cooked chicken from crock pot and shred. Return to the crock pot. Add cream cheese and stir until evenly dispersed. Cover and cook on HIGH for another 30 minutes.
- Remove lid and stir to ensure the cream cheese is melted. Serve immediately with toppings or store in the fridge for up to 4 days in airtight containers!
This recipe is part of my Pantry Clean Out Challenge for April 2017!
Adapted from Crockpot Creamy Taco Chili from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
- Serving Size: 1/6 of crock pot
- Calories: 420
- Fat: 8g
- Carbohydrates: 54g
- Protein: 37g
To make this recipe, I used:
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