The crockpot is every lazy chef's right-hand accomplice, and we'll happily scour the internet in search of delicious recipes that utilize this magical kitchen appliance year-round. Considering you can't "do" fall without chili, our hearts all but skipped a beat when we found this creamy white chicken chili recipe from The Chunky Chef on Pinterest.
"It’s so deliciously savory with just the right amount of spice," writes the recipe creator, Amanda, on her blog. "I won’t claim that this creamy white chicken chili is healthy, but I do think it’s a little healthier." Her take, which was inspired by The Cookie Rookie's recipe, calls for reduced-fat cream cheese and a splash of half-and-half instead of heavy cream, and swaps out the shredded cheese and sour cream for jalapeño slices, avocado, and lightly salted tortilla chips.
If you're still not sold on this recipe, let the 660,000 Pinterest shares do the convincing for you. Find The Chunky Chef's creamy white chicken chili recipe below:
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat
Yellow onion, diced
Garlic cloves, minced
Low-sodium chicken broth
Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
Diced green chiles
Whole kernel corn, drained
Salt and black pepper
Small handful fresh cilantro, chopped
Reduced fat cream cheese, softened
Half and half
Dollop of sour cream
Fresh cilantro, minced
Shredded Monterey jack or Mexican cheese
Add chicken breasts to bottom of slow cooker, top with salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Add diced onion, minced garlic, great Northern beans, green chiles, corn, chicken broth, and cilantro. Stir.
Cover and cook on low for eight hours or on high for three to four hours.
Head over to The Chunky Chef for the full recipe.