Chipotle Chicken Chili

Welp, class is in full swing again, which I have to admit is kind of refreshing.  After 4 years of working non-stop I kind of forgot what a real “summer break” felt like.  I’m not exactly good with free time on my hands…Netflix has nothing to hide from me anymore.  Nothing.

Oh!  I did manage to get away from the house for a week in there and spend a solid week in Oregon with my folks.  My dad has this obsession with road-tripping so they rented a car and we drove from Portland out to Crater Lake and Bend back to Roseburg and made our way up the coast to end at a family reunion in Corvallis.  Amazing.  Except when I got home–post-vacation depression is bad for me.  Seriously, I need like a week to recover from a long weekend away…seriously.

With classes going again, the slow cooker is running almost daily again.  I really hope it survives the semester…otherwise it’ll be canned tuna and avocados and…I dunno, maybe some apples or something.  I’m hopeless.


This recipe rocks because, not only is it a toss-n-go into the crock pot (lots of rough chopping and tossing, oh yes) but it’s an excellent way to use up leftover chicken.  Leftover chicken is an issue here since I make a big tray every week to make my lunch salads and haven’t managed to figure out that no, I will not eat 6 pounds worth of chicken breasts in a week.  I just won’t.  Maybe next week, though.

Chipotle Chicken Chili
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Total time:
Serves: 8
  • 1 c chicken stock
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 lbs cooked chicken, shredded
  • 2 jalapenos, chopped
  • 1 lb fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 T apple cider vinegar
  • 2 T coconut aminos
  • 1 T chipotle powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1 t oregano
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper
  1. Place all ingredients is a large stock pot or slow cooker.
  2. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 3-4 hours. This can most certainly be made ahead of time and re-heated!
  3. If using a slow cooker, cook on LOW for 8-10 hours.



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