Chicken Chili

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A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 I want to see the beauty.

To delight in the creation.

To delight in the Creator.

I want to be enchanted with His goodness.

His mercy.

His forgiveness.

I want to see the world through eyes of love.

Through the beauty of grace.

Through the rising hope that things will be made new.

I want.

I want.

I want.

I want what Jesus wants of me.

 

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*2-3 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
*1 sweet onion, diced
*2-3 teaspoons of garlic powder
*2 tablespoons chili powder
*1 tablespoon dried oregano
*2 teaspoons paprika
*1/4 teaspoon allspice
*1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
*2 bay leafs
*6oz can of sugar free tomato paste
*4 cups chicken broth
*1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
*1 large bunch broccoli rabe, ends trimmed/roughly chopped
*2 red peppers, sliced
*15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
*3 tablespoons dried parsley
*salt and pepper to taste

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Spray the insides of a crockpot with cooking oil and add the chicken breasts and diced onion.

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Sprinkle the garlic powder, chili powder, dried oregano, paprika, allspice, red pepper flakes, bay leaves, salt and pepper over the chicken.

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Pour in the chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, and tomato paste. Stir well.

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Cover and cook on low heat for 3-4 hours or high heat 4-8 hours.

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30 minutes prior to serving, add the broccoli rabe, red peppers, and cannellini beans to the crockpot. Stir well. Cover and cook on high heat for 30 more minutes.

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Ladle the chili into bowls and enjoy!

This hearty chili lasted me about 6 meals (yay for work lunches!!). I had never cooked with broccoli rabe before this recipe, but I am going to have to incorporate this into my meals more often! I am also not a huge fan of beans, but I found the cannellini beans surprisingly tasty and filling. Next time they are on sale at the grocery store, I am going to stock up!

If you are doing THM, I believe this would be an E-meal.

This chili could easily become a vegetarian chili by omitting the chicken and using water in place of the chicken broth.

I adapted this recipe from the folks at Half Baked Harvest. The original recipe, Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili, can be found here.

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