{Recipe Files}:Crock Pot Jalapeno Popper Chili

Did the title get you salivating just reading it? Rightfully so, because this dish is super flavorful and absolutely delicious.
We won't talk about the health-factor (if you don't think about it, it doesn't count).
This was another gem, found from Pinterest and it was perfect for those colder days/nights we were having the last few weeks. But, really, this would be good any time. 

What You Need: (it looks like a lot, but it's not)
-1 medium yellow onion, diced
-1-2 jalapeno peppers, diced and seeded (I used slices from the jar and diced them)
-1.5 tsp minced garlic from jar (3 cloves if fresh, minced)
-1/2 red or yellow pepper, diced 
-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used frozen)
-1 tsp chili powder
-1 tsp ground cumin
-1 tsp oregano
-pinch of crushed red pepper
-1 can diced tomatoes (I used no salt added)
-3 cups chicken broth
-1/2 pound dry kidney beans (I used red)
-1 cup frozen corn
-salt/pepper to taste
-8 ounces cream cheese (I used 1/3 less fat)
-6 strips of cooked bacon (we used turkey bacon)

What You Do:
1. Add all of the ingredients listed to the crock pot, except for the cream cheese and bacon.
Cook on low for 7-9 hours (I did 9).
2. Shred the chicken with two forks.

3. (Optional, but recommended). Use an immersion blender to pulse the chili and blend the beans and shredded chicken for a thicker consistency.

4. Add the cream cheese to the crock pot after it's fully cooked, while it's just being kept warm. Let it melt for about 10 minutes. Stir to combine.
5. Dish out the chili and top each bowl with crumbled bacon. YUM!

Hope you all have a Happy St. Patty's Day!!!
Happily participating in another:

Martinis & Bikinis

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11 comments:

  1. Ok so you can't show me recipes like this and expect me to stay on my "getting ready for summer" healthy eating plan! I'm a sucker for poppers and anything made to taste like one! Looks like I'm going to have to try this now... =)

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  2. Umm you sold me with jalapeno! LOVE anything with jalapenos! And bacon. Even if it is turkey bacon! :)

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  3. Oh this looks so yummy! So on a hotness level how spicy is it...about all i can handle is medium LOL! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  4. Oh my yum. Here I am trying to fit macros and eat healthy and then you go and drop this amazingness on me. Definitely adding this to my list of recipes to try!

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  5. Wow.. my husband would be in heaven if I make this for him (I should say when I make it..). It sounds beyond delicious and looks so easy!

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  6. This looks delicious! I love spicy chili so I am sure I would love this. Also, I am a sucker for anything made in a crockpot, they make cooking so much easier!

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  7. Holy cow, that looks delicious! xoxo

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  8. Drool! The name is a mouthful. Sounds yummy. You make the best dinners!

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  9. Wow this looks delish! You had me at crock pot :-D

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  10. get outta town!! lee just saw me reading this and saw the title and was like what's that! hahaha looks like we will be making it soon!

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  11. Um heck yes- hubby would devour this! Thanks for sharing!

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