Well, we took these photos back in MARCH this last year, but it’s actually perfect that we never got around to posting this recipe, because what better time of year to make this yummy soup than FALL, am I right?!
This white chicken chili is the all-time fall comfort food, with lots of good flavor, and a little spicy kick to it. This soup is also special to me, because it’s one of the meals my mom made for us when she came to stay with me after Cal was born. I remember coming home for a little break after a long day of being with Cal at the NICU to a sparkly clean house with dinner on the table - this chili with warm, homemade cornbread and her famous salad, and cream cheese brownies in the oven.
Having her here meant everything to me, and it’s something I’ll never get again. I’m so grateful for all that she taught me, and left here with us, including all her yummy recipes that are basically all I ever make for my own family.
Okay and before I share this yummy recipe (scroll to the bottom to get straight to it), I wanted to share one of my favorite tips when cooking with a rotisserie chicken (or any raw meat, sticky doughs or messy crumbles that require you to use your hands) - DISPOSABLE GLOVES!
I can remember when I told my mom about this little trick and her response - “I’m totally going to start doing that now! You need to share that on your blog! That’s something people would like to know about.” Love her.
I used to haaaaate working with a rotisserie chicken. I hated digging around the bone for the meat and I used to dread anytime I had to use one for cooking (I always use rotisserie chickens when a recipe calls for shredded chicken, i.e., enchiladas, soups, pastas). Since discovering using gloves for cooking, I now don’t mind it at al!
Now, on to the recipe! I love this because it’s one of those crock pot recipes that you throw in early in the day and you don’t really have to worry about again until right before you eat! I won’t lie to you and say that it’s super healthy, but I also don’t think it’s the worst recipe out there for you. It’s hearty and warm and delicious and WORTH IT. Trust us.
There are two ways to make this. Option one is if you’re making it for dinner and want it to be ready right away. Still super easy. Option two is if you want to throw it in the crockpot earlier in the day and have it ready at dinner time. That’s what I’ve always done to make this. Recipe is below. Enjoy!