Chicken Chili

Mid 80′s qualifies for “fall” in Arizona and I wanted to make some type of comfort meal, but still something healthy.  I was in the mood for chicken and after some research, I found a fantastic recipe for White Chicken Chili at a blog called Jenna’s Journey.  Thank you Jenna for creating such an incredible chili recipe!  Not only was it super easy to make, but it was truly a perfect combination of flavors and spice.  It was delicious and really filling!  My husband, dad, and I really enjoyed this fall meal.  My husband ate it with some fritos and thought it was a great way to add a little crunch to the chili.  I am already looking forward to making this again.

Chicken Chili
Chicken Chili is an incredibly delicious and filling meal that it is really easy to make!
Recipe type: entree
  • 2 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 12 oz cream cheese (a block and a half)
  • 1 15.5 oz can of light red kidney beans, rinsed
  • 1 15 oz can of reduced sodium black beans, rinsed
  • 1 15.8 oz can of white northern beans, rinsed
  • 1 10 oz undrained can of mild rotel
  • 1 15.25 oz undrained can of sweet corn kernels with sea salt
  • 1 minced clove of garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  1. Boil raw chicken breasts in water until cooked, about 30-40 minutes
  2. Shred the chicken
  3. In a deep saute pan (I used a 5 quart saute pan), mix all ingredients together, including chicken, over medium heat
  4. Cook until everything is hot and well mixed, about 15-20 minutes



Spinach Artichoke Dip (in a Crock Pot)

This Spinach Artichoke Dip is amazing!  I have tried many variations from quite a few restaurants, and at different parties, but this one is my absolute favorite!  I got the recipe from my friend Kelley and have made it numerous times over the years.  Thank you Kell for sharing such an amazing recipe!  It is always a crowd pleaser and it always disappears very quickly.  One night we had a few families over for appetizers and dinner and the three wives pretty much polished off the entire bowl before dinner.  It is that delicious! Not only is Spinach Artichoke Dip an incredibly addictive and savory appetizer, but it is really simple to make in the crock pot.

4.0 from 2 reviews

Spinach Artichoke Dip
Spinach Artichoke Dip is an incredibly tasty appetizer and super easy to make in the crock pot!
Recipe type: appetizer
  • 1 14.75 oz jar of artichoke hearts
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 10 oz package chopped frozen spinach
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Defrost the spinach in the microwave (about 5 minutes)
  2. Mix all of the other ingredients in the crock pot
  3. Add hot spinach to crock pot
  4. Stir well
  5. Cook on high for 1½-2 hours, or until it warm throughout
  6. Stir and serve

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Crock Pot Pork Chops

When we lived in Pennsylvania, we would go to an indoor farmer’s market that sold a variety of food, crafts, gifts, and distinctive items.  At one of the meat counters, I picked up a recipe for some delicious pork chops.  I made them several times for my family, parents, and mother-in-law and father-in law. They were always a huge hit!  I decided to change a few things in the recipe, make it a little healthier, and try them in a crock pot.  The original recipe called for sour cream, but I substituted fat free plain Greek yogurt, and I also mixed together a few ingredients to make a cream of chicken soup. I found a recipe for homemade cream of chicken soup that included seasonings, but I modified the recipe and only used three of the ingredients. Crock Pot Pork Chops turned out amazing and my kids loved them too! My son even had a second helping.  They were perfect with mashed potatoes and the yummy gravy!

Crock Pot Pork Chops
Crock Pot Pork Chops are super yummy and easy to make. They are perfect on top of mashed potatoes for a tasty fall meal.
Recipe type: Entree
  • 5 boneless pork chops
  • ½ cup fat free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 packet dry onion soup mix
  • ½ cup chicken broth
Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup:
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup 1% milk
  • ¼ cup flour
  1. Place pork chops on the bottom of the crock pot
  2. Make homemade cream of chicken soup: in a medium saucepan, mix the chicken broth, milk, and flour over low/medium heat until it boils, stirring constantly
  3. Continue stirring the soup until it thickens, then remove from heat
  4. In a bowl, mix together chicken soup, yogurt, worcestershire, onion soup mix, and chicken broth
  5. Pour over the pork chops
  6. Cook on low for 4-6 hours (mine were thin boneless pork chops and were done in 3 hours, so check them periodically)
  7. Remove the pork chops from the crock pot
  8. Pour gravy from the crock pot over the pork chops
  9. Suggestion:Serve the pork chops and gravy over mashed potatoes


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Paleo Cauliflower Hummus

My husband has become interested in the paleo diet.  Have you heard about it yet?  I’m definitely NOT an expert in it but basically there is a heavy emphasis on meat and vegetables while you exclude grain.  You’re eating what the paleolithic man would have eaten.  I’ve been doing a lot of research to get ideas and have found some great food.

I found a cookbook by Sarah Fragoso called Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook.  It’s great and has real recipes with normal ingredients.  Last Sunday we tried out our first recipe from the book and we weren’t disappointed.  It was this Cauliflower Hummus. . We ate it with veggies and olives and had a delicious and healthy snack.  It didn’t feel like we were eating something healthy, just having a delicious snack!  Try it out and let us know about it.

4.0 from 1 reviews

Cauliflower Hummus
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This Cauliflower dip is easy to make and great for you!
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Paleo
Serves: 10
  • 4 c. steamed cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • ¼ c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • ½ t. paprika
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • ½ t. sea salt
  1. Steam your cauliflower until fork tender
  2. Let cauliflower florets cool
  3. Add cauliflower and all ingredients except olive oil into a food processor
  4. Begin to puree ingredients and slowly add the olive oil in a small stream. (This will deliver the creamiest results.)