Slow Cooker Chicken Chili: Comfort at its finest

Background:

In my time of being a home chef I’ve made a lot of chili, but never chili of the chicken variety. The other night I was at the grocery store to get my typical stuff, grabbed a few baking potatoes, and saw about a pound and a quarter of some good lookin’ thighs, the chicken kind of course. Grabbed those, looked down in my cart and realized that these two things could go together so flame. Due to my dadpiphany I ran over to the produce section, grabbed a yellow onion, (my onion of choice) and a few jalapenos for this creation.

Preparation:

Before cooking anything, make sure you’ve goat all the ingredients you need to use where you’ll be cooking on the counter. Spices, oils, meat, pans, etc. First I chopped up my onion, maybe not the best idea because I was crying the rest of the preparation. I did a rough cut because I was in the mood for something chunky, but you don’t have to do it my way. Same goes for my potatoes, big chunky. I also sliced my large jalapeno and threw all that into the pot with one 6 oz can of tomato paste and 1 cup of warm water. After that we beaned it up, but they gotta be drained. Next I added my other liquids, including a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce, a dollop of salted butter for that rich deliciousness, a squirt of olive oil, and a dash of chipotle Tabasco.

I added salt, black pepper, cayenne, chili powder, paprika, and 2 bay leaves. Onto the chicken, I removed a little fat from the meat, salt and peppered it, then preceded to sear the sides in a hot pan to add texture to the final product. DO NOT cook chicken all the way through, the slow cooker will do that, this step is for color, and texture. Add the chicken to the pot, and have the patience to wait out this delicious smell for about 6 hours.

How’s she lookin’?

IMG_20190917_122920_328“If that’s not GFS IDK what is”-Baggy J

I plated, more like bowled the dish, threw on some shredded cheddar, and the one thing that will make almost every dish better, the over easy egg.

IMG_20190917_122920_330Holy Rarden that is a bowl of dadliciousness.

Taste: 9/10, I don’t wanna be cocky

Could there be anything wrong with this? No of course not, it was almost perfect, I don’t think I’ve ever been so confident in the process of making a dish, as I was with this, and the turnout was incredible. “Please please please let me make you this dish”-Morrissey

Price: Pretty fuckin’ cheap, veggies and chicken are not expensive

Overall: Goat Fire Slap

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