Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: "Award Winning" Chicken Chili!



Hey friends! Happy Tasty Tuesday to you!! :)

I was recently at a wedding, and an old friend was sharing how she loves reading *She Sparkles*. (Thanks L.F.!)

My friend was telling me how much she appreciated my authenticity with my "weight stuff" (my least favorite topic to talk about - ugh!).

She also said how much she liked my recipes. "Cindy cooks like I do ~ quick, easy & with a crockpot)" was her thought when reading my recipes.

Yep, that's how we roll these days...especially when we're in the midst of football, hockey, and cheerleading practices (and that was just my Monday!)

For the next few weeks (especially as we're in a very full fall season) ~ I'd love to share more "quick, easy, & with a crockpot" recipes. Do you have any favorites you'd like to share? Please send them to me at cindy.bultema@comcast.net. If it passes the "Bultema taste-testers" (smile!) ~ I'd love to feature you and your recipe on an upcoming Tasty Tuesday.

For today, in honor of the many new friends stopping by *She Sparkles*, I'll share my "award winning" Chicken Chili recipe. Enjoy this re-post from last fall. Yum!


As many of you know, I love chicken chili!

I've shared my favorite Chicken Chili recipe before, but over the past few weeks, I've been on the look-out to see if I could find a new favorite.

What Chicken Chili recipe would qualify as Award winning??

I've tried white chicken chili, chicken chili with corn, chicken chili with salsa verde. I even tried Beth Moore's family's chicken chili recipe. My poor family has been eating so much chicken chili ~ I even started giving it out to friends and neighbors! :)

Why have I been going to all of this trouble you may wonder??

Well, this past Saturday was my church's 1st Annual Chili Cook-off!! And my girls and I decided to enter! (Our very first Chili Cook-off, we had no idea what to expect.....)

Here are some photo highlights...


My little Chicken Chili station. Notice my recipe was called, "Cindy's Amazing Chicken Chili" :)


Here I am (taken by my daughter Amanda) before the fun began.... I must confess to being a little nervous. I'm certainly not known for my cooking!



Let the Chicken Chili tasting begin!! There were about 20 different chilis to try, and 3 different categories you could vote for (traditional, vegetarian, and creative). Notice in the photo below, my chili is almost halfway gone!





And when it was time for the votes to be tallied and the winners to be announced....imagine my surprise when they shared....

"The winner of the 1st Annual Chili Cookoff ~ Traditional is Cindy Bultema".

Woo Hoo!

Here I am (with my two girls & our prize ~ a new embroidered apron ~ what fun!) and the amazing other winners!


Here, once again, is my favorite Chicken Chili recipe...now known as

"Cindy's Award Winning Chicken Chili" ~ smile :)

2 large chicken breasts cooked & diced (I boil the chicken ~ W. Mi friends try "Miller chix")
1 jar salsa
1 small can chicken broth
1 small jar Great Northern beans
1 2C bag shredded cheddar cheese

Crock pot - low- 3-4 hours



I usually have sour cream, cheese, pico de gallo, and chips to top the chili. :)


How easy is that?? Enjoy!!!

What's for dinner at your house tonight?? I'd love to hear your Tasty Tuesday ideas!! And don't forget to send me your favorite crockpot recipes!

Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*. Have a Terrific Tuesday!!



P.S. This post is dedicated to my amazing friend, ministry partner, and kindred spirit Julie Richardson.
The Chicken Chili recipe originally comes from Julie. Julie is traveling in Turkey this week, and I miss her like crazy already. Love to you across the seas, my friend! :)



P.S.S I am participating in Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday, Beauty and Bedlam's Tasty Tuesday's, and Tuesday's at the Table recipe exchanges. For more delicious recipes, please check out these links. :)

3 comments:

melody said...

Bought my ingredients for this today....although I got my great northern beans in a can...does it matter? I'd never heard of them to begin with and had to ask a man (how embarrassing) what they were and where to find them. Yeah, that's the kind of cook I am. I'm all about easy and I think my fam will like this recipe. Thanks!!!!

Sidne,the BCR said...

I'm always seeking out great recipes so this one i definitely will be trying. Congratulations!!

Shonda said...

That sounds fantastic! Cindy, your blog is so inspiring! I want to sparkle like you. Thanks for visiting The Knowlton Nest!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin