Chicken Chili Recipe Adventure

We started the sample menu plan from this past weekend.  Actually, I made one of the dinners.  That’s as far as I’ve gotten with using the menu plan.  The chicken chili was pretty good.  I’m not that big into beans, so next time I’ll leave them out all together or just have a very small amount in it.  Go here to get the Chicken Chili recipe on page 2.

This was a little challenging for me.  I mean, I haven’t really cooked alot in my life.  Yes, I can follow directions on a recipe.  But it is definitely different when you have to plan out days in advance because you have to start this or that to make sure you have enough time to cook each thing before the actual meal comes together.  I was going to give you a blow by blow of what my weekend looked like but it just seemed so boring.  And it sounded really stupid.  So, I am going to give you some really good links below that will help you with this recipe if you haven’t done anything like this before.  I honestly loved making this meal.  And most of it was really really simple.  It just took some time to understand how exactly to do everything.

Making the chicken in the crockpot wasn’t hard at all.  I’m not even sure you need a tutorial or video for this but just in case.

Next is making the chicken stock for this meal.  I’m sure this probably varies a little from person to person.  But, here’s a video tutorial on how to make stock from the Healthy Home Economist.

And I couldn’t resist giving you more links about how and why to make your own homemade stocks.


Now for the soaking and cooking of the beans.  Again, it wasn’t that hard but it is necessary to get it right. Here are some links on how and why you need to soak those beans and then of course cooking them properly. :)


The chicken chili was good even with all those beans.  We had sourdough garlic bread with it and also sour cream.  The bread and sour cream MADE this meal.  I wouldn’t have it without either one of them.  Awesome!


This post is part of Monday Mania hosted by The Healthy Home Economist, Real Food Wednesday hosted by Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Simple Lives Thursday hosted by GNOWFGLINS, Pennywise Platter Thursday hosted by The Nourishing Gourmet, and Fight Back Friday hosted by Food Renegade.

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One comment on “Chicken Chili Recipe Adventure
  1. Badis says:

    I got arsenic pooninisg from breathing the dust. Arsenic was used years ago to treat for termites. It was apparently in the attic where I worked for twelve years. I was the only one in my office. There was a white substance coming down the wall by my desk. There was a roof leak and it was much worse when it rained. I went to military doctors for years and was told they could find no reason for my numb feet, fast and irregular heart beat and loss of hair, and it was suggested that I had “panic attacks”. I went to Walter Reed Army Hospital about 9 times in a year and a half. I finally decided to seek a Neurologist on my own. He did a heavy metal test the first visit and found the arsenic. Since I had 3 holes in my septum, it was determined I had breathed the arsenic. A month after I moved from that office to another locality the test was zero. When I went back to my military “family” doctor and told him what was found he said they were not going to treat me anymore because it was “Worker’s Comp”. There was no worker’s comp because I was an only employee. I called every organization I could think of and no one would test the building. I told the person who was buying it about the arsenic and was told that he hoped I didn’t tell anyone about that because he wanted to rent it out! He fixed it up a little and rented it as an apartment. On the advice of my doctor I went to see the new tenant and told her the same story and all she said was that her dad was a contractor and he said the building was built to code. I guess you’re thinking the same thing I was thinking. What did that have to do with anything? So here we are- just about 4 years later, and the neuropathy is almost unbearable and I’ve had three surgeries on my feet. The bones are deteriating and I have pins and plates everywhere. But, I still can’t leap tall buildings with a single bound! LOL (You have to laugh once in a while to keep from going crazy). Now the ligaments are going and I have to have my right foot fused Oct. 4th to keep it from falling apart. I had cadaver cartlidge put in my nose in May of 2011 because I kept a sinus infection for the past year from the holes. My ENT doc said I was the first patient he had to do that for from arsenic. I swear before God I’ve never sniffed so much as an tylenol. LOL My Neurologist said I was the only one he treated any length of time for arsenic because all the others had it put in their food and they were “temporarly” in the hospital. I think they died. I see a Cardioligist for the Tachycardia and irregular heart beat and take medication to slow my heart beat down. My Neurologist prescribes me Elavil for the neuropathy and Vicodin before bed time fot the pain and tingling. Before I went to him I had no medication at all and spent most of my nights smacking my feet and walking the floor. I even broke the side of my foot myself smacking it with a wooden spatula to ease the pain and tingling. I didn’t tell anyone until they saw it in an xray a couple years later. I know there are more people like me, but I don’t know where they are. I know there are more buildings with arsenic that are considered “historical”. I wish there were a support group because no one else understands what it is like. Not even the doctors. I have to carry my lab report to prove that it happened when I see a new doctor, and I think I know more about arsenic pooninisg then most doctors because I’ve researched it on line. If they did why didn’t they order the test? I wasn’t diabetic. I hope every one here who has this found out a lot sooner and do not have to go through these things.Judy A. Derflinger

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