Slow cooker chili using two unexpected tools
Perfect for a fall weekend dinner. Slow cooker cream cheese chili is not your average chili recipe!
This is not a white chicken chili! I thought about doing this recipe with white beans and very little chili seasonings to make it a "white chili" but that sounded really boring. This recipe has so much flavor from the garlic, chili seasoning, then the cool cream cheese.
I had the opportunity to be a judge on the AOL food awards! I received kitchen gadgets to review on their site. I picked my favorite two and I wanted to show you how well they work.
Above on the left is a Joseph Joseph Garlic Scroll. So easy to peel garlic with this gadget. It unrolls, the garlic is placed in, then you let it roll back up. Using pressure with the palms of my hands, I roll the scroll against the counter and magically the garlic is peeled, and the scroll is easily put in the dishwasher. I don't know how much time a week I lose by peeling garlic by hand, I highly recommend this if you use a lot of fresh garlic like I do.
Above on the right is an Urban Trend Orbit Herb Chopper, it has 3 rolling blades. This one I wasn't sure if I would need, since I can use a knife to cut my herbs. BUT, oh my goodness this thing can really chop cilantro (or any herb) quickly and it can chop it into very small uniform bits. It is worth having this extra gadget even if you only used it for cilantro.
You can find these products and the AOL food awards here.
Bear Paws by Bear Paw Products
These are perfect for pulling pork,shredding chicken, lifting turkey, tossing salads and more. Also BPA free and heat resistant so you don't have to worry them melting!
Silicone Garlic Peeler by Joseph Joseph
Hate peeling garlic? This handy garlic peeling roll is the solution, the simple, silicone design peels garlic with quickly and easily by simply rolling the cloves inside.
Fred Funny Side Up Owl Egg Mold
Start your day, sunny side up with this adorable owl egg mold. All you have to do is crack two eggs into the rings and let your breakfast transform.
Perfect for multi-tasking bakers, the unique design of the sieve makes sifting quick and easy. Best of all, you only need one hand to use it!
Levoons look like regular measuring spoons until you squeeze their handles to make a scraper swipe across to push off the excess giving you an accurate level measure.
Kitchen IQ Grate Ginger Tool
This tool can peel, grate, slice and extract juice. It easily cuts through the root while also creating thin slices. This tool is a great gadget to have and has the added plus of easy clean up!
Made from shatterproof, odor proof and stain-resistant plastic this gadget locks in freshness to prevent browning and keeps your guacamole fresh!
Urban Trend halo Pizza Well
Cutting through any pizza you've got, this pizza wheel is designed to be palm-held for single-handed cutting. The ring serves both a blade guard and storage ability!
Urban Trend Reverso Plus Measuring Cups and Spoons
This two-cup measuring cup features easy-to-read design to see measured amounts from almost any angle! The parts are easy to detach and snap into place for easy storage as well.
Urban Trend Orbit Herb Chopper
The herb chopper cuts all fresh herbs with ease. It can be held with one hand or two handed for leveraged cutting. It is also easy to clean and folds flat for storage.
Urban Trend Mashed Potato Ricer
Makes ricing and mashing potatoes over twice as easy than other products. The ricer is dishwasher safe and has a removable perforated stainless steel basket for easy cleaning.
Fred Funny Side Up Skull Egg Mold
Upgrade your eggs with this skull egg mold. Just place the mold in your frying pan, crack two eggs into the mold and make your breakfast into art!
Obsessive Chef Cutting Board
This cutting board is the perfect tool for all the OCD chefs out there. With exact measurements and detail, this board is the best way to get your exact amount of ingredients.
- 1.5 - 2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ¼ tsp. onion powder
- 1 Tbsp. chili powder
- 2 (15-oz.) cans pinto beans, drained
- 1 (15-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 cup diced white onion
- 1 Tbsp. minced jalapeno, use more if you like really spicy
- 1 (32-oz.) box chicken broth
- 1 (8-oz.) box cream cheese, cut into cubes
- ⅛ cup minced cilantro
- Add the chicken, salt, pepper, onion powder, chili powder, pinto beans, tomatoes, garlic, onion, jalapeno, and chicken broth to the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours, or low for 8.
- Shred the chicken with 2 forks, I do this right in the slow cooker.
- Add the cubed cream cheese into the soup. Cover for and additional 20 minutes. Stir the cream cheese into the soup. Some cream cheese chunks may remain, you can help them dissolve by pushing them up to the side of the slow cooker with the back of a spoon, and continued stirring. Stir in cilantro and serve.