While I was home in Alabama, I decided to attempt a paleo version of white chili – the specialty of a local deli (Duffy’s for any Huntsville folks!). White chili is usually made with navy beans, cream and chicken – 2 out of 3 ain’t bad, right? This version has my own twist and got the family approval. Great change up to the usual ground beef chili! Plus, I love any recipe where the prep is minimal & you throw it all in one pot…oh, Crock Pot…how I love thee.
2 Tbsp Bacon fat
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium brown onion, chopped
2lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ cubes
3 carrots, peeled, halved longways and chopped
4 celery stalks, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 can green chilies
1 can full fat coconut milk
4 cups chicken stock
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp chipotle chili powder
2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped (extra for garnish)
pinch red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste
Instructions: Heat bacon fat in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until tender.
Transfer onion/garlic mixture to a crock pot.
Once all ingredients are chopped/measured, add to crock pot. Stir all ingredients together and combine well.
Cook on HIGH for 2 hours then reduce to LOW and cook for another 4-6 hours.
Serve into bowls, top with fresh cilantro and avocado slices.
Notes: The beauty of the crock pot is that you can just let the slow cook do its thing to your ingredients. The broth of coconut milk & chicken broth cooks the chicken to perfection.