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Southwest Chicken Chili for Soup-er Bowl Sunday

How about that football game Justin Timberlake concert, huh? I have to admit that I was super salty about the Jags not being in the Super Bowl. Friggin’ Brady. Since I didn’t have a dog in the fight, I was rooting for the Eagles and I’m glad to see they won.

I may not have been excited about the game but I was super excited about watching the Justin Timberlake halftime show. I mean, let’s be honest – he could have gotten on stage and sang the dictionary for all I care. I loved his performance and I’m glad he sang some of his old hits. JT, you’re like a fine wine.

We were invited to a friend’s house for a Soup-er Bowl party to watch the game. Everyone was encouraged to bring a pot of soup, stew, chili, chowder, etc. to the party as well as $5 to put in the pot. The person whose soup was voted the best, won the prize which ended up being $65. Not a bad for a pot of soup! I made my Southwest Chicken Chili (yes, my own recipe) and came in second place to my stepmom, Sara, who made some delicious gumbo. Keepin’ it in the family!

Normally I don’t measure anything when I cook so it’s difficult for me to share recipes but this recipe was pretty straight forward and easy to keep track of.

Southwest Chicken Chili by Erin Wiggle

Ingredients:

• 1 lb ground chicken
• 1/2 medium bell pepper, diced
• 1/2 medium onion, diced
• 1 jalapeño pepper, seeds and ribs removed, diced
• 2 cans diced tomatoes
• 2 cans tomato sauce
• 1 cup frozen corn
• 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 packet taco seasoning
• 1 packet dry Ranch dressing or dip

Brown the chicken until cooked through. Add the bell pepper, onion, and jalapeño. Sauté until onion is translucent. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, beans, taco seasoning, and Ranch. Slow simmer* until peppers and beans are cooked through, the longer the better. Serve with shredded cheese, sour cream, avocado, and tortilla chips.

*You could also make this in the slow cooker. Just brown the chicken, throw everything into the crock, and cook on low for a few hours.

If you try out my recipe, I would love to know what you think!

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