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RECIPE: Creamy Chicken Chilli

I am not a fan of chilli so I found a modified version using chicken and a creamy cheese sauce. Easy to make and a cheap eat! Perfect for a big family to serve along side tortilla chips! One of the best cozy comfort foods I have had on a cold fall/winter night. Slow cooker recipes truly are a lifesaver for those busy moms! I placed all the ingredients in the crock pot before I spent my day running errands and just in time for dinner the chilli was ready! The amount that the recipe calls for is a lot so be prepared for leftovers!


What you need:

1 can corn, undrained
1 can Rotel, undrained
1 package ranch dressing mix
1 can of black beans
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 8 oz package light cream cheese
2 chicken breasts


1.  Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot.

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2. Pour black beans( drained) , corn ( undrained), and rotel tomatoes over top the chicken.

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3. Now add in onion powder and chili powder. Then ranch dressing packet.

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4. Lastly, put cream cheese in the crockpot- To help the melting process I cut the cream cheese down into three sections.

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5. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir cream cheese into chili. Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Stir together and serve.

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My secrets to the best Chicken Parmesan

I have tried many ways to prepare and cook chicken parmesan whether its the chicken , the breadcrumbs, the cheese but after many tastings and tries I have found a recipe that adds a little sweet and savory kick!

Here is what  you need to know about my secrets to the best chicken Parmesan you will ever have :

1. Pancetta– sprinkle a layer of this salty smoked bacon on the chicken before you layer on that sauce

2. The sauce– Use Marinara sauce not pasta sauce. Its thinner and has more of a true tomato flavor to it.

3. Sweetness– the added goodness. Add 1/2 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to the sauce! The sweet sauce pairs so well with the savory flavor of the chicken and pancetta!

4. Parmesan cheese– I like to combine half Parmesan cheese with half bread crumbs for the coating of the chicken. Adds an extra cheesey flavor!

5. Garlic Powder– Sprinkle in 1 tablespoon of garlic powder in the flour mixture when coating the chicken.

What you need:

Thin Chicken Breasts – cut and thrimmed

1 cup of flour

1 tablespoon of garlic powder

2 eggs whisked

1 cup of italian bread crumbs

1 cup of parmesan cheese

1 jar of marinara sauce

1 cup of cubed pancetta

1 package of shredded mozzarella cheese


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1. After you trim and cut chicken make a line of the items that you will use to coat the chicken. First flour and garlic powder. Second eggs, gently whisked. Third parmesan cheese and bread crumbs . Coat chicken in the three items above in that order. Place in a pan with olive oil. After browned on both sides take out and cool on a plate.

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2. Sprinkle pancetta one the chicken , add sauce and then mozz. cheese.  Bake at 350 for 30 min or until cheese is golden brown.

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