Southwest Chicken Chili
Mild southwest chicken chili recipe seasoned with dry ranch and taco seasoning
I have a special treat for you today from my friend Laurie. She actually came over to my house with groceries and made this chili on my stovetop. Don’t I just have the greatest friends? All of your suspicions that I feed my children buttercream truffles with a side of cookies for dinner were just confirmed. I mean, my friends show up at my house with real food. No one ever brings me dessert. Ever.
It’s kind of like when you become the Birthday Cake Person. You know, someone’s second cousin twice removed is turning 37 and will you please whip them up a little cake? If you are like me you will say yes and then you will die a little inside. You will fret and stress about each teaspoon of vanilla and you will be convinced it will come out tasting like asphalt. I have told you all before how I am not good with cakes. Quite frankly they scare me. If I make you a cake can we agree that I am allowed to slice into the finished product (just a sliver) and take a bite to reassure myself that it doesn’t taste like road sludge. Yes? Okay then, deal.
Oh, and if you become the Birthday Cake Person people will stop baking you cakes for your birthday. I went almost 10 years without a homemade cake until I used my best pretty-please-with-sugar-on-top look to guilt my husband into making me one. Three years later and I have successfully convinced him that his baking and decorating my cake each year is tradition. Take that Cake People!
Southwest Chicken Chili Recipe
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21 Comments on “Southwest Chicken Chili”
Sooo good. I added a can do corn, fresh red pepper, and some ground cayenne for a little zip! Delicious on a snowy, cold, Ohio day.
So glad you enjoyed it. Stay warm!
I want your kind of friends, their just trying to get you off that sugar high you been on. But honestly, they look fantastic all your sweets do. And that chili looks fantastic. Great post!
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Yummy! My friends don't do that. hmm, I must be doing something wrong.
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OMG this looks absolutely divine!
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yum! i like chicken chili better than beef chili and this recipe looks so easy and delicious! i'm also the "birthday cake person" too. and the "christmas cookies person" and the "pumpkin pie person"…. will someone bake me something already?!? 😉
Ha! I'm the key lime frozen pie lady (no baking necessary.) It used to be my favorite dessert but I'm so totally over it now…
I ADORE this chili. That ranch mix package…GENIUS! I've bookmarked this fo 'sho!
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This is so tasty and easy to make. A nice little change to eat.
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Mmmmm, looks delicious!
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I'm the "Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Salad" guy with my friends and family – every time a holiday or birthday or other random celebration crops up, I try to gently suggest that I'm more than willing to bring something ELSE for a change, but invariably I get "stuck" bringing the same salad 😉 Although that sounds far easier than being the Birthday Cake maker 😉
This soup looks delicious – but I'm actually eyeing the muffins 🙂
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I am so lucky, my lovely husband makes me a cake with my boys every year – although he may not do it next time as I didn't like the one this year (ooops!!).
How amazing that your friend just drops by and rustles this up for you! It looks fabulous. I would never have thought of making a chilli with chicken in it, but I can see it works well.
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Nobody has made me a cake for my birthday in so long I can't remember. You're a lucky woman.
This chili looks smashing!
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You are OFFICIALLY the luckiest girl in the world! Your friend drops by your house and makes you THAT!?!? I bet it tasted amazing. I mean, it was made with love and everything.
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That was SO nice of your friend! Honey Bunny can't make a cake if came, mixed itself and jumped in the oven! So…we decided that a hot-fudge sundae is the birthday treat of choice!
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Mmmmm… That looks delicious! I am also that "birthday cake person" so I know your pain. I am also named Katrina and am new to your blog (and am a new blogger myself). Nice to meet you and love your site! 🙂
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LOL 🙂 I feel the same way about baking cakes and avoid it as much as I can… that's why these days when someone asks me to bake them a cake, I just talk them into cupcakes. Much easier to handle 🙂 And I can sample one (or four)! 🙂 This chili sounds great! I've made a chili with chicken once and it was yummy! Can't wait to try out this version 🙂 Great post!
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I've never made chili with chicken before. This looks great!
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Mmm ranch! How can this be anything but delicious?!
I saw another blogger put a small amount of batter in a ramekin when she was in charge of cake – that way she got to taste the finished product without cutting into the big cake. I just do cupcakes because I'm too lazy for stuff like that. 😉
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oh this looks delicious Katrina!!
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Sounds amazing, Katrina! I love simple soups!
I love how simple this is! And you're right about the cake/dessert bit. No one ever bakes me cake or brings me dessert for my birthday. So cool that it's become tradition for your hubs to now do it for you 🙂
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