Weekend Rewind + Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili | January 2019

My goal for 2019 is to post at least one weekend rewind each month. While probably boring to you, these are some of my favorite “diary” posts to look back at. And because this past weekend was the perfect mix of relaxation and fun, I thought I’d rewind it for ya…or for me.

Friday evening we took the kids to Fresh Chef, one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte. The kids menu is sooo good. Matt got shrimp & grits and I got the same thing I always get — chicken salad sandwich, fries and a side kale salad (which is the best kale salad I’ve ever had — it doesn’t even taste like kale). Then we hit up the grocery store to knock it out early in the weekend to grab all the ingredients for our dinner party the next night.

Saturday morning Caroline whipped up some white chicken chili in the slow cooker and made sugar cookies from scratch while Matt and Thomas ran some errands. Caroline has been begging to do another “cooking show” for awhile and now that our kitchen is finished it was the perfect opportunity. I had so much fun watching her cook — she truly loves it, like her mama. Later in the afternoon we had our friends over to enjoy her chili. We served hot dogs and fries for the kiddos, but I’m pretty sure they just ran around drinking their weights in juice boxes. It was so fun to host our first dinner of the year — in our new kitchen! And Matt was excited to serve his Fat Tire on tap.

Sunday morning we went to church and then walked to lunch afterwards to our usual spot. Then we relaxed the rest of the day and caught up on chores.

It was a perfect first weekend of 2019!

Caroline's Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 large bell pepper, diced
  • 2 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 14 oz can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped optional for garnish

Instructions

  • Add onion, peppers, garlic, and spices (cumin through black pepper) to the bottom of a slow cooker. Arrange chicken on top of vegetables in a single layer.
    Add broth and place lid on slow cooker.
  • Set heat to LOW and cook 7-8 hours or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred with two forks. Return chicken to slow cooker.
  • Turn heat to HIGH. Add coconut milk, stir and replace lid. Continue heating an additional 10-15 minutes or until soup is heated through.
  • Stir in lime juice. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve in bowls garnished with chopped cilantro and lime wedges, if desired.

Notes

Adapted from The Real Food Dietitians
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21 Comments

  1. January 7, 2019 / 8:06 am

    As a YouTuber, I feel a little threatened by Caroline’s video!! 😉 Just kidding. She’s ADORABLE and is a natural in front of the camera. <3

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 10:20 am

      haha! Maybe she has a YouTube channel in her future. 🙂

  2. January 7, 2019 / 8:40 am

    Please tell little Miss Caroline I loved her video and I am going to try making her chili this weekend!

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 10:21 am

      Yay! I love the secret coconut milk ingredient in this recipe. SO good! We originally started making this under the Whole30 diet and have been making it ever since!

  3. Debbie Kimrey
    January 7, 2019 / 8:43 am

    You have a celebrity chef in the making!

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 10:27 am

      I love that she loves to cook — and that I get to reap the benefits of it! 🙂

  4. Julie Doyle
    January 7, 2019 / 10:05 am

    oh my gosh, such a cute video!! do you use a certain app to record it? I’d love to do something similar with my 4 y/o 🙂

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 10:58 am

      I record the videos with my iPhone and then upload all of the clips to iMovie — SUPER easy!!!!

  5. January 7, 2019 / 12:20 pm

    It sounds delicious and OMG she’s adorable!

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 11:11 am

      Thank you, Lacey!

  6. Haley
    January 7, 2019 / 12:32 pm

    I love your weekend rewind posts ! Keep em coming !

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 11:31 am

      Aw, thanks Haley! xo

  7. lauren3murraygmailcom
    January 7, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    I love that Caroline is a little chef! Such a cutie!

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 11:38 am

      I love that she loves it! It’s so fun watching her cook.

  8. Whitney Jordan
    January 7, 2019 / 2:01 pm

    Caroline is so cute!! Loved watching her video. I feel the same way about messing with chicken 🙂 How’s she feeling about her curly hair? She’s beautiful and looks so confident as she’s growing up.

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 11:40 am

      I had to do the chicken part — it grosses me out still too. haha. She is finally starting to LOVE her curls and wearing her hair DOWN! We told her that wearing it down will help it grow. And that seemed to work because she gets so excited to see how long it’s growing!

  9. January 7, 2019 / 4:36 pm

    How cute is she with her little hand on her hip?! Keep the weekend recaps coming! I feel the same way — like they’re boring to others, but they’re fun to look back on! I’m going to have to try this chili, yum.

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 11:41 am

      Thank you, Jen!!! I love reading back through old recaps!!! Definitely add the chili to your rotation! xo

  10. Jennifer
    January 7, 2019 / 6:45 pm

    She did such a great job on her cooking video!! She is a natural. 🙂

    • Christina
      Author
      January 8, 2019 / 11:47 am

      She cracks me up! “This green stuff” — LOL.

  11. Tonya Thurman
    January 7, 2019 / 10:09 pm

    I seriously LOVE these weekend recaps! Thanks for the great recipe, too

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