|Crockpot Chicken Chili Chowder|
There's a part of me that wanted to wait on posting this. Why? Because sometimes, (my) pictures just don't do justice to how incredibly delicious something is.
This is one such recipe. I set up two different photoshoots for this Crockpot Chicken Chili Chowder, and each time I was flummoxed by the images that resulted. They look OK. This chowder is so much more than just OK.
This chowder is hearty, rich, packed with flavor and texture. It hits all the right notes—mostly savory, a little sweet a little spicy. Creamy potatoes are a perfect foil to the pop of corn kernels, and diced chiles lend a barely detectable, but crucial, smokiness.
Not only is this delectable, it couldn't be easier. If I'm going to use a crockpot, I don't want to deal with 5 steps before I actually get things cooking. I want simplicity, and I want efficiency. All you have to do aside before chucking it all into the crockpot is saute the aromatics....and frankly, you could probably omit that step.
In my mind, this dish hits all of the nutritional notes I'm looking for as we head into this chillier season: high quality protein, complex carbs, healthy fat and immune-boosting sulfuric veggies (garlic, shallots, onion).
I am smitten with this Crockpot Chowder, and pictures aside, I think you will be too! Feel free to play around with the veggies you use and add more spices to taste. It's incredibly versatile, and it freezes beautifully.
If you give this chowder a try, please take a picture and post it on Instagram and tag @lauraleabalanced #llbalanced, so I can see your creations!