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Prize Winning Chili

So last week I acted like I was over my lime addiction. I was wrong ... it was just hibernating until a found a perfect, fall appropriate way to revive it. And oh, I have.

True story: I organized a chili cook-off for work last week. The goal? Raise money for breast cancer screenings - and boy, did we! Over $600 later, I think it was a success.

And my (ahem, prize winning) submission? Cilantro Lime Chicken Chili.

Note- this is not my chili. The actual chili in question was eaten  too fast to photograph.

You know I don't really do recipes - I just throw stuff together and hope it works. Well, this one did and I can't wait to make it again since I barely got half a bowl once the hordes were done with it.

Here's the play by play:
  • Dice and saute a whole white onion with olive oil and garlic.
  • Add a package of ground chicken to your pan. I like to score it a bit first so the chicken pieces are really small.
  • Sprinkle the meat with spices - cumin, white pepper, chili powder, curry powder, onion salt. Adjust to  your taste, but I say the more the merrier.
  • Once cooked, throw the chicken into the crock pot and top with 1 small can salsa, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can spinach (trust me here) and 2 cans white beans. Stir together and let cook for several hours at least.
  • Add in the juice of half a lime and a generous handful of chopped cilantro, and one red chili (diced and de-seeded). Stir, and let meld -up to another few hours, if you like.
  • Serve and enjoy!!
Again, for those in the back, this is now a prize-winning recipe. And I made it up myself - holla!!


  1. Very nice! You better bake those black bean brownies for them next. ;)

    1. Haha, yeah no one has asked for a repeat of those....

  2. I love it! I'll have to give this a try and congratulations on being a prize winner! ;) I'm unsure about the spinach but definitely will give it a try. :)

    P.S. - I moved my blog over from WordPress to Blogger - Found that Blogger is much easier to work with (especially uploading pictures to posts) and much easier to customize... now I know why you use it! :)

    1. Awesome-yeah, it's a pretty easy platform. If you need any help, let me know :) !


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