If you’re anything like me, your slow cooker gets a lot of use this time of year. With the arrival of cooler weather, a slow cooker is the perfect way to serve comforting soups, stews and other comforting dishes.
And with soccer practices and school performances almost weekly, I love the convenience of using my slow cooker for satisfying meals like this White Chicken Chili.
Like many slow cooker recipes, this chili doesn’t need to cook all day, which is why I love my Hamilton Beach Programmable Stay or Go 6 QT Slow Cooker. I can set it to cook for a specified number of hours and when time is up, it automatically switches to warm until we’re ready to eat.
Which means my family can still sit down to a hearty, home-cooked meal in the evening, but I don’t have to worry about dinner over-cooking if soccer practice goes late or I need to run some after-school errands.
The Programmable Stay or Go 6 QT Slow Cooker also has a single clip to secure the lid in place, which makes it easy to transport your food. In fact, I used my slow cooker to take a big batch of this White Chicken Chili to a Halloween party and potluck last weekend.
It was so easy to transport. And the chili disappeared! Even better, the lid and stoneware are dishwasher safe, so clean-up is a breeze.
I love that this chili is so versatile. You can leave out the chicken for a vegetarian version, or use pork in place of the chicken. If you’d like to add some extra kick, try pepper jack cheese in place of the Monterrey Jack. My husband (who is not a bean person) usually has seconds!