Yummy crock pot chicken chili stew with pinto beans, potatoes, corn, spices and topped with feta cheese. Easy prep and so delicious!
Today is my Sisters Birthday and it’s Mystery Dish day! This means it’s a perfect day to share a delicious, warm chicken chili stew, right?!
I love my crock pot. I happen to currently have two. You can never have too many slow cookers, right?! When I saw Zainab from Blahnik Baker‘s ingredients for this month’s Mystery Dish, I knew stew was in the works. Her ingredients?
Green tea or matcha powder
Prickly pear cactus
I gotta be honest, some of these ingredients tripped me up. Matcha powder? Cardamom? Prickly Pear? Not in my usual repretoire. I really really wanted to get creative and make some awesome prickly pear something-or-other, but when it came down to it, I totally chickened out.
But that’s okay because this stew was really good. I’m pretty sure my family appreciated it more than some prickly pear something-or-other anyway. The tender chicken, hearty potatoes, corn and beans really made this a comforting meal. Especially since the weather is cooling down over here. Nothing like coming home to a crock pot full of chicken chili stew!
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 1 orange bell pepper chopped (or your favorite color pepper)
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 2 Tbsp. chili poweder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 pounds white potatoes diced
- 2 14-oz cans rinsed and drained pinto beans
- 1 14-oz can corn, drained
- 1 14.5-oz can crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 1 4.5-oz chopped green chilies
- 1 tsp. salt or more, if needed
- 1 1/2 cups water
- feta cheese crumbled
- In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in onion, bell pepper and garlic. When softened, add chili powder and cumin. Stir together and set aside.
- Place chicken in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add diced potatoes on top of chicken. Add pinto beans, corn, tomatoes, chilies, and sprinkle with salt.
- Now add cooked onion/pepper mixture on top. Pour 1 1/2 cups water over the top. Cover and cook for 8 hours on LOW.
- Ladle into bowls and sprinkle with feta cheese. Enjoy!
Check out what my other Mystery Dish peeps made this month:
- Green Chile Chicken Soup – Chez CateyLou
- Crockpot Chicken Chilli Stew – Yummy Healthy Easy
- Spiced Apple Crisp – I Want Crazy
- Kale Salad with Sesame-Lime Dressing – The Pajama Chef
- Spiced Mini Skillet Apple Crisp – Culinary Couture
- Pan Seared Pork Chops with Spicy Apple Chutney – Flavor the Moments
- Matcha Swirl Cheesecake – Baking a Moment
- Green Chile Cheese Pinwheels – I Dig Pinterest.
- Baked Apple Donuts with Cardamom Cream Cheese Glaze – Joyful Healthy Easy
- Vegan Gluten-Free Ginger Walnut Apple Pie Bars – The Sweet-Tooth Life
- Apple Feta Salad with Toasted Sesame Seeds – The Well Floured Kitchen
- Apple Cardamon Crisp – Blahnik Baker
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Rina~I Thee Cook says
This stew looks delish!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I would have been intimidated by prickly pear as well. What in the heck would you do with it? It’s a cactus , right? When I lived in TX the mexican restaurants served it in place of green bell peppers with fajitas. It was pretty good actually.
I love my crock pot also, so this stew is a true winner. There’s nothing like a slow cooked warm and hearty stew for gloomy days. Pinned!
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
This looks and sounds amazing Jen! I love any kind of stews made in the crockpot and especially when there is chicken involved 🙂 Pinned!
sarah k @ the pajama chef says
looks like a wonderful soup, jen!
I’ve never used matcha powder or prickly pear either — the cardamom was out of my norm so I found a way to use that. I love the stuff! This chili looks delicious, and I’d love to sit back with a big bowl of this very soon!
Cate @ Chez CateyLou says
We were totally on the same wavelength this month! Your stew looks so hearty and delicious! I can’t lie…I’m not really sure what prickly pear cactus is…
[email protected] Well Floured Kitchen says
This looks wonderful! Love all the flavors in it. I wanted to use some of the more interesting ingredients too, but in the end I always choose stuff that I already have on hand. Maybe next time 🙂
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
I wouldn’t know what to do with prickly pear cactus either, but this stew is right up my alley! Looks delicious my friend!
Mediterranean Baby says
Jen, this looks so yummy and we have really been in the mood for warm slow cooker creations at my house lately!
To be honest I chickened out too lol! I made a prickly pear cactus lemonade at first but then the season past and I was like hmmm why else? So glad this crock pot soup is an option. Looks so good!!!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea says
As I keep repeating—Mrs.Crock Pot is my friend. What a joy that invention is to working women. Look what wonderful food we can prepare because of it. This recipe is a wonderful example.
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
This is my kind of crock pot meal! I would love to come home to this all ready to eat!
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
This looks perfect for Fall!
Such a nice and warming stew for the cool autumn weather. ~ Catherine