I love Autumn. It is by far my most favorite season of the year. Since I am living on the West Coast of the U.S. right now, I miss the season of autumn. Crisp, cool air, beautifully changing leaves, cold football games, and yummy fall foods. I can’t change the fact that the leaves don’t change here, but I can definitely recreate the foods!
We spend all of the next few months baking soft pumpkin cookies and soft gingerbread cookies, eating yummy Butternut Squash ravioli, and melting fall-fragranced sprinkles in the candle warmer. And we eat a lot of soup! Nothing says autumn to me like a nice warm bowl of soup, with some toasty bread on the side.
Many years ago, my husband and I were active in a small local church and they hosted a chili cookoff. Now my husband is quite a good cook, and he wanted to bring something really good but different. So he pulled out a few cookbooks, tried a few recipes, combined a few recipes into one, and came up with this amazing Chicken Chili.
Now I know what you are thinking. “Chicken Chili is not chili.” I can almost hear you say that! No matter how many times my husband takes his Amazing Chicken Chili to a chili cookoff, he never wins. It’s not the quintessential chili recipe judges are looking for. But I will tell you a secret: Our pot is ALWAYS empty when we come home. Even if he triples the recipe! This stuff is good.