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Easy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili by Gordon Ramsay


This is the easiest and best crock pot white chicken chili recipe you will ever taste. Dump, dump, dump, then cook for a few hours. You are rewarded for your laziness with a great chili, and all your friends will demand the recipe.

White Chicken Chili on a spoon over bowl


No “inspired by” recipe here, I have done this one for 30 years plus. I even remembered the recipe without looking it up. And my memory is going.

This is the best chili to take to tailgating or parties since, with the cheese, it stays hot for a long time and most people will want seconds. I always make a double batch.

This wonderful chili has always been one of my most requested recipes. Anytime I take it to gatherings, I take copies, so I don’t have to write it down.  Please enjoy some great chili.

My Rating

My rating system. Great 5 out of 5


An absolute 5. No doubt about it.

Pro Tips: Recipe Notes for Ultra Simple Crock Pot Chicken Chili

The Chicken

Get your chicken any way you want. A rotisserie chicken, canned or frozen. You need about 3 cups for the standard recipe.

Raw Chicken Option

I’m adding a raw chicken option for simplicity. An average size chicken breast will make about 1 1/2 cups of shredded chicken.

The easiest way is to add broth, salsa, and cumin to the crockpot with two raw chicken breasts. Cook in high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours then remove and shred.

Or cook a couple of breasts in the oven until done (about 350 for about 40 minutes).

Adjustments to The Recipe

Thickness: I like my chili a little thinner now, so I added an optional can of chicken broth. But leave it out, and you have a spicier very thick chili.

Spiciness: The spiciness is a 4/10. You can adjust that up and down.

First is the pepper jack cheese. Pepperjack cheese is Monterey Jack cheese that is flavored with spicy chili peppers and herbs. So just using Monterey Jack instead will kick it down a few notches.

I recommend medium salsa so that can be moved up or down. And lastly, the cumin can be adjusted.

Final Words

This chili holds its physical heat for a long time due to the cheese. That makes it great for a party even if you can’t plug the crock pot.

A great recipe to double and it freezes well for 2-3 months. Good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.in

Other Great Crock Pot Chilis to Try

Crock Pot Chili
Crock Pot Three Bean Turkey Chili
Crock Pot Texas Chili
Low Fat High Taste Crock Pot White Chicken Chili
Tailgate Chili and Nachos

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A few simple ingredients. Get your chicken any way you want. You will need about 3 cups. I have included several raw chicken options in the notes of the recipe card and above in the discussion.

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Cube 8 oz of pepper jack cheese.

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In a small (3.5 qt crock pot here) dump one 48 oz jar great northern beans (undrained), 8 oz of salsa, about 3 cups of shredded chicken, 2 teaspoons cumin and 8 oz of pepper jack cheese (cubed).

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Add a 14 oz can of chicken broth if you want a normal thick chili. Leave it out for extra thick. Stir very well.

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Cook on low for 4 hours or 2 hours on high. Try to stir once or twice in the middle if you can to distribute the cheese, but it can wait until the end if needed.

 

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Easy Crock Pot White Chicken Chili

This is the easiest and best crock pot white chicken chili recipe you will ever taste. Dump, dump, dump, then cook for 4 hours. You are rewarded for your laziness with a great chili, and all your friends will demand the recipe.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time4 hrs

Total Time4 hrs 5 mins

Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Course : Main Course

Cuisine : American

Servings/Adjust Amount: 8 servings

8

Ingredients

  • 48 oz Great Northern beans
  • 3 cups shredded chickenSee notes for suggestions
  • 1 cup medium salsa
  • 8 oz pepper jack cheese cubed
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 14 oz chicken brothoptional but suggested

Instructions

  • Get your chicken any way you want. You will need about 3 cups of shredded chicken. Please see the notes below for options.

  • Cube 8 oz of pepper jack cheese.

  • In a small (3.5 qt crock pot here) dump one 48 oz jar great northern beans (undrained), 8 oz of salsa, 3 cups of shredded chicken, 2 teaspoon cumin and 8 oz of pepper jack cheese (cubed).

  • Add a 14 oz can of chicken broth if you want a normal thick chili. Leave it out for extra thick. Stir very well.

  • Cook on low for 4 hours. Try to stir once or twice in the middle if you can to distribute the cheese but it can wait until the end if needed.

Recipe Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. Get your chicken anywhere you want. See raw chicken option below.
  2. Adjust the heat by the type of salsa, and you can use Monterey Cheese instead of Monterrey Jake Cheese. You can also adjust the cumin to taste.
  3. As written, a 3.5 qt crock pot should be good but not smaller. Doubles nicely in a large crock pot of 6.5 qt or more.
  4. Good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Good in a freezer for 2-3 months.
  5. Due to all the cheese, this stays hot a long time so great for tailgating and parties.
  6. Take copies of the recipe with you if you’re taking it to a gathering.

Raw Chicken Option

  1. I’m adding a raw chicken option for simplicity.
  2. An average size chicken breast will make about 1 1/2 cups of shredded chicken.
  3. The easiest way is to add the broth, salsa, and cumin to the crockpot with two raw chicken breasts. Cook in high for 1 1/2 to 2 hours then remove and shred.
  4. Or cook a couple of breasts in the oven until done (about 350 for about 40 minutes).

 

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Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 1033mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 2.3mg

 

Nutrition is generally for one serving. Number of servings is stated above and is my estimate of normal serving size for this recipe.

 

All nutritional information are estimates and may vary from your actual results. This is home cooking, and there are many variables. To taste ingredients such as salt will be my estimate of the average used.

Publisher note: Originally published March 2, 2010. It was first published the third month of this blog, and maybe 50 people saw the first post. It has been republished in 2013, so time to update again.

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EASY FUDGE RECIPE – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

EASY FUDGE RECIPE - Butter with a Side of Bread


Easy Fudge recipe that is made with chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes, no candy thermometer necessary. This chocolate fudge recipe only requires six ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. Delicious fudge recipe that turns out perfectly every time.

Easy Fudge recipe is one of the most unique fudge recipes that I’ve ever tried. There are so many different fudge recipes and most of the ones I’ve tried have been very similar – chocolate, sugar, sometimes marshmallow. A lot of times you have to boil the mixture to a very precise temperature to be able to get it to the exact right consistency. Not this recipe!

Easy Fudge recipe that is made with chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes, no candy thermometer necessary. This chocolate fudge recipe only requires six ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. Delicious fudge recipe that turns out perfectly every time.

This chocolate fudge recipe has two different kinds of pudding in it and you only have to boil the mixture for 1 minute before adding the remaining ingredients and mixing together. The fudge only takes a couple of hours to set up in the refrigerator and is absolutely delicious too!

Easy Fudge recipe that is made with chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes, no candy thermometer necessary. This chocolate fudge recipe only requires six ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. Delicious fudge recipe that turns out perfectly every time.

Ingredients in Easy Fudge recipe

-butter

-chocolate pudding mix (cook & serve, NOT instant)

-vanilla pudding mix (cook & serve, NOT instant)

-milk

-powdered sugar

-vanilla extract

Making chocolate fudge recipe

How to make Easy Chocolate Fudge

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the pudding mixes and milk. Continue to stir and bring the mixture to boiling, letting it boil for 1 minute. The mixture will start to thicken quite a bit and won’t look very smooth, but that’s ok!

Remove the pan from heat and add the powdered sugar. Use an electric mixer to beat in the sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add the vanilla and mix just until combined.

Pour the mixture into a buttered 8X8 pan. Chill for about 2-3 hours or until fudge sets and can be cut into squares.

Easy Fudge recipe that is made with chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes, no candy thermometer necessary. This chocolate fudge recipe only requires six ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. Delicious fudge recipe that turns out perfectly every time.

Easy Fudge Recipe

Easy Fudge recipe that is made with chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes, no candy thermometer necessary. This chocolate fudge recipe only requires six ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. Delicious fudge recipe that turns out perfectly every time. 

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Course: Candy

Cuisine: American

Keyword: easy fudge recipe

Servings: 24

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 3.4 oz box cook & serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 3 oz box cook & serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 pound powdered sugar (about 4 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the pudding mixes and milk. Continue to stir and bring the mixture to boiling, letting it boil for 1 minute. The mixture will start to thicken quite a bit and won’t look very smooth, but that’s ok!

  • Remove the pan from heat and add the powdered sugar. Use an electric mixer to beat in the sugar until the mixture is smooth. Add the vanilla and mix just until combined.

  • Pour the mixture into a buttered 8X8 pan. Chill for about 2-3 hours or until fudge sets and can be cut into squares.

Can you freeze chocolate fudge?

Yes! Freezing fudge is easy. Just double wrap it in plastic wrap or parchment paper, then store it in an airtight container. Will stay fresh for 3 months. Thaw and cut into squares to serve.

How long does Fudge last?

If stored in an airtight container on the countertop, fudge will stay good for about a week. It does slowly dry out, so I recommend enjoying it within 4-5 days.

Easy Fudge recipe that is made with chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes, no candy thermometer necessary. This chocolate fudge recipe only requires six ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. Delicious fudge recipe that turns out perfectly every time.

When to Serve chocolate fudge

Fudge is perfect for parties, or gifts, especially during the holidays! I like to add this fudge to goodie plates and give them out to neighbors during Christmas time.

Easy Fudge recipe that is made with chocolate and vanilla pudding mixes, no candy thermometer necessary. This chocolate fudge recipe only requires six ingredients and only takes a few minutes to make. Delicious fudge recipe that turns out perfectly every time.

Easy Fudge recipe that only has six ingredients, no candy thermometer required! This delicious chocolate fudge recipe has two kinds of pudding in it and only takes a few minutes to make!

EASY SNACKS FOR KIDS – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

EASY SNACKS FOR KIDS - Butter with a Side of Bread


Cute & creative snacks for kids with bananas! Fun, healthy banana recipe snack ideas perfect for toddlers & kid’s lunches.

Cute & creative snacks for kids with bananas! Fun, healthy banana recipe snack ideas perfect for toddlers & kid's lunches.

The kids are off from school. We’re surrounded with candy and other sugary goodies. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say lately it’s hard to get my kids to eat healthy food.

I have 4 kids who aren’t picky at all, even still, this seems to happen from time to time. I had an idea the other day and I ran with it. The result are 10+ cute little shapes and animals all made from fruit, pretzels, mixed nuts and a few other common foods my kids like.

Oh and M&M’s and mini chocolate chips. You can leave them out if you’d like, but I figure, I certainly like bananas and chocolate together, so I’m sure they will too!

Fun kid snacks with bananas: butter with a side of bread
My original inspiration came from Family Fun magazine years ago that shows a version of the snowmen. I couldn’t even find the magazine page though, so I’m sure mine look different. Just my attempt at keepin’ it real… {wait- look- I found it here online- thank you Family Fun!}

I also need to give a shout-out to my sister-in-law, Rashell. She came over half way through this fun little project and injected a fresh perspective and some additional creativity! Thanks Raz!

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

FLOWER POWER BANANA SNACK

Flower power… in the form of fruits and nuts!

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

This one has a walnut nose and string cheese hair. For the face I used an easter egg cookie cutter to a slice of bread.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

BE MY VALENTINE…

Be my valentine… but only if you have strawberry jam. Okay, just kidding! Raspberry will be fine too.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

BUTTERFLY AWAY

With jam designs and clementine slices on the wings, this fun treat is fun and nutritious. I cut two slices of bread in half diagonally and used the same corners for symmetrical wings.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

TOO COOL CATERPILLAR

I used M&Ms for the body. They’re optional, but really, they’re way more fun. Don’t skip out on the pretzel with fruit snack feet. It’s too cute!

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

TROPICAL SNOWMEN

Loving the string cheese hair and almond lips. You can stick these tropical snowmen on a popsicle sticks like I did, or simply lay them on the plate.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

A BEARY CUTE PICNIC

This one is easy and tasty! Just layer a slice of bread with peanut butter and a few small elements create this cute bear.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

BANANA RAMMA CARS

Vroooooooom! You just need a few stick pretzels, slices of banana and a sheet of graham crackers to create these little cars. Let the races begin!

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

SNEAKY BANANA SNAKE

There’s a snake in my boot! Okay, maybe not. I don’t even like snakes and I think this little guy is cute! This one is great served to a group of kids.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

WALL-E BANANA SNACK

Why looky here… it’s Wall-E! One of my kids favorites! I used summer sausage for the rounded wheels for his feet.

Fun Kid Snacks with Bananas: butter with a side of bread

YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

This is another easy one, just a few items: banana slices, clementines and a stick of string cheese make tihs super cute sun shine at snack time.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars are a simple & delicious banana bar recipe that’s even better than banana bread! They’re the perfect recipe to use that bunch of over-ripe bananas. Great for breakfast, lunch and snacks in between. See the Chocolate Chip Banana Bars recipe here!

Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies - Butter With A Side of Bread

You’re going to love these easy Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies! The white chocolate and banana pudding mix flavors covering the crunchy Chex cereal make this recipe irresistible! See the Banana Cream Pie Muddy Buddies recipe here!

Double Chocolate Banana Bars made with 5 bananas & double the chocolate for a tasty banana recipe that everyone enjoys. Not too sweet & perfect anytime!

Double chocolate banana bars made with 5 bananas & double the chocolate for a tasty banana recipe that everyone enjoys. Not too sweet & perfect anytime! See the Double Chocolate Banana Bars recipe here!

Nutella Banana Muffins give you that delicious “treat” taste with the Nutella, in an amazing homemade banana muffin! Perfect for breakfast, snack or treat! See the Nutella Banana Muffins recipe here!

Peanut Butter Banana Bars are packed with bananas, whole wheat flour, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Perfectly sweet, filling & satisfying snack!

Peanut Butter Banana Bars are packed with bananas, whole wheat flour, peanut butter and chocolate chips. Perfectly sweet, filling & satisfying snack! See the Peanut Butter Banana Bars recipe here!

Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops

Nothing says summer like frozen treats and food on a stick. This recipe for Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops is the best of both! Deliciously fun, enjoy them in the backyard or poolside. They are sure to be loved by kids and adults alike. See the Frozen Banana Yogurt Pops recipe here.

So, with that in mind, we were watching PBS Kids during spring break and before each show they have a “fun craft idea” and it was bananas on a stick.  And the kids wanted to make it – because they always want to make whatever is shown – and I normally don’t go for it, but I thought why not.  So we made them, my kids were all LOVING it.  And I thought – time to step it up a notch.  If it’s bananas on a stick you want, then game on. See the Banana Peanut Butter Bites recipe here. 

Frozen Banana Yoghurt Bites from Eats Amazing

Following on from the hugely popular frozen fruity yoghurt bites recipe from my easy recipes for kids series, today I’m sharing a new version of the recipe with a yummy banana twist – frozen banana yoghurt bites. See the Frozen Banana Yoghurt Bites recipe here.

Cute frozen banana and chocolate penguin snack

Sledding Penguins Frozen Banana Snack from Reading Confetti

These cute little sledding penguins are a fun snack for winter. If your kids like chocolate-covered frozen bananas, they’re sure to like this dressed up version too! See the Sledding Penguins Frozen Banana Snack recipe here. 
yogurt covered bananas

When I was little, we’d make these “nana pops” weekly during the summer months, rolling the bananas in anything from cinnamon and sugar, to granola and raising, to crushed chocolate chip cookies! The recipe is also great for people who hate to cook – it’s pretty much foolproof! See the Breakfast Banana Pops recipe here.

Banana Split Bites Snack Recipe MOMables.com

Banana Split Bites from Momables

These sweet pieces of frozen fruit encased in a chocolate shell is the perfect after school snack your kids will love! Our banana split bites have all the delicious flavors you get from a banana split in bite-size form! See the Banana Split Bites recipe here.

We see a close up of a blue kid's plate as it sits on a kitchen counter full of banana wrapped in a tortilla with a peanubutter inside wrapped and sliced into round pieces of babana sushi. A pair of chopsticks holds one slice of banana sushi up for a close look. A side of sliced cucumbers are stacked as a side ont he plate for a quick snack.

Banana sushi is one of those snacks in my mom toolbelt that is always a home run. My kid happily gobbles down this simple snack and this simple peanut butter and banana snack sticks with her a little longer. Have a kid coming home from school starving? Make this banana sushi for a simple but quick and easy snack that keeps them full. See the Simple Banana Sushi recipe here.

 

How can I ripen bananas quickly?

Ripe bananas are used in banana bread because they have a stronger, more pronounced flavor. There are several ways to help bananas ripen faster so that you can make banana bread. Here are my preferred methods:

  1. Ripen bananas in the oven. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bananas peel and all on the parchment and bake for 30-40 minutes, until peels are black & shiny. Let cool 1 hour and proceed with banana bread recipe.
  2. Ripen bananas in a paper bag. If you have more time, place bananas in a paper bag with an apple. Fold and secure closed. I usually leave bananas like this for a full day, then proceed with the Banana Nut Bread recipe.

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Cute & creative kid’s snacks with bananas! Fun, healthy banana recipe snack ideas perfect for toddlers & kid’s lunches.

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