Crock Pot Southwest Chicken and Rice Chowder

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken and Rice Chowder

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By Contributing Writer, Jessica Smartt

The first time I ate Southwest Chicken Chowder, I’m pretty sure I cried because it was so wonderful.

I’m not usually this dramatic about my dinner, but at the time, I was three days post-partum with my second son, exhausted, weepy, and starving. And this yummy chowder was a gift from my friend, Kate, who knows that bringing dinner to a new mom is about #3 on the list of “Nicest Things You Can Do for Anyone.”

I have made this many times since then. I don’t always shed tears of joy eating it, but almost. I love that this dish is yummy and allergy-friendly, as we manage multiple food allergies. It’s perfect for rainy days, cold days, hot days, basically any day you need dinner. Which here, is every day. We do not skip dinner.

I tweaked Kate’s recipe to work for a crock pot, and it works great! Just don’t forget the toppings! Especially avocado. I recently realized not everyone likes avocado. It was quite shocking. One final note – you may want to peek on this now and then to see if it needs more broth.

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken and Rice Chowder

Crock Pot Southwest Chicken and Rice Chowder
*This post is linked at Trim Healthy Tuesday.

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About Jessica Smartt

Jessica Smartt is a former teacher who lives in beautiful North Carolina. She blogs at www.smarttereachday.com where she pokes fun at the everyday challenges of motherhood, shares all her amazing allergy-friendly recipes, and rejoices that God still loves her no matter what phobia she has recently developed. She is blessed beyond belief with two Smartt little boys and a husband who can fix anything.

  • Marsha ‘Nana’ Baker

    This sounds mouth-watering! And I haven’t even had breakfast yet. =) Thanks so much for sharing. Printing to make soon.

    • Stacy

      I could have eaten this for breakfast. lol

  • Becca Carroll

    OMGosh yuuuuuuum!

    • Stacy

      I know, right?

  • http://www.foodieinwv.com/ Foodie in WV

    I love crock-pot recipes. This looks great :)

    • Stacy

      I agree! Jessica makes me hungry. I need a snack.

  • http://www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com/ Christy, The Simple Homemaker

    Crockin’ right now! Smells great!

    • Stacy

      I’m crockin’ too! But a roast. :-)

      • http://www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com/ Christy, The Simple Homemaker

        Fantastic! We loved it!

  • Its_Gwen

    Beautiful! This would be a VERY easy crossover for maintenance or kiddos, just by switching up toppings.

    • Stacy

      Excellent advice, Gwen…as usual. :-)

  • http://www.liverenewed.com/ Emily @ Live Renewed

    This is in my crock right now and smells aaammmaaazzzzing!!! I made chicken on the grill the other night, and as I was cleaning up dinner, I threw the rest of the chicken breasts from the package into a freezer bag with the rest of the ingredients, except for the beans, and put it in the freezer. This morning I pulled the bag out, defrosted it in a bowl of water for a few minutes until I could empty the bag out into the crock pot. Super easy, and no cleanup this morning! Can’t wait for dinner time – love easy meals like this!!

    • Stacy

      Smart plan!!! :-) I hope you enjoy!