Kathi Lipp's December 26th Chili Recipe

Kathi Lipp's December 26th Chili Recipe

I asked Kathi Lipp (author of The "What's for Dinner?" Solution and The Christmas Project) for one of her family's favorite holiday recipes and she sent me this great idea for turning Christmas leftovers into a delicious post-Christmas chili. Throw it in bread bowl and it's a no-fuss dinner you can serve your holiday house guests (who may or may not have decided to overstay their welcome).
Kathi Lipp author of The "What's for Dinner?" Solution

This recipe can be doubled or tripled, depending on how many people will be stopping by (or lingering).


3/4 lb. leftover chicken or turkey, shredded
1 cup onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1-16 oz. can stewed tomatoes
1-16 oz. can kidney beans
1-16 oz. can tomato sauce
3 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. basil
1-6 oz. can tomato paste
Salt & pepper to taste
Shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream

Kathi says "It's truly this easy": In a large saucepan, sauté onions and garlic until the onions are translucent. Drain. Place in your Crock-Pot, along with the leftover chicken or turkey, un-drained tomatoes, drained kidney beans, tomato sauce, chili powder, basil, salt and pepper. Cook on low for at least four hours. Serve in a warm, toasted bread bowl topped with cheddar cheese and sour cream.

Serves: 4