Monday, December 5, 2011

Slow Cooker Chili Mac

This recipe comes from the book, Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two. I got the most adorable new slow cooker...

my cute owl crock pot
Isn't it awesome? It was an exclusive at my local Fry's grocery store. I didn't have one in this size so I snatched it up.

This is comfort food without a ton of guilt.

You need some ground turkey or chicken, corn, pasta, onion, olive, chili powder, cumin, tomatoes, garlic and some cheese.

Mince up the garlic.

Chop up the onion and we are ready to cook!

onions and garlic
Get the onion and garlic in a pan and cook until its softened.

cooking the chicken
Add in the chicken and brown it.

chicken, tomatoes and seasoning
Spray the inside of your crockpot with non stick cooking spray and then drop the meat and onions in the crock pot with the tomatoes, spices, salt and pepper. Give it a good stir and set the crock pot on low for 4 hours.

dog pasta drained
When the four hours are nearly done, boil some water and cook your pasta about halfway done. I am using adorable dog pasta.

everything in
Put the pasta in the crock pot with the olives and corn and give it a stir. Let it cook for another hour or so and then top it with some cheese. I told you this was easy.

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Mac
This was so tasty, and perfect comfort food. I think it also tasted better because it came out of the cutest owl crock pot.


  1. I am in love with that crockpot. Ridiculously so. I adore owls, and I love my crockpot, so I need this, I think.

    What is the address of that store, if you don't mind my asking? You can email me if you don't want to advertise it.

  2. The crockpots were sold at Fry's and Kroger grocery stores in the Phoenix area. I was just at my local store yesterday and they were all sold out, but maybe you could call around to others in the PHX/Scottsdale area?

  3. Of course I LOVE the crockpot -

    Too bad I didn't get Auntie Di to snag one!

    As for the recipe, STARRED it!

  4. ahhh, that looks so good! i have been craving chili for so long but haven't been able to satisfy my craving yet. i don't have a slow cooker though..can i follow this recipe the same way without one?

  5. I just love miniature things :) and my Grandmother collected owls! I have a few things that were hers that are owl related and every time I see an owl I think of her.

  6. That crockpot is so cute!

    I am really craving chili mac whoa.

  7. i just found out your blog thanks to livejournal!
    i love the recipes!
    im going to try some this weekend!

  8. OMG, when I saw the package that said "dog lovers" with the ingredients I was like WTF? Nice to know its just pasta!

    Love it, sans the onions I am all over it. :D

  9. Great recipe, can't wait to try it. I bet there are some cool variations you could try too. Love the croc pot!

  10. Crockpots rock. You can always depend on a crockpot for a good meal. Looks delicious.


  11. oh I'm start to craving for this delicious menu!

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  12. Looks and sounds absolutely delicious!

  13. I bought this owl crock pot at Frys in Tucson late last year! I love it. Perfect for beans and smaller cuts of meat. Thanks for the recipe! My hubby works out of town MOST the time, so I'm a single diner too!