Another soup I made while visiting friends in Pittsburgh was a simple chili. Soups are great for a crowd to eat as well as to make. Everyone took on a few tasks of things to chop, peel mince, or cook and before you know it you have a delicious meal. Here is some proof of the chefs hard at work!
Our quick cooking tip was to take a spiced and cooked chicken from a great chicken place nearby (Chicken Latino) so all we had to do was pull the chicken from the bone (that was my job by the way).
This is with all the added ingredients, and although we did not have the patience to let the flavors meld together for hours, it was still amazing in 20 minutes, but probably could have used some tomato paste as a thickener.
Everything when it comes to soup is eyeballed so here are some of the ingredients. Hopefully I didn’t forget any!
Quick and Simple Chicken Chili
- Whole stewed tomatoes canned (ours were canned fresh this summer)
- Chili paste
- Roasted Chicken
- Cilantro (the more the merrier)
- Chocolate beer
- Hot peppers
- Black beans
- Salt/ pepper/ cumin/ red pepper flakes etc.
Then we ended the perfect fall day with Hot Toddy’s my favorite winter drink!
Big thanks to Aubrey, George, Sarah, and Jeff for making my trip worthwhile after enduring a flat tire on the drive over!