Whew! That is one long title for a recipe! However, I will tell you that all elements are so amazingly delicious and really make the dish go from really good to crazy good so bear with me on this. I have previously blogged about how I love a one pot meal and one of the main reasons I love meals like this is because I can re-heat them and often times these one-pot wonders actually taste better when they are served reheated. This chili recipe definitely falls into that category.
The Black Bean & Chicken Chili I came up with here is super simple and utilizes many pantry and refrigerator staples that I generally keep on hand. I pureed the chili veggies to ensure that my sons would eat the chili and I actually preferred the smoother consistency as well. I decided to add tomatillo salsa for a refreshing tang and I have to be honest, I absolutely love the color of tomatillo salsa. I added an apple on a whim and did I fell in love. The apple adds a refreshing element that really elevated the salsa adding an additional level of complexity. The addition of crema just makes the whole dish come together. Cool and creamy, the crema balances the dish perfectly.
I also have to add that my hubby loved this dish, which always makes me happy! I absolutely hate it when I cook a meal and I can tell that nobody likes it. Surely I am not alone in that arena. 🙂 Sooooo, without further ado here is the recipe. I hope you like it as much as my family enjoyed it.