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{Today I am partnering with Andy Boy Broccoli Rabe to bring you this hearty Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili. I am so excited to be using their delicious Broccoli Rabe in this recipe!}

Have I mentioned how excited I am that it’s soup season? This Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili is so easy (ummm helloooo crockpot!) and has sooo much flavor!

Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili

I wish I was able to hit a magical pause button so that I could have a good 2-3 extra months of this amazing fall and holiday season. I know things are about to start getting really crazy, but I don’t care, I still love it!

I can honestly feel the excitement in the air and I am PUMPED.

But like I said, things are about to start to get crazy, and that means we all need some go-to meals that are healthy and easy to prepare. I mean, I know that Halloween candy is delicious and all, but let’s be real, we can’t live solely on candy. Besides, you all know how much I love my veggies. No I promise, I really, really LOVE veggies. I think I’ve said this before, but did you know that literally every night I have a big bowl of roasted veggies with dinner, like every stinkin night!

No joke.

This’s partly because I am a semi repetitive person with almost everything I do, but mostly because I adore roasted veggies. My current favorites are butternut + acorn squash, pumpkin (duh), brussels sprouts and broccoli… and/or BROCCOLI RABE!

So you see, I don’t just live on sugar, carbs, chocolate, cheese and butter. I mean, I mostly do….but that doesn’t mean I don’t love my vegetables!

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Sooo, I made us a hearty, but healthy chili, full of one of my favorite autumn veggies, broccoli rabe. This chili is the perfect dinner to warm up to on a cold autumn night, and it couldn’t be simpler. Just throw everything into the crockpot, turn it on, walk away for six or so hours and come home to a house smelling like your Italian grandma’s…or maybe what you would imagine your Italian grandma’s house would smell like… if you had an Italian grandma.

Loaded with lean chicken, cannellini beans, tomatoes and broccoli rabe this bowl of chili is about as healthy and wholesome as it gets… but it doesn’t feel that way.

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Just serve this chili with a side of crusty bread and plenty of freshly grated parmesan. You’ll have yourself a complete meal with NO complaining, and all tummies happy!

Yeah!!

Another way to serve this chili is over a bed of buttery polenta, it’s pretty amazing. Or you could also boil some pasta and go that route too. Personally, my favorite is to serve the chili over polenta alongside garlic bread for soaking up any extra sauce.

I really could not think of a better Sunday night dinner!

Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

FUN FACT: Did you know that Sunday night dinners are my absolute favorite in the fall. Something about them makes me feel so happy inside. When I was a kid, Sunday night was the one night of the week my parents really tried to get it together and have a nice family dinner. They would either make Chicken Noodle Casserole, Pot Roast, Chili, London Broil, Chicken + Rice or a Roasted Chicken. Simple meals, but ones that the whole family would actually sit down at the table, eat and really talk to each other… and we’d even eat at a decent hour (which meant somewhere between 7:30 and 8:30). My oldest brother Creighton would come home (this was after he had moved out and was in college) and we’d all just eat and be together. The kitchen would be warm from the oven, due to mom baking bread or cookies, and all us kids would come rushing in for dinner. It was nothing fancy, and it was always a bit chaotic, but I still loved it.

Thinking about it now though, the fact that I liked Sunday night dinners is SO odd, because at the same time, I also HATED Sundays with a passion. Knowing that it was back to school the next morning was overwhelming for me. Friday and Saturday where my favorites… Sunday + Monday, not so much! Ugh, SO happy I am outta school.

NEW GOAL: Bring back Sunday night dinners this fall. If not every Sunday night, at least every few weeks. You guys too! Let’s do it? Mmm, K???

We can all start with this easy broccoli rabe chili, sound good?

Awesome, let’s do this!

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Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 225 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a 6-8 quart crockpot pot, add the chicken, onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, paprika, thyme, allspice, crushed red pepper flakes, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Next add the tomato paste, chicken broth and balsamic vinegar. Give everything a gentle stir to combine. Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (or 4-6 hours on high) stirring once or twice if possible.
  • During the last 30 minutes of cooking, stir the broccoli rabe, roasted red peppers and cannellini beans together in a bowl and add to the crockpot. Crank the heat up to high, cover and let cook 20-30 minutes longer.
  • Lightly shred the chicken with two forks, it should just fall apart. Stir in the parmesan and parsley.
  • Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with parmesan + crusty bread for dipping.

Notes

*If you prefer, you may add the broccoli rabe in the beginning of the cooking, but just know it will be cooked down a bit more. It’s still delicious this way, it just has a little less firmness to it. **You can also serve the chili over polenta or pasta for an extra hearty meal

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But really, whatever you do, don’t forget to add the cheese + a carb to this chili. It’s Sunday and they really are a MUST!

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  1. Tasty and a unique flavor, however the broccoli rabe is quite bitter and overpowering. I’m wondering if it needs to be cooked down more, and am hoping it tastes better tomorrow. I’m not much of a traditional chili person but this is more intriguing to me and I can bring myself to eat several bowls this week!
    While I typically love parm on most Italian dishes, I don’t think it added to this…but again, maybe because the bitterness of the broccoli rabe is overpowering at the moment. I added on the chili flakes at the end since I plan to serve this to my toddler, just mentioning this in case others want to omit as well.
    I didn’t have time to make cornbread but plan to do that for leftovers tomorrow as the sweetness will also help balance out the bitterness in case it doesn’t cook down.

  2. Your hope is realized. Have a love for amazing food and the courage to try something new! Started a pot lot at work every Friday using some of your amazing recipes. My Team and I very much appreciate you and what you have shared!

  3. 4 stars
    Great healthy chili option that is not another white bean chicken chili. Great depth of flavor and spice. Balsamic was brilliant as it brought a tiny bit of sweetness and a nice dark color to a chicken chili. We loved it and will make again for A football party. Thank you!

    1. Hey Jeanne,
      Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it! Have the best weekend! xTieghan

  4. Hi! I’m so excited about this recipe. I’ve got a dude in my household, however, who isn’t gonna love the sliced red peppers. Is there a substitute or two you’d recommend? Sundried tomatoes will be a sharp no from the selfsame dude.

    1. Hey Ariadne,
      You could skip the peppers and use another veggie that you like. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  5. Question about the broccoli rabe ends…
    What am I including in the crockpot? Leaves and florets? Just florets?
    So excited to try this. It is cooking away in the crockpot as I type this. Hoping that I see a response in time…(or in thyme).

    1. Hey Bill,
      I include the whole broccoli rabe. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    So good! Couldn’t find broccoli rabe so used baby broccoli instead and it was delish! To modify for our smaller crockpot I used only 4 oz of tomato paste and 2 big chicken breasts but kept everything else the same! Made plenty for two nights worth of dinners for 2 big eaters! (***put back in crockpot to warm day 2 w/ some beef stock we had to use up and a little more tomato paste and it was delicious the next day!)

    1. Hey Gabriella,
      Thank you so very much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it worked out for you! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  7. 3 stars
    The flavor combination of Italian ingredients with chili powder is not that appealing. Maybe reduce the chili powder or eliminate and it would be a good Italian style stew…

    1. Hey Regina,
      You could do this on the stove top as well. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    I just made this for probably the third time in a couple years and I followed the recipe exactly this time. In past I used broccolini.
    The broccoli rabe definitely enhances this chili! It is so awesome- flavorful and filling! I need to put it on regular rotation vs once a year!
    Thank you Teigan!!

  9. 5 stars
    I have this going in my slow cooker and it smells amazing! Sub kale for broccoli rabe because I can never find it. I also have your poblano chili from the new cookbook going on my stove! Have snuck tastes of both so far and they’re amazing!

  10. I love this recipe and I make it all the Time. Does this freeze well?! I always have leftovers but I’ve never tried freezing it yet.

    1. Hey Sara! Yes, I have found this chili to freeze well! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am so glad you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  11. I made this once before and loved it. I want to make it again for friends but will be at work all day. Therefore, can I cook it on my lowest setting for 8 to 10 hours? My concern is when to add the broccoli rabe and other ingredients for the last 30 mins.

    1. Hi there! Yes, you can slow cook on low all day while at work. Just add the broccoli in the beginning. It will be a bit cooked down, but honestly I do this all the time and find the chili to still be just as delicious! Please let me know if you have any other questions. Glad you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan ???

    1. Hi Claudia! You need 1 (12 ounce) jar of peppers and 1 (15 ounce) can of beans. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    This recipe looked so complicated to me for some reason… I think the idea of putting balsamic vinegar in a stew? Also a whole jar of roasted red peppers which I never use?? Anyway. I told myself to be brave and it was not only SO easy but tasted SO good and cozy. I shouldn’t be shocked. All your stuff is great. FYI, subbed broccoli rabe for broccoli (it’s what I had) and omitted the allspice because I didn’t have any. A+++

    1. Hey Jenny!! Thrilled you loved this recipe SO MUCH! YEAH!! Glad you enjoyed and thank you for the sweet comment. 🙂 xxTieghan

  13. This looks amazing! Your dishes are some of my favorites to make. So much flavor. Any ideas about making this in an Instant Pot?

    1. HI! I would cook on manual for 12 minutes. I think that should work great, but I have not tested it…so I can’t say for sure! Please let me know how it goes. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    Tieghan your recipes never disappoint! I wanted something comforting and rich with flavor – in the slow cooker for this very cold New Years Day – I had all ingredients in the pantry but chicken and Broccoli Rabe (had to substitute with broccolini…)
    This recipe DELIVERED!! So so flavorful – and I would say its healthy with no added fat! I recently got your cookbook and plan to cook thru it in 2018! Thank you!

    1. I am so happy you enjoyed this recipe and that you got my book! Let me know what you make from it ? Thanks Barb!

  15. 2 stars
    Hey! I’d love some help with this recipe. I had this recipe in the crockpot for over 6 hours and it was very liquid/soupy. How do you get it to thicken? I wasn’t sure if I was supposed add all of the broccoli rabe, can you eat all parts or do you trip away the leaves and only eat the stalks and flowers? I found that mine was really bitter. I wanted to love this because normally I love your recipes but this one just didn’t work for me 🙁

    1. HI! I am sorry for the trouble. To thicken this, just leave the top off the crockpot for 30 minutes to an hour before serving. I’d crank the heat up to high as well. As far as the broccoli rabe, it is kind of bitter, so it might be that you just dont have a taste for it. You can use all parts of the broccoli rabe. If you decide you dont like broccolu rabe, you can use regular broccoli. Hope this helps! Please let me know if you have other questions. Happy Holiday’s ? 🙂

  16. I probably should have read the comments before I made this but I didn’t. I was excited to try this recipe because of how beautiful the pictures looked and how hearty and savory it seemed in the description/ingredients, but like Lauren mentioned in her comment, it was quite bitter!! I made the entire recipe, so I have way too much left over. I’m not sure if the bitterness if from the broccoli rabe…or the herbs…or what…. But thank you for posting, Tieghan—it seems most people like it!

    1. Hey Sandra! Sorry that this turned out a bit bitter for you, but I hope this doesn’t stop you from trying some other recipes on the blog!

  17. I made this tonight but was very disappointed in it. It was way too hot from chili and pepper and too much vinegar. I did not like the rappini in it. I will not be making it again. I had to throw it out.

    1. I’m so sorry you didn’t like it Charlene. Less pepper maybe? Some recipes aren’t for everyone as much as I wish they could be (:

  18. This was delicious! I loved the darker broth – definitely more of a sophisticated flavor. I added some quinoa and riced califlour to make it a bit heartier. Will be making this again! Btw – I’m BF with your aunt Erin…found you by accident though and put two and two together. Congrats on all of your success!!!

    1. Hey Sara!1 Haha, too funny that your are friends with my aunt! So happy you liked the soup! 🙂 Tell everyone back in the Land I say hey! 🙂

  19. Saw this on my friend’s Pinterest page and was drawn in by your awesome food photography. Decided to try it for myself with just a couple modifications. I’m not vegetarian, but try to restrict how much meat I eat so instead of the 3lbs of chicken, I used 3 cans of cannellini beans and a package of tofurkey Italian sausage. If anyone reading this is leery of tofurkey products (as I was before trying it here), I assure you the flavors in this recipe are strong enough to compete with any preconceived notion of a nasty tofu taste! I also added a container of grape tomatoes, just because I had them on hand and they were a nice addition. Sundried tomatoes would probably be even better. Anyhow, loved the recipe and looking forward to checking out more from your site.

  20. Just made this today, came out awesome! My wife and I really enjoyed it, Thanks so much for the recipe, will be making this again!!

  21. Love the spices. I used an Italian seasoning which is tyme and oregano. I used 2 tbl spoons of that. The flavor was more ministrone but still worked but not traditionally chili flavored. Not much room in the crock to use all the broccolini so bonus I have some left. Keep these great recipies coming!!

  22. Will this recipe freeze before or after cooking? My sister and I are doing a bunch of freezer meals and I’m hoping I can just bag this up and put it in the crockpot when I’m going to make it. If it won’t freeze well beforehand, can I portion it out and freeze it?

    1. HI!! It freezes great both before or after cooking, whichever you prefer! 🙂 Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!

  23. Do you think it would work to mix the ingredients then put them in a bag and freeze them before cooking? Not including the beans, broccoli and peppers.

    1. Hey Scott!

      Yes, I think that will work great!! You can either thaw the ingredients overnight in the fridge or add them directly to the crockpot and cook for 4-6 hours longer. Let me know if you have more questions. THANKS!

  24. I’ve got this cooking right now. For the roasted red peppers, I assume you drain the water/oil they are packed in? Or do you add that into the crock pot as well?

  25. Saw this and knew I had to make it, had some of my family’s favorite ingredients in it! I made it tonight and wanted to share to help other readers…The prep on this was so easy all I had to clean besides the crockpot was a cutting board and a knife. I cooked it on low 5 hours and then high 1 hour and everything was cooked perfectly. As other readers noted the chili did taste a bit sour (which I think could have been remedied by just cooking it longer but I personally did not have the time). So to counteract that I added about 2 tablespoons of sugar and a couple dashes of salt and it tasted absolutely perfect! So I would just reccommend to add a bit of sugar for those that may think its too sour 🙂

  26. Stumbled across this and planning on making it next week. I am just cooking for one, so if I cut in half will that work or any substitutions that need to be made? thanks

    1. Hey Mary! Cutting it in half will work great! You can probably cook it 1-2 hours less, but you don’t have to do that. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks!

      1. I made this last night and it was awesome!! I cut to 1 lb of chicken but kept the whole can of beans, and cut most of the other stuff in half, to fit in my 4 qt crock pot. Really delicious and filling lunch for the week. Thanks!

  27. Tieghan,

    I’m making this tonight, but didn’t realize the ingredients don’t all fit in my crockpot! It’s already started, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to fit the rabe, and I also couldn’t squeeze in about 3/4 cup of chicken broth unless it reduces. Do you have any recommendations? Maybe transfer to a large pot or split between a pot and the crockpot for the last 30 min?

    Thanks!

    1. Hey Annie! Ugh, sorry it is not all fitting! Yeah, I would just transfer it to a post at the end of cooking to add the broccoli rabe. I would cook it over medium heat. Let me know if you have other questions.
      Thanks!

  28. I made this last night and have to say it is absolutely amazing and something I will be doing again. I used spinach instead of broccoli rabe, next time I may try kale. I posted a few pictures on social media and have been sharing your link. So glad I stumbled upon this recipe, thank you!

  29. I made this Sunday and we ate it last night and was also very disappointed. Between the vinegar and tomato paste, this was way too sour and bitter tasting to the point that it was tummy upsetting. I’ve never experienced anything like this before. I think maybe subbing in a mixture of red wine vinegar and cooking wine for the half cup of balsamic vinegar may be a better way to go. Definitely not making this again :/

  30. Hi! Do you think it would work if I added all of the ingredients at the same time (including the peppers, broccoli rabe, and beans) and left it to cook for 8 hours, or would the ingredients get too soggy? Thanks!

    1. Hey Kira, that is fine. They will not be soggy, but they will bot be crisp either. I personally think it is fine, but it is really personal preference. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!

    1. Hi Emily, I am sorry I dont provide that as I have found most calculators are not accurate. I do believe it can be calculated online. Sorry I could not help. Thanks and hope you lave the recipe!!

  31. I made this tonight and LOVED it! I haven’t made anything in my crockpot in a while because I felt like all of my recipes tasted the same. This one was so unique and delicious! It is definitely going into the regular rotation. Thank you!

  32. OMG! I made this last night and we loved!!!! It. My boyfriend said he wouldn’t mind if I made this once a week. The flavor is to die for. I’m skeptical about making recipes I find on the Internet, usually they look better than they taste. This looked and taste delicious. Simply wonderful! Hats off.

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    1. Hmm, I am sure you can. Just brown the chicken on the stove before you add it to the crockpot. Hope you love this!

  33. Made the recipe pretty much as described. Had 3.5 lbs of chicken thighs. Cooked low for 5 hrs. Removed from crock, placed in another pot, refrigerated over night. Removal of minimal fat was easy. Added three cans of rinsed Cannelini beans, huge head of Rabe and a larger jar of roasted peppers.
    Needed a fair amount of salt and did add some Ancho Chilli powder during the slow cook of the chicken thighs.
    Delicious, great flavors. Will be another great chicken chilli dish in our home

  34. This sounds yummy. Kale is mentioned in your intro, but not listed. Do you have a recommended amount? Thanks for your great recipes; just discovered you today!

  35. Paleo here … I usually sub out the beans for cubed sweet potatoes but wondering how it would turn out sans cheese?

  36. I made this recipe this evening, and I’m thoroughly disappointed. I had high expectations, and used quality ingredients, as I always do, and I will not be repeating this recipe. Beautiful pictures, nice story, I appreciate your recipe share, but I won’t make this recipe again.

    1. Hi Jennifer,

      I am really sorry you did not like this. Can I ask what exactly was wrong? Many other have mad this and greatly enjoyed it.

      1. I substituted brocolli rabe with kale and Brussel sprouts. But the soup has a strong flavor — maybe too much balsamic vinegar ? Help.

        1. hi Lorie!! If you felt the soup was a little strong, reducing the balsamic may help tone it down a bit. The Brussels sprout may have also add a bit of strong flavor as well. Let me know if you have questions. Thanks so much!

          1. Should I have reduced the balsamic before putting it in the crockpot? I added some brown sugar and cocoa and the flavor was much more to my liking. Thanks so much for responding to questions so promptly! I love this blog!

          2. No need to reduce the balsamic, maybe the flavor of your balsamic is just super strong? Glad you where able to make it to your liking! 🙂

  37. Hoping to make this this wekend. Yet, do you have suggestions on where to find broccoli rabe?? I have no idea where to buy it…

    1. Hey Jenny! I just get it at my local grocery store. Try asking the produce guy if he carries it, if not, just sub smaller broccoli florets. Hope you love this!

      1. I found it at Deirbergs! My local go-to store (Green Earth Grocery) had no idea what I was looking for! I did at happy dance when I found it! This is on the menu for today 🙂

        Oh, and, I won a work casserole cook-off this week with your Quinoa Lasagna recipe! So many people asked for the recipe and I sent them your way!

  38. I couldn’t find the broccoli rabe in the store, I was thinking of subbing this with kale or chard since I have some on hand. Do you think that would work?

  39. Just finished devouring this this chili a few minutes ago, it was SO fantastic! My fiance raved & even got secondss ;D I actually cooked it on the stove top in about an hour. Also, subbed kale because the store didn’t have broccoli rabe. Thanks for a great Sunday dinner!

  40. I assume you cut the chicken into small pieces, but you didn’t indicate. Please let me know. Also your article indicated kale was in the dish, but it was not in the list of ingredients. What quantity of kale would be used?

    1. Hi Dan,

      You leave the chicken whole and then shred it at the end of cooking. Also, there is no kale in this recipe, just the broccoli rabe. Hope you love the chili!

  41. I want to make this but I don’t eat meat. Would you suggest more beans or vegetarian sausage? Also, broccoli rabe can be hard to find around me…do you think mustard greens would be a good substitute? Thank you!

    1. HI Hannah!

      I personally would use beans and I would use just regular broccoli in place of broccoli rabe. OR you could do a mis of broccoli and mustard greens. Hope you love this!

  42. What an interesting take on chili! Broccoli and chicken together are such a great comfort food for me. I’ll have to try this out!

  43. Been loving all of your fall recipes!! Wondering what roasted veggies you usually eat and how you cook them? Are there certain combos you love?

    1. HI!! I LOVE carrots, brussels sprouts, butternut + acorn squash, sweet potatoes, beets, pumpkin, basically any root vegetable OH and broccoli, I love broccoli! 🙂 I just do olive oil. salt + pepper. SUPER simple! Sometimes I like to add balsamic vinegar OR cinnamon/pumpkin spice! 🙂

      Hope that helps!

    1. HI! Yes, this will work great made on the stove. No big deal at all. Just simmer on low heat for 3-4 hours. Hope you love this and let me know if you have any other questions!!

  44. AH, rabe!!! Must be my favourite green leaf in the world!! I usually go for turnip rabe, as I love the slightly bitter sting of it, but actually any rabe will do, for me!!! This soup looks beyond amazing and delicious, so I’m replicating it pretty soon, for sure!!
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  45. This is so hearty and full of autumnal warmth! Soups taste best this time of the year! Can’t wait to try! 🙂

  46. I seriously love this chili! The Italian flavors are brilliant, just what I want for Sunday night dinner! 🙂

  47. Oh My Gosh! This looks soo…. good, and your photography is beautiful. I want this for dinner this week. If I didn’t have to battle the weekend crowds shopping at the local grocery store, I’d go get the ingredients to make it tonight.

  48. Wow, this chili looks like an amazing healthy dinner for cool nights or while watching some football! Can’t wait to try! 🙂

  49. This sounds AMAZING !!! one of those good wholesome, warming meals…yum. I am totally into the Sunday dinners thing, nothing beats the family all sitting around the table eating and chatting. I grew up with Sunday dinners mainly being a roast with veggies, so I now generally do that too (creature of habit). I too, love veggies, so really load those on. :-). Loving this crockpot idea though, so easy, and love the polenta idea with the chilli…got to try this one 🙂

  50. This will definitely go on my list of must-make recipes for this fall/winter!! It looks yummy! And I love that spoon set…they are beautiful. Where did you get them?

    1. Hi Hannah! Thank you! I got the spoons at vintage shop in Utah, but I have seen similar pieces online. Just search twig spoons, Thanks again!

  51. I just wanted to say all you’re recipes are fantastic! I’m always super excited when I get to cook one and your dessert game is magical thanks for all the great recipes!

  52. This sounds so good! Can’t wait to make it soon. Wondering though, could apple cider vinegar replace the balsamic? ACV is friendly for candida issues, which I struggle with.

  53. This is one of the only chilis I’ve ever seen that wouldn’t make me feel fat by first glance! I think the buttery polenta sounds like a great combo with this dish! Gotta add some spice too!

  54. Our Sunday dinner usually was pot roast but I never really liked it.
    But I do like this chili recipe.
    Even though I’m a teacher (looking forward to retirement) Friday and Saturday are my favorite days also.

  55. This chili looks fantastic! I’ve never tried chili with broccoli rabe, but I’m sure it’s nothing less than amazing, plus it’s a great way to introduce some greens into a typically non-green food. And I completely agree with you about wishing there were a pause button that could help us get some extra fall!

  56. Such hearty goodness! We’ve been having a few amazing autumn days and I want them to last forever too but the temperature is about to plummet according to weather people. I need this chili to keep me warm. 🙂

  57. Beautiful! I’m a huge fan of broccoli rabe! One of my favorites to toss with pasta, especially 🙂

  58. I’m definitely all for Sunday Dinners. And this Chilli with that stunning broccoli rabe and some polenta. Ummm yeah. Love them Sunday dinners! Gorgeous Tieghan!

  59. love how cozy this sounds! and serving it over polenta with garlic bread on the side sounds like a really good idea. never wrapped my head around the whole carbs with more carbs mentality, but my stomach has never complained (;