The timliness of this post has probably past, since it is no longer technically 'Apple Season'. I wanted to share it with you, though, because it definitely deserves it, and since you can find a fairly good selection of apples at the grocery store year round, I think it can still definitely be made. You might not have noticed, but this is actually the only chili recipe I have on the blog. It is not because I don't like chili - in fact, chili is one of our favorite meals. The reason that this is the only chili recipe on my blog is because this is the first time in my entire life that I have used an actual recipe to make chili. My chili constantly changes, based on what I have in my pantry and what I throw into it. I like my chili thick enough to stand a spoon in, with different kinds of beans, lots of tomatoes, and at least three kinds of meat in it. And whatever spices my hand drifts towards that day. And corn. Always corn.
I normally don't give many chili recipes a second glance. Not that I am against trying anything new, I just like my haphazard way of making chili. But this recipe caught my eye immediately and I knew I wanted to give it a try. And I really liked it! I love adding apples into savory dishes, I think it is so fun and unexpected, and the apples really do pair really nicely with the chicken and the normal chili spices here. And I love that this was quick to make, and easy on the budget, too! I think you will really like this!
(recipe taken from Cooking Whims, who adapted it from Rachel Ray)