I’ve been seeing all these delicious looking bread bowls all over the internet lately and it’s really got me wanting to make one. But as usual, I didn’t want to make something I’ve seen a million times. So I was thinking of bread bowl filling ideas, and I knew that I had a bunch of chicken in the fridge.
A chicken alfredo breadbowl recipe might be nice, but I was thinking more along the lines of something with a kick. Maybe a buffalo chicken dip breadbowl? I finally decided that a chicken chili breadbowl would hit the spot and searched through the cabinets to see what ingredients I could throw together.
I found some navy beans and salsa, and knew I had some frozen corn. That should make a pretty good color combination along with the cheese. I’ve been using La Costeña Homestyle Mexican Salsa for the past few months and I love it. Unfortunately it’s not listed on their website but you can get it here on Amazon if your local food store doesn’t carry it. (Side note – if you don’t already shop in the Spanish section of the supermarket you’re missing out! These cans of salsa are super cheap, and they also have loads of spices for less than half the price you would pay for name brand.)
Bread bowls are great for sharing as an appetizer at parties and get-togethers, or just devouring with the family as a snack. The cheesy texture makes this almost more of a cheese dip, but I’m going to keep calling it a chicken chili breadbowl cus that’s what I set out to do!
After you make this I can guarantee you’ll want to experiment with new fillings. Check out Pinterest for a TON of ideas. Doing a quick search I found lasagna bread bowls, pizza bread bowls, spicy cheddar beer cheese soup, hell even grilled cheese bread bowl soup. Yea, I’m gonna need to get more bread…
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