The Evangalist Enchilada Chili Recipe

The Evangalist team recently took part in the Wild Acre Chili Cook Off, and we’re sharing our recipe with anyone who’s interested.

If you’re like most people, you probably look to your favorite local ad agency for culinary thought leadership. Well, we will not disappoint. Our team recently competed in the Wild Acre Chili Cook Off, which benefited Brotherskeepers, Cuisine for Healing, and Kids Who Care. In classic Evangalist fashion, our entry was less than traditional, using Sam’s recipe for chicken enchilada white chili. We’re biased, but we’re pretty sure it was the most delicious recipe there.

We won’t keep you in suspense; we did not win. However, the response we received from attendants was unquestionably positive. In addition to the killer chili, we also came prepared with all the requisite fixins, including fresh jalapeños, avocado, sour cream, extra cheese, tortilla chips, and much much more.

The recipe goes a little something like this:

Ingredients, Per Crock Pot:

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 24 oz. Chicken Stock
  • 1 Can White Beans
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Onion, Diced
  • 1 Can Green Chiles
  • 1 Can Corn
  • Jalapeños, Diced
  • Chili Powder, To Taste
  • Cayenne Pepper, To Taste
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • Cumin, To Taste
  • Oregano, To Taste
  • Fresh Cilantro, To Taste


  • Cook All Ingredients On High For 4 Hours
  • After 4 Hours, Remove Chicken, Shred, Then Add Back
  • Add:
    • Juice of 2 Limes
    • 1 Block of Cream Cheese
    • ½ Bag of Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Melt For 15 Minutes Then Serve


  • Fresh Jalapeños, Sliced
  • Avocado, Sliced
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Sour Cream

In addition to learning that people loved our chili recipe, we also learned some other valuable lessons. Most of all that there is an entire subculture of competitive chili home chefs with family recipes honed over decades. While we were well aware that chili is the state dish of Texas, we definitely were not aware that we’d be the only amateur chili-ists competing in this particular cook off.

Amateurism aside, we had a great time. We sampled amazing food, drank a lot of cold beer, and gave back to the community. That’s an ideal Saturday for us. Keep an eye out at the next food competition you attend; you may just see the Evangalist team in over their heads but having fun doing it.