When my oldest nephew was in college, he had my sister and I come out a few times to do cooking demos for him and his buddies. It was really more about us getting to know everyone and feeding them than their actually learning anything, but we were all good with that.
On one such trip, we learned that one of his buddies, Liam, made an awesome Chicken Chili, so of course we made sure to get the recipe before we left. We have been eating variations of it ever since.
I never had a slow cooker of my own. It's not as though it's a huge expense or anything - I just never saw myself using one. After using my sister's to make a cheater version of an Armenian dish, Harissa , I started re-thinking that. I then made Oatmeal , Root Beer Pulled Pork , and even a Pot Roast in a slow cooker. As one of my Christmas presents this year, I got one of my very own. Thanks sis! So it was only natural that I christen it with a batch of Chicken Chili, the making of which I had thus far left to her.