Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Ali's Chicken Chili

Over the weekend my dad came down with a stomach bug so I tried to think of a hearty healthy meal that would be good for someone who just wasn't wanting to eat anything. I gave him several options and he wasn't really feeling it. Then I suggested Chicken Chili! I've never made chicken chili before and I wanted to try and wing it. Here's what I did:

Poach 3 chicken breasts and roughly cut in to bite sized pieces
Sautee 1/2 yellow onion chopped with 4 garlic cloves chopped
Whisk in 1 6 oz. can tomato paste with the garlic and onion
Add 2 cup water and 2 cup chicken stock until smooth
Add one can drained and rinsed black beans
Add 2 cups frozen Trader Joe's roasted corn
Add chopped chicken

Here's what I used for seasoning:
3 Teaspoons Chili Powder
3 Teaspoons Cumin
2 Teaspoons Garlic Salt
1 Teaspoon Salt

It's not really chili weather, but when you are feeling a little down and out, and nothing tastes good, you can't go wrong with some hearty chili. I thought this is really spicy. Like, I broke a sweat eating it, but both my parents who love spice didn't think it was too hot.

You know it's good too when the one under the weather ate a whole bowl and even went back for more.

When I ate it for dinner I paired it with tortilla chips. While I just finished scarfing it down for lunch I had it with some Popped Wheat Thins that were really good!

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