White Chicken Chili

This is my most favorite thing to make in the winter. It is savory and delicious and surprisingly healthy.

INGREDIENTS:

One package of ground chicken

2 cans of great northern beans

1 can of black beans

2 cans of Rotel

2 cups of chicken broth

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 lime

2 tbsp of fresh cilantro

*optional- I add 3 tbsp of a Mexican beer if I have one handy.

Chili seasoning mix

1/2 tbsp of salt

1 tsp of pepper

1/2 tsp of cumin

1/2 tsp of corriander

1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

1/2 tsp of chili powder

1/2 tsp of garlic powder

*mix all ingredients in a bowl and set aside*

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INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Sauté onion in 1 tbsp of olive oil  in a large pot until translucent.

2.Turn heat to medium and add ground chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Drain once done (about 12 minutes)

3.  Dump chicken back into the pot and add the chicken broth, beans (please wash black beans prior to adding to mixture), Rotel and seasoning mix. Bring to a boil.

4. Turn heat down to medium low and add the beer, if using, juice of half the lime and the fresh cilantro.

I allow it to simmer for about 15 minutes before serving. You can simmer longer if time permits.

Add your favorite chili fixins. I do avocado, tortilla chips, shredded cheese and sour cream.

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Grilled Chicken over Cilantro Lime Rice

This recipe came about from some leftovers,hunger and using what I had in my kitchen. This meal takes about 15 maybe 20 minutes to make.

Season the chicken with salt, pepper, curry and a dash of paprika. Sear on both sides on medium high heat in olive oil. Turn the heat to medium low and let simmer for fifteen minutes.

Cilantro Lime Rice

2 cups of water
1 cup of rice
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup of fresh cilantro

Directions: Cook rice according to package instructions. While the rice is cooking,start on the pineapple salsa.
Come back to the rice and add the lime and the cilantro. I add a dash of salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir together.

Pineapple Salsa

1/2 chopped red onion
1 tomato
1/4 cup of chopped jalepeno peppers
3/4 cup of chopped fresh pineapple
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro
Combine all ingredients except the juice of the lime and mix with fork. Once all ingredients are mixed, add the juice of the lime and stir again. Set aside.

Measure one cup of the rice out and place on plate. Top with the piece of chicken and then
spoon some of the salsa on top of the dish. Voila! Dinner is served!