Monday, August 8, 2011

Weeknight Chicken Chili

It turns out that Man CAN live on bread alone, but it's not a good idea. 

We are working on a healthier diet for medical reasons.  Brings up memories of my father being put on a bland diet late in life, broiled chicken breast with non-salt seasoning. Ick.  I'm not ready for bland and looking for options.  

I think it's important to realize that food isn't very complicated.  The food shows that we all watch these days try to make it look complicated and fancy and chefy, but real food isn't that.  

Weeknight Chicken Chili

Leftover cooked chicken from another meal (about 1 1/2 c.) chopped
2 cans (14.5 oz) tomatoes and 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 (15 oz) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (14.5 oz) corn, drained

Now, 1 T. canola oil in the pot with 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 a red pepper diced.  The ingredients listed above - dump them in.  1 t. chili powder and 1/2 t. cumin. I'm a light-weight with spicy food so more if you wish. 

And 1 jalapeno seeded and finely chopped.  Using a lot of fresh hot pepper is new to me, but it isn't rocket science, its cheap, and adds tons of flavor.  I'm finding that jalapenos give a great flavor without that much spiciness.  And that's what I'm looking for.  Put it all on a very low simmer.  Add a little water if you want it looser.

Now, feed the dog, water the patio plants, do a few chores until we are ready to eat.


And take a moment to enjoy myself. 10 - 15 minutes. Not too much to ask for out of life.

An enormous black bee is enjoying this flower.  Really cool.

I like to top chili with cheese. 

You can top yours with whatever you want, 'cause it's your chili. 

A printable copy



  1. this looks great! you know what happens when you follow a blog, you get attached to the blogger, and when they don't post for awhile, you get nervous. Glad you're back with no dramatic news of things gone wrong!

  2. This looks delicious. I love cheese on chili, too. But I like mine with corn chips. It's great to see you tonight.

  3. Thanks both of you. We are busy making some changes in our lives, but they are changes for the better.

  4. Thanks for sharing Delicious Recipe. Its so yummy

  5. That's good look and yummy chicken recipes. its my favorite food and very interesting info share in the post. thanks