Chili has to have tomatoes, right?
Well, I finally gave in and went to my kitchen to create a chicken chili.
Am I glad I did?
This recipe is linked to Eat At Home, Ingredient Spotlight.
Chopped the chicken in chunks (say that 10 times fast...), and gathered other ingredients from the kitchen that I thought would be good in this soup.
And why am I so stuck on soup at the end of May?
I have no explanation for that. Sorry.
But soup is one food that is so versatile. You get your meats and veggies all in one dish.
And it's very satisfying.
I am a bean lover, and the more the better.
Just so you know, my favorite bean is the black bean.
A little bit of information about me....
That doesn't look very white to me....
But was my first attempt at making chicken chili a success?
It sure was.
This is definitely going on my favorite soup list.
I need to steer clear of my assumptions.
Just look at what I was missing out on.
1 medium onion
2 small zucchini (one green and one yellow), chopped (with skins on)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 TBS olive oil
7 c. water seasoned with chicken soup base (according to directions on container). I used the water I cooked the chicken in. Take out 1 cup of broth and set aside.
2 (15.5 oz.) cans great northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15.5 oz.) can butter beans, rinsed and drained
2 TBS minced fresh parsley
1 TBS lemon juice
chili seasoning to taste (I used half of the chili seasoning recipe). Add and taste to your liking. I found out that half is too much, unless you like spicy, spicy chili (which I do).
2 TBS cornstarch
1 c. reserved chicken broth
4 chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped
In a large saucepan, cook onion, garlic, and zucchini in oil until tender (till onion is translucent) about 5 minutes. Stir in broth, beans, parsley, lemon juice, and chili seasoning, bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into chili. Add chicken. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
"Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15
Yup, I am kind of ashamed of myself for ignoring this great dish. My assumptions took over me and did not give me a chance to see the truth. To know the truth.
Because God will examine what kind of workers we have been for him, we should build our lives on His Word and build His Word into our lives. His Word alone tells us how to live for Him and serve Him. Worshipers who ignore the Bible will certainly be ashamed of their actions and thoughts. Diligent Bible study is vital, otherwise we will be making assumptions on God and our true purpose for living.