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Spicy Yellow Chicken Chili

When I was younger I hated chili, but I LOVED the smell. My best friend’s mom would make a whole bunch of it on cold days, and as I bundled up to make the quarter-mile walk back home, she would hand me a little Dixie cup full to keep me warm. I always ended up picking out the big chunks of beef, carefully maneuvering around the tomato chunks and “unknowns”.

I’ve never made chili before this year, but now I’m on a kick. I like mine with chicken, lots of spice and corn. I also strongly contend that all vegetables should be minced, no piece larger than a corn kernel.

This weekend I used a white chicken recipe my friend Emily gave me, and gave it a twist based on what I had in my kitchen, and my perfectionist desire to have a color theme. I had corn and yellow peppers, so the theme was yellow. If I was really motivated I should have gotten some squash or yellow tomatoes…next time.

First I browned my chicken in a large saucepan with a minced onion, garlic salt and some canola oil. Meanwhile I minced my yellow peppers.

After the chicken was cooked, I added 2 cans of great northern beans (drain the juice out), a can of chicken broth, my corn, spices and my peppers.

Bring the concoction to a boil, then put on low to simmer for a half hour


All you have to do then is throw in the sour cream and whipping cream to make it creamy, then put in a bowl with some sharp cheddar cheese for garnish.

I makes about 6 servings, but between me and Logan it was miraculously gone in 12 hours. Hmmm…

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) great northern beans
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 yellow bell pepper
1 cup frozen corn
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1/2 cup whipping cream
Sharp cheddar cheese for garnish.

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Food Project Conclusion

“Life itself is the proper binge.”  –Julia Child

Today concludes my little experiment with eating better, and to celebrate I allowed myself a nice cold Diet Coke. Two weeks without having any pop, and frankly, I was unimpressed. What I did really enjoy was the chicken chili I had waiting for me in the crock-pot for when we got off the boat. Totally made up for being pretty much the only one on the sand bar without a beer in hand. There was some talk of bringing a bottle of Vodka out, but my brother has had better ideas.

Going forward I’m going to keep giving up gluten. Not only is my skin clearer, but also I haven’t slept in my car during lunches, or had my 3pm fatigue. I absolutely want to see how this plays out over the next few months.

I’m also pretty happy with my juicer. I admit that I’ve found some bad combinations. Particularly, I learned celery and grapefruit shouldn’t be combined. I hate grapefruit. Have you had freshly made apple juice, though? Yum.

Here’s some delicious gf cookies I made from a Bob’s mix–

Tomorrow I’m starting my next project where I make an effort to do my own thing and better cultivate my passions. Pave my own path if you will.