With the weather turning cold, it’s time to break out the warm fuzzy recipes. This makes great leftovers you can use in different ways, use your imagination with what’s left! While this serves my family as a dinner, there isn’t much paring down that you can do to make it smaller, so let me know what you end up doing with your leftovers! Imagine nachos, wraps, a topping for a burger and so much more!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups chopped onion *optional
- 4 large garlic cloves minced (or 2 tsps garlic minced)
- 1 pkg taco seasoning
- 1 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts or chicken tenderloins washed and cubed
- 12 oz chicken broth
- 1 large jalapeño pepper seeded, finely chopped (or 7-8 pre-sliced jalapeños from jar)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander **
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin **
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder **
- 2 cans 14.5 ounces each diced tomatoes in juice
- 2 cans Great Northern beans 16 oz drained and rinsed well
- 1 can pinto beans
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 cups frozen corn kernels thawed, or fresh
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste **
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion *optional
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro **
- 2 bags rice as a side or to serve over
- tortilla chips
**can be left out since you use a package of taco seasoning
(I listed the onions optional, as we're trying to avoid onions, as it bothers our tummies.)
- Heat olive oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat.
- When oil is very hot, add onion(if you're using it) and garlic; saute until onion begins to brown (if not using it, just wait about a minute or so).
- Add cubed chicken and brown on all sides.
- Begin water in saucepan to boil for rice, add rice when boiling until finished.
- Add chopped jalapeño, seasonings, crushed tomatoes, broth and beans.
- Reduce heat and simmer for about 5 minutes; add juice of one lime and stir in the corn kernels.
- Cook chicken chili, stirring occasionally, until rice is ready.
- Serve with sour cream, chopped red onion (optional) and chopped cilantro over or paired next to rice, topped with tortilla chips.