Thursday, June 25, 2009

Licking My Bowl

If you don't know already...I don't cook. If I can't make it in 5 minutes, we don't eat it. That means our typical weekly fare is: salads, baked potatos, BLTs (I buy the pre-cooked bacon), chili (from a can), pasta, hamburger get the picture. I should be ashamed but I am holding down three full time jobs: CPA & mommy (that's the equivalent of two according to some study). ANYWAY, I found a website for "fast" healthy meals and tried this one. I JUST finished licking my bowl and had to blog about it.

10 min prep
30 min boil and simmer

Here's the recipe according to me (original measurements in parentheses)...

4 chicken breasts (1 1/2 lbs)
2 tsp olive oil
5 celery stalks (1 cup diced)
1 medium yellow onion (2 cups chopped)
2 cloves garlic
1 Tblsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp dried oregano (I used "ground")
1/4 cup whole wheat flour (yes, it's sold at Walmart)
3 cups chicken broth (a little less than 2 regular soup cans)
1 can evaporated milk
4 cans beans - drain 2; I used 2 light kidney and two pinto (2 cans white beans in original)
1 can corn - drained (no corn in original)
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup sour cream

1. Cut chicken into cubes
2. Heat olive oil in a big soup pot. Add chicken. Cook until no longer pink.
3. Add celery, onion and garlic. I put my celery and onion into the food processor bc I don't like to crunch on them. Put the garlic through a press. Mix well and cook for a minute until veggies soften.
4. Add chili powder, cumin & oregano. Stir well. Cook for a minute.
5. Add flour. Stir until chicken is well coated.
6. Add the broth and evaporated milk. Bring to a boil then lower heat and simmer 10 minutes.
7. Add beans, salt, pepper & corn. Stir and simmer 15 minutes, stir occasionally.
8. Remove from heat. Add sour cream right before serving.

P.S. Let me clarify: I love to bake sweets. I hate to cook.


Meredith said...

Sounds yummy! I'm always looking for new easy meals so I will definitely try that one!

Emily said...

Mmm...sounds good. I'll have to try that one.