Monday, January 17, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Sewp

I have been craving healthy food lately. Could be because I still have 13 pounds of baby weight to lose, could be due to the OBSESSION I have with cookies. Regardless, this is a healthy, yummy and easy recipe that I tweaked from Pioneer Woman's recipe.

First, chop up a red bell pepper, green pepper and onion.
Saute in a tablespoon of olive oil until softened and add 2-3 garlic cloves, minced of course. 
Next, shred a rotisserie chicken and add in the pot.
Now for the heat..aka..flavor. My husband and I like really flavorful food. When I finish a dish, especially a southwestern dish, I've usually given the hot sauce bottle a few shakes, the cayenne pepper a few pinches and a lot of salt and pepper. I know I've gone overboard when my bestie Kelly starts to get sweat bubbles on her forehead. Wuss. 
Ok, so for this soup...I used 2 tablespoons cumin, 1 tablespoon chili pepper, a few pinches of red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon garlic powder. I didn't measure my salt and pepper, but I used about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a few shakes of Lowry's. As for the pepper, I turned my pepper mill a good 10 times. "Some like it HOT".
Add one large can of diced tomatoes and a small can of rotel. Simmer for a bit and then add 2 cans of drained black beans and a can of shoe peg corn.
**Pioneer Goddess, I mean Woman, suggested mixing a tablespoon of corn  mill with a tablespoon of warm water to add to the pot. I tried this and I liked it. Sorry I forgot the picture. It added a little thickness and corn flavor to the pot.
Finn dropped his pacifier at this point and I'm glad he did. I had to regroup, clean off his paci and check out the recipe. I almost forgot to add a small can of tomato paste. Phew. that was a close one. The tomato paste is a must.
Add in a box of chicken stock and let it simmer away. Change a dirty diaper, play "ride this horsey" and wipe the drool off your baby. THEN, cut up a lime, some cilantro, onion and get the cheddar ready. Sewp time!
I also added some sour cream and avocado, along with some Chalula. We are trying to watch our weight here in the Westover casa, so I went with baked tortilla chips rather than Frito Scoops. It worked.


Mary said...

This looks quite delicious and perfect for a winter day. I really like this. I'm so glad you paid a visit to my blog. I hope you'll come by often. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Kelly said...

Actually Misty, the little beads of sweat typically form on my nose and upper lip. But no matter how much your spicy food makes me sweat, I still love eating it! :)