ShangriLa Chicken Rice Chili

Day 53
The inmates may be running the asylum. In order to engage the ITP long enough to force chili into their gullets, I am forced to recite, ad nauseam, a well-rehearsed dictum outlining the relative merits of various classic NES characters. I am not certain if Mario is simply displaying kind-hearted tendencies as he sets out to rescue Princess Peach or if he has something else in mind. I have a pretty solid hypothesis. If you are wondering what I’m thinking, I’m not going to say exactly. I will say this- just check out Mario’s kick-ass ‘stache, it should clue you in. This all being supposition, what I would really like to know is whether the 8-bit Italian Plumber would care for a bowl of chili.

Dice this:
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
Mix this:
½ C flour
1 T chili powder
1 t paprika
1 t cumin
Coat chicken with seasoned flour.
Fry in olive oil for ~10 minutes or until cooked through.
Place cooked chicken in a bowl.

Add to the pot:
3 cups water
1 ½ C Jasmine Rice
1 t Mexican Oregano
2 t chicken bullion
1 t chili powder
1 (4 oz) can of diced green chilis
Boil until liquid is absorbed and rice is fully cooked.

1 C cilantro
! C Roma tomatoes

To serve:
Spoon rice onto plate. Top with cilantro, tomatoes, chicken. Yum.

Tasting Notes:

Modular is the way to go. As I was busy pantomiming the cheat code for Contra, Mrs. Chili365 heaped the junior ITPs’ plates with extra tomatoes and cilantro. Talk about a vitamin packed power-up. All is fair in nutrition and chili. The tasting critiques all came back positive. The chicken was moist, well-seasoned, and down-right tasty. The rice supplied enough punch to make you take notice- clearly it wasn’t on the plate as mere window dressing. If you have some time,

ShangriLa Chicken Rice Chili

ShangriLa Chicken Rice Chili

The ITP ins into creating still-lifes.

The ITP ins into creating still-lifes.

Don't tell my hens, but this is fantastic.

Don’t tell my hens, but this is fantastic.

throw some chopped green onion and chopped green olive on this masterpiece. Definitely a winner, this chili is simple, tasty and fun to make. This is Shangrila and you_have_gathered for the feast.

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3 Responses to ShangriLa Chicken Rice Chili

  1. Pluim says:

    Looks great! Will be trying this tomorrow. ITP #3 did a great job!

  2. Andy says:

    I see you’ve finally succumb to the Six Points brow-beatings you’d been receiving.

  3. spasture says:

    With regard to instruments of frontal lobotomy, a finer tasting one does not exist.

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