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.
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
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
Spoon rice onto plate. Top with cilantro, tomatoes, chicken. Yum.
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,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.