Chicken and Asparagus Egg Drop Chili

Day 66

Lacking the harmonious resonance of Artichoke N’ Chicken Chili, but kindred to its more mellifluous brother in both concept and flavor. What Chicken and Asparagus Egg Drop Soup lacks in rhythm, it more than compensates for with soul. Egg drop soups are steady and reassuring, with the chutzpah to assert when appropriate. Fill out the egg drop with chicken and asparagus and you have pneuma. Transfigure this into a chili, and you have atman. Leave me as the lone adult in a house full of kids and you have my thought process devolving into a spiral of esotericism.

Add to a pot:
2 T olive oil
1 lb chicken breast, cubed
8 oz asparagus, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1/3 C jalapeno, diced
½ C onion, diced

Fry on medium heat about 10 minutes.

Add:
½ t Fenugreek
½ t black pepper
2 t dried cilantro
½ t tarragon
1T chili powder
½ t dried ginger
1 t paprika
1 T chicken bullion
4 C water

Bring to a boil and then simmer on low heat 30 minutes.

Add:
2 beaten eggs, stirring as the eggs are slowly added.
Simmer for 5 minutes.

Add
1C diced roma tomato

Serve

Tasting Notes:

Chicken and Asparagus Egg Drop Chili

Chicken and Asparagus Egg Drop Chili

Vege ready

Vege ready

I racked my brain for this recipe. Truth is, there was a guest ITP this evening. A very nice young man whose mother is a chef. (How am I going to compete with that?) If anyone has browsed the previous 66 recipes and still believes that I actually have culinary “chops,” there is a bridge in Brooklyn that I’d like to sell you. Wise enough to realize that I can’t compete with a chef on level ground, this recipe is a “gourmet gadget play.” Think of it as a double reverse option pass.

Paranoid prelude aside, this chili was the best thus far, IMHO. The guest ITP even had seconds (oh, yeah). The full-time ITP really liked it as well. They placed it on even ground with yesterday’s chili- which is high praise. Curiously, no hug today. I’m not miffed, however, as this chili is reward enough. I’d give this the nod over yesterday’s dish, as the spiciness is a notch higher with this one. Simply, egg drop feeds the elan vital.

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