Happy Monday, Y’all!
I’m keeping things short today. It’s Monday, I have to go to work, and I had some fun distractions.
Yesterday evening Lisa called because she was near my neighborhood. We agreed that she should stop by and
drink beer with us say hi. Then my Carolina Panthers were playing on Sunday Night Football. Woot!
Cam – if you are reading this I think you’re adorable, a fantastic QB, and I wish you were my son.
I hope that wasn’t too creepy.
In this house football season = chili season. Normally I do a beef, bean, tomato sauce type chili, but I happened to have roasted a couple of chickens, so I used half of one for a spicy chicken, white bean, and kale chili for Chris. I used the other half for a chicken, rice, and vegetable soup for me.
FULL DISCLOSURE: If you have been following this here website for more than 6.32 minutes, you know that I’m a complete weenie when it comes to spicy. I made this spicy chicken, white bean, and kale chili for Chirs – not me. I sacrificed myself and tasted this chili because I can’t in good conscience publish a recipe on this here website that I haven’t at least tasted. It was way too spicy for me and had too many peppers – I know that isn’t a great endorsement for my creation. Like I said, I made it for Chris and he absolutely LOVED it. It peppers and spicy blow your dress up, this chili is for you!
- 1 white onion, diced
- 4-5 jalapeno peppers, diced
- 4-5 serrano peppers, diced
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 of a whole cooked chicken, shredded into large pieces
- 3-4 cups kale, roughly chopped, stems removed
- 1-1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- salt and pepper
- In a large Dutch oven, combine butter and olive oil over medium heat
- When butter is melted and oil is hot add onions, jalapeno and serrano peppers, cook until onions are translucent and peppers are soft, 2-3 minutes
- Add garlic and cook 1 minute
- Sprinkle flour over vegetables and cook another 1 minute
- Add chicken stock, beans, chicken, and spices
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer 20 minutes
- Add kale and simmer until kale is tender, 10 -12 minutes
- Adjust seasonings and serve with crackers or crusty bread