I think I have said it about 30 times on this blog but I love chicken thighs. I really am not a fan of chicken breast because it just doesn't have enough flavor for me. Thighs are cheaper too, what's not to love? Well, besides that extra fat. This is a pretty low fat recipe so its ok to use the thighs, I promise.
This recipe contains two big NO ingredients for the husband, beans and chicken. But in good news he has decided he now likes cole slaw and raviolis. I am making a little bit of progress over here.
Looks simple enough right? I cut it in half because this recipe serves 4. Let's get cooking.
You will need flour, chili powder, tomato paste, red or green pepper, whatever beans you like, tomatoes, garlic, chicken, chicken broth and onion. I bet you have most of this at your house right now!
Chop up the garlic, onion and pepper. I used my garlic press for my garlic. I was always a little hesitant about buying a press, but now I love mine.
Mix the spices into the flour.
Coat the chicken in the seasoned flour and shake off any excess.
Heat the oil in the pan and get the chicken in there. Brown it for about 5 minutes, turning to get them browned all over.
Once they are browned get them out of there! I also removed most of the oil because I barely need any in my ceramic coated pan.
Let the chicken hang out on some paper towels. I could have fried it a bit longer I think, but it tasted pretty darn good.
Get your veggies in and cook those for about 3 minutes.
Add in the chicken broth, tomatoes, beans and tomato paste. Bring this tasty mixture to a boil.
Get the chicken back in and reduce the heat. Pop the lid on and let it cook for about 30 minutes.
I love this picture because you can see that I am in a normal kitchen, and my normal kitchen is not always perfectly clean.
After 30 minutes you are ready to eat! This was tasty and very filling, I was looking forward to the leftovers too.
The next day I chopped up the remaining chicken, added some more broth and turned it into a delicious soup. I think I liked this even better than the way I had it the previous day.
I hope you are all having a great week! Tom (the picky husband) and I have been watching the Star Trek movies on Netflix and enjoying some Spring Training baseball on TV. What are you guys up to this week?