Chicken Chili

Chicken Chili

chicken chilli


1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 celery stalks, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular)
4 cups chicken broth
1 cup 3% milk
1/4 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups frozen corn
1-1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced
1 can white kidney beans, drained, rinsed
Salt and pepper to taste
Shredded cheddar cheese and avocado for topping (optional)


In a large pot over low-medium heat, saute onion, garlic, and celery in butter until tender. Reduce heat to low and stir in seasonings, chicken broth, milk, sour cream, corn, chicken, and can beans.

Place remaining can of beans in food processor and pulse several times until smooth. Stir bean-puree into chili and season with salt and pepper. Bring chili to a simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally until chili is heated through.

Serve chili warm with cheese and avocado if desired.





Orange Beef Curry

orange beef curry
3 cups white rice
2 cups of diced cooked leftover roast beef
1 cup of chopped celery
1 cup of chopped carrots
1/2 cup dice dried apricots
1 peeled diced orange
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
3/4 cup orange marmalade
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon peeled and chopped ginger
1 teaspoon of curry
1/2 cup orange juice


Cook the white rice according to package directions.

Dice up leftover roast beef in a bowl add celery, carrots, apricots and orange

In a medium bowl add the cornstarch, marmalade, garlic, vinegar, ginger, curry and orange juice and whisk until well combined.

Combine everything together and add to slowcooker on low for 4 -6 hours

Serve over rice


Zesty Quinoa Salad with Kale, Apples and Celery


1/3 cup Ranch Dressing
1/3 cup Apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup Apple juice
2 cups Very thinly sliced kale (trimmed and ribs removed)
1/2 tsp Salt
2 cups Cooked and drained quinoa
1/2 cup Thinly sliced celery
1 Apple, chopped
1/2 cup Chopped pecans


Toss the kale with the vinegar and salt; let stand for 15 minutes.
Whisk the dressing with the apple juice.
Toss the kale with the quinoa, apple, celery and dressing mixture until well coated.
Sprinkle pecans over top.