This Sunday, instead of sharing my weekend (it wasn’t all too exciting – I left the house a total of two times on Saturday…), I’m going to share a recipe I made yesterday. I’ll share some of my weekend treats on Tuesday, deal?
Oh, and one more thing, I have a sweet treat coming your way tomorrow. Don’t you worry, even though I’m eating clean at the moment, I am still busy baking in the kitchen ;)
As I told you before the New Year, I recently began the Advocare 24-Day Challenge and have been searching for recipes that involve only clean foods. Friday night and most of the day on Saturday was spent in the kitchen developing and cooking up tasty, whole food recipes – one of which, I am excited to share with you today!
Mexican Chicken Stew.
The recipe I adapted to create this stew originally referred to it as a chili but both Kyle and I agreed that it is much more of a Mexican “tortilla” soup than a chili.
In addition to being an Advocare/whole foods-friendly recipe, it’s made in a crock pot. Yep, you read that right. A healthy meal made with whole, real ingredients ready for you when you get home from the office with little to no effort on your part.
Plus, it doesn’t taste healthy and can satisfy an intense Mexican craving in a hurry… It doesn’t get much better than that!
Mexican Chicken Stew (Adapted from The Gracious Pantry)
Makes 8 servings
- 1 pound boneless chicken (I used chicken thighs)
- 1-16 oz can diced tomatoes
- 4-16 oz cans Great Northern beans (or any white bean), drained and rinsed
- 3 jalapenos, seeded and diced
- 2 onions, chopped
- 6 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- Optional toppings, cheese and avocado
In a sauce pan, heat onions and garlic in olive oil until tender, approximately 4-6 minutes. Meanwhile, combine chicken, tomatoes, beans, jalapenos, spices and broth in a crock pot. Once onions and garlic are sauteed, mix them into the crockpot. Cook on low for 8-9 hours. With one hour remaining, remove chicken, shred with a fork and mix back into stew once shredded. Spoon into bowls, top with your favorite toppings such as cheese and avocados and enjoy!
This stew made the entire apartment (including the hallways – I think the neighbors were jealous!) smell amazing while cooking and is the perfect recipe for a cold, snowy day. Kyle has already asked that this be made again… I have him hooked on clean eating, now to get him hooked on Advocare… ;)
What did you do this weekend? Tell me something fun, I need to live vicariously through you as the weather is keeping me inside!