Thursday, March 20, 2014

White Chicken Chilli

Chilli... in a healthy and IC friendly form.  Score!!!  Found here... modified slightly.

1lb Ground Chicken
2 Cans White Cannelloni Beans (one regular, one mashed for thickness)
1/2 C chopped Sweet Onion
1/2 C chopped Celery
1/2 chopped Red Bell Pepper
1/2 chopped Yellow Bell Pepper
2 Cups Chicken Stock
1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
1 Tbsp All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Dried Oregano
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
Garnish with friendly cheese (Mozzo or mild cheddar for me) and Sour Cream if you can handle.

In a large Pot over medium heat warm the oil.  Add chopped veggies and sautee for 5 min.  Add chicken and cook through (at least 5 minutes).  Add the garlic, flour, cumin and oregano.   Cook, stirring over low heat 2 minutes.   Add the broth while stirring.  Increase heat and bring to a boil stirring occasionally.  Reduce hea tto simmering and cook 10 minutes longer.   Add the beans.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add garnishes if wish.

Creamy Dijon Pork

Warning!  Not everything in this recipe is IC friendly.  I allow myself cheat days occasionally and know my limits.  I can handle and LOVE dijon mustard every once in a while.   I was tired of my same old pork recipes so I googled white sauce pork recipes and found this one at  WOW WOW WOW!!!!  Maybe it's my love for Dijon Mustard, but this was so delicious!!!  I think it'd still be good cooked friendly (sans Dijon Mustard) if I was being more careful.  
2 Boneless Pork Chops
1/4 Cup Green onion... white & green parts
1-2 Cups Chicken Stock
3/4 Cup Half & Half
1 Tbsp Butter
1 Tbsp Parsley
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard (Unfriendly: omit if it bothers you)
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Cornstarch
Salt & Pepper

Sprinkle Chops with Salt and Pepper.  Heat them in Olive Oil in pan over medium high heat.  Pan sear them till brown on each side (about 2-3 minutes per side).  Add Green onion and saute along side about a minute or two until soft.   Add Chicken Stock and bring to a simmer.   Cook until Chops are cooked through (about 10 minutes) flipping occasionally.    Remove Chops and cover in foil to keep warm.  Add the half and half & butter and simmer for 3 minutes to reduce.   Add the cornstarch if you want thicker.  Add Dijon Mustard and Parsley, mix well.   Pour over Chops and enjoy!

Serves 2.