Thursday, February 7, 2013

Going Lime Crazy

Let's get Thursday started off. I'll be spending pretty much the entire day in the car. Here's to hoping there is no traffic and no stopping every 30 minutes to pee. Last night was spent packing the key essentials pretty much the whole house for the trip. Okay I admit it: I overpack. You never know when you will need more clothes. Side note: one whole bag is dedicated to food. No one will be going hungry if I'm around.

Now let's focus on my what's been on my dinner menu every night. Chili has been a staple this week since I'm not a big soup person. Warm, comforting food is the best recipe for feeling better. The Chicken Lime Chili is adapted from here.

 Chicken Lime Chili
  • 1 package of cut up chicken breast
  • 1 large sweet potato diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can of white beans
  • 1 can of kidney beans
  • 2 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 lime
1. Bake chicken in the oven on 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Once cooked, cut into stew sized pieces.
2. Put olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the sweet potato and spices. Stir together. Then add in the beans and chicken broth. Cover the pot and bring to a light simmer.
3. Add in the cut up pieces of chicken and stir.
4. Squeeze in juice of a lime and stir,
5. Eat up!

The lime really makes this chili unique. I loved it so much that I was putting lime on everything this week! Lime grilled chicken or lime in my water, I was going lime crazy. This chili is also good for people that do not like spicy red hot chili. It is much milder.

This will be making an appearence in the car today. Already proportioned in individual bags, perfect for boring car rides. Pretzels I have missed you. Glad you are back in my life again.

Let's hope I get to catch my Big Bang Theory and Person of Interest tonight! Thursday night is just not the same without it. <----Favorite tv night if you couldn't tell.

Have a great Thursday!

Do you like spicy food that makes your face turn red after eating?

Do you overpack for trips or are a one bag type person?



  1. The chili looks awesome!!!

    Oh, I always overpack! I am going to NYC Sunday for 2 days and will pack way too much!!!

    You do need to get that sweater! I hope you do!!

  2. i overpack but then somehow always feel like I don't have enough clothes! that chili sounds great!

  3. The chili sounds delish! I always overpack. My boyfriend jokes that I take the same amount of clothes regardless of if we're going for two days or two weeks.


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