adapted from Cooking Light (June 2012)
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 cup red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 mini sweet peppers, red, yellow, or orange, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
1 tbsp. smoked paprika
2 tsp. crushed red pepper (reduce to 1 tsp. if sharing with spice-averse guests)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
2 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen)
4 cups chicken broth
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup queso fresco, crumbled
1 lime, cut into wedges
1. Heat a Dutch oven or other large pot over medium-high heat. Add the oil, onion, garlic, peppers, and jalapeño. Saute for a 3 minutes. Add paprika, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper. Cook for 30 seconds.
2. Add the chicken, corn, broth, tomatoes, and beans. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Serve with cilantro, queso fresco, lime wedges, and tortilla chips.
Then, make deconstructed plates for the kiddos using the ingredients on hand. Everybody wins.