It wasn’t until recently that I understood America’s obsession with football and the Super Bowl. Prior to actually learning the rules of the game, the Super Bowl was just another social opportunity to indulge in a little too much eats. However, about the time I started to become football literate, I also learned the importance of eating well. All the pro football players have personal chefs and team dietitians who encourage them to eat healthy, so why shouldn’t their fans?
Take a healthy stance on some of your favorite Super Bowl recipes, or try this new one—Superfan Chicken Salsa Chili. In addition to giving you a good warm up, this recipe is sure to prevent your figure from resembling that of an offensive lineman!
Superfan Chicken Salsa Chili
Makes 1 gallon (enough to feed your team at home)
- 2lbs boneless, skinless chicken, diced
- 1.5 cups diced onion
- 1 green pepper
- 1 red pepper
- 2 Tbsp jalapeno pepper, coarsely pureed
- 2 tsp finely chopped garlic
- 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro
- 3 Tbsp chili powder
- Pinch of crushed chili pepper
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 16 oz garbanzo beans
- 16 oz chili beans
- 16 oz black beans
- 29 oz stewed tomatoes
- 29 oz tomato puree
- Fresh lime juice to taste
- Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes and sear in olive oil.
- Saute cooked chicken with onions and garlic.
- Open beans, tomatoes, and broth and add to large pot.
- Add peppers, spices, and chicken to pot. Stir until combined.
- Simmer chili for 4-8 hours.
- Garnish with low fat cheese and avocado if you please
Who is going to win, the Ravens or the 49ers?