Friday Flowers and a little comfort food for the weekend!

Rachel Ray's Firey Chicken yummy!

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 whole green bell pepper, chopped **
  • 1 whole red bell pepper, chopped **
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro **
  • 4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large chipotle chile in adobo sauce, finely chopped, sauce reserved
  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, thinly sliced (I use all chicken breasts)
  • Two 28-ounce cans diced tomatoes with their juice ( I use 1 28-oz petite cut tomatoes and 1 28 oz crushed tomatoes)
  • Three 15.5-ounce cans pinto beans, rinsed
  • Chopped avocados, cilantro leaves, grated cheddar cheese, chopped scallions and sour cream, for serving

Smart move
Freeze the chicken for about 30 minutes before slicing.


  1. In a large, heavy saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt and paprika and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened and the spices are fragrant, about 7 minutes. Stir in the chipotle and 1 tablespoon adobo sauce. Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until the meat begins to turn opaque, about 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and beans and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover, increase the heat and simmer the chili briskly, stirring often, until thickened, 25 to 30 minutes.

  2. Add more adobo sauce to taste, serve the chili with avocados, cilantro, cheese, scallions and sour cream.

** what I add to the recipe



  1. yummy, looks delicious. Love the planter.

  2. Beautiful flowers. And the chili looks delish but I'm the only chili-eater in my house! Boo.

  3. Yummm-mee!!

    With all this rain, I'm feeling like fixing a pot of soup myself.

    After this next round of showers, I'm hoping to position a Fall wreath on the front door.... in the meantime, I'm enjoying your Friday flowers :)

  4. wil you bring some to my house? i'm starving!!!!

  5. Hee. Still waiting with your bags packed?

    That recipe looks yummo...and soul warming.

  6. Looks delish Renae!!!!!!!!!

    Stop by would love to have you in our party for wednesday--let me know!

    love, kelee

  7. Mmmm mmm - I am going to have to try this ... maybe this Sunday!! Thanks for sharing


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