So we have been so busy that we haven't had the time to really go grocery shopping. Every time we go to Sam's Club we get a flat of chicken. We break it down and use it for awhile. Most of the time, some gets BBQ-ed right away and some gets broken into chunks for Indian Butter Chicken, and cooked and shredded for Chicken Enchilada Casserole. This time we didn't BBQ or make casserole. So I was left with a better portion of chicken. I didnt feel like using a crapload of freezer bags just to throw them away. So I puled out a gallon sized one. Bad idea. The chicken turned into a frozen rock that has taken 4 days to thaw.
So Monday night, I made a thrown together dinner. We only had 1 can of chili and that is barely enough to feed two of us. So I beefing up began. I started by making green chili cornbread. Then I boiled some frozen shrimp. The shrimp was boiled in a fluid mixture of green chili sauce, hot sauce, water, and herbs and spices.
Next I sauteed and onion, garlic and green bell pepper until the onion was translucent. I added the canned chili, 1/2 can of chickpeas, and 1/2 can of water and simmered on low heat. Lastly, I added the cooked and peeled shrimp and mixed it all evenly.
I served the chili mixture over a square of cornbread. For a meal that was slammed together, I was delightfully surprised with how it turned out. It was packed full of veggies and meat, and proteins, and most importantly, Flavor!