Turmeric Chicken, Chorizo & Pinto Bean Skillet (GF/DF)

This quick one-dish recipes has so many flavors that go so well together and it comes together quickly and easily! You can use regular rice or serve it over cauliflower rice. And it’s pretty! We eat with our eyes first, right?

Turmeric Chicken, Chorizo & Pinto Bean Skillet

Turmeric Chicken, Chorizo & Pinto Bean Skillet
Makes 6 servings

1 small onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
4 ounces ground chorizo
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 15oz can pigeon peas or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups cauliflower rice
cilantro, chopped

  1. Add the chorizo to a medium skillet.  Cook over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes or until browned, stirring and chopping frequently. 
    Remove the chorizo from the skillet into a bowl and keep warm.
  2. Cook the chicken in the same skillet 2-3 minutes or until browned.  Remove the chicken and place in the bowl with the chorizo and set aside. 
  3. In the same skillet, combine the onion, bell pepper, and garlic.  Cook 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat or until the onion begins to soften.  Add the stock, pigeon peas, oregano, turmeric and salt and bring to a boil. 
  4. Add the chorizo and chicken to the skillet, cover and reduce the heat to low.  Simmer 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed and the chicken and chorizo are cooked through.  Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. 
  5. Spoon the rice into serving bowls. Top with the chicken and chorizo mixture, sprinkle with cilantro (if desired) and serve.

Enjoy!

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Tuscan Chicken Bean Soup (GF/DF)

You will love all of the flavors in this soup! We finished our bowls, licked them clean and then tried to lick them again because we didn’t want the deliciousness to end!

Three whole heads of garlic might seem like a lot, but roasting them before adding to the soup gives a mild, mellow taste. If you don’t have the seasoning mix, check the notes at the bottom for substitutions!

Tuscan Chicken Bean Soup

Tuscan Chicken Bean Soup
Makes 4 servings

3 whole heads garlic (about 48 cloves), unpeeled
3/4 tsp salt, divided
3 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 green bell peppers
1 medium onion
1 lb ground chicken
1 packet Tuscan Herb Chicken Mix
1 can (15.5 oz) Great Northern beans, drained
2 1/4 cups chicken stock

  1. Heat the oven to 400˚F.
  2. Slice about 1/4-inch off the pointed top of garlic heads to expose cloves. Place garlic cut side up in an oven-safe bowl. Sprinkle head of garlic with 1/4 tsp of the salt and drizzle with 2 tbsp of the oil. Cover and bake 30-40 minutes or until garlic is soft. Set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, combine peppers and onion in a Dutch Oven. Sauté, stirring occasionally, 4 minutes. Add chicken and seasoning mix and continue to cook, breaking the chicken into crumbles, until chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes longer.
  4. Meanwhile, gently squeeze cooled garlic from heads into a bowl, discarding the skins and mash. Add garlic, beans, and stock to the Dutch Oven and mix gently. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Ladle into bowls and serve.

Cook’s notes: If you don’t have the seasoning mix, use:
2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves (or 2 teaspoons dried)
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoons fennel seeds
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

Enjoy!

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