2nd April Recipe test with Anna!

An easy dinner was the order of the day for our second April recipe test at Anna’s apartment. We made a chicken and green chili tacos and apple crisp for dessert.

The cast of characters for the chicken and green chili tacos:

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The finished chicken/spices/green chili:


The cast of characters for the apple crisp:


Such an easy process. Just peel the apples, cut them up and dump them in the pan- cover the pan with parchment paper or foil for easy cleanup:


Then mix up the ingredients and dump over the apples. Stick it in the oven. Done. Could hardly be easier:


Our dinner!


And since I forgot to take a picture of the tacos since I was so hungry- here’s the shot from the website Anna found the recipe at:


And here’s our apple crisp. Oh. My. Word. SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!:


The Recipes:

Easy Chicken & Green Chili Tacos

Yield: 3-4 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10-15 minutes

Total Time: 25-30 minutes


For the Chicken:
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1/2″ cubes
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4.5 ounce can of chopped green chilies
1-2 dashes cayenne, optional

For Serving:
Taco Shells and/or tortillas
Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Shredded lettuce
Sliced black olives
Diced tomatoes
Sour Cream
Lime Wedges


For the Chicken:
Heat the oil in a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and sear (breaking apart the pieces with a spatula as is cooks; chicken tends to stick together). Saute chicken for 6-10 minutes, or until chicken is completely cooked through. Sprinkle spices over the chicken & stir until well combined. Lastly, add the green chilies and cayenne if adding. Mixture will come to a bubble; reduce heat to low to keep warm while serving.

To Serve:
Warm taco shells (or tortillas) and add cheese first, then top with hot chicken and green chili mixture. Add desired garnishes and serve!


Preheat oven to 400°

Bake 40-60 minutes
Peel and slice approximately 5 cups apples
1 tsp cinnamon
½ cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup flour
Place apple slices in pan.
Mix other ingredients and crumble on top
Bake until bubbling
This absolutely delicious dessert is best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. You may want to double the topping for a bigger pan. If you use a half size pan the ingredients for the crumble are a perfect amount, and you could use three apples instead. Be prepared, it won’t last long!

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