The Athletes Table Presents: Green Lightning Chili
Ed. Note—The Athletes Table is BACK! Aaron Vinten drops another of his incredible recipes today, designed to keep you training at full speed and recovering just as hard.
Poblano! Anahiem! and Jalapeno! Now this is start of some bomb GREEN LIGHTING CHILI, baby! It’s fire-grilled and then simmered on the stove top or slow-cooked for an hour. Green Lightning Chili is a summer time favorite. Easy to make and packed with protein this chili is a blend of fire-grilled peppers, great white northern beans, juicy rotisserie chicken (store bought) all spiced up with garlic, cilantro, oregano, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, salt and pepper. You’ll love it. Next time you're at the grocery store, grab one of those rotisserie chickens and make this delicious meal that produces plenty of leftovers and provides an athlete with a great jumpstart on post-workout recovery. The recipe for this chili is pretty basic, but it’s fun to get creative with the toppings such as cilantro, red radish, lime juice, lime zest, Mexican Cotija cheese and green onions. I douse this in a couple wedges of lime juice and lime zest. So good. Maybe a little hot sauce, too! With only a couple of steps you'll be quickly plowing through this healthy, delicious and satisfying GREEN LIGHTNING CHILI. Now let’s get to cooking!
STEP 1: PRINT THE RECIPE
Print this EASY recipe card and follow along with all the pictures!
STEP 1: GATHER & PREP YOUR INGREDIENTS
I have made this recipe many times and can always find these three peppers in just about any grocery store, regardless for the season (at least here in California anyway). Combined together, the Poblano, Anaheim and Jalapeno chili create a great balance of flavor and spice. For this recipe, I simply choose to buy a pre-cooked chicken from the grocery store. It’s so simple to pick one of these birds up. It cuts down on the amount of cooking, prep work and dishes. After a busy day, shortcuts are always welcome.