Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Paleo Chicken Fajita Soup

     Finally, the fall semester is over! I am looking forward to my Winter break of relaxing, cooking, family, and crossfit. It has been hectic these past few weeks getting Crossfit Huntington ready to WOD, as well as finishing up my schooling and work for the fall semester. Don't worry though everyone, I have been cooking still! Here is one of Tom and I's favorite soups. You can getting in your veggies and protein with a twist. I enjoyed mine with some Paleo bread from a local baker.

Ingredients for Chicken:
  • 16-24 oz chicken breast
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (enough to coat chicken)
Ingredients for Soup:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 can (14 oz) fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 oz) green chiles
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 32 oz chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp lime juice

  1. First prepare the chicken, by heating your oven to 350 degrees F, and coating the chicken in olive oil and cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic power, salt, and pepper.
  2. Allow the chicken to cook thoroughly for approximately 20-30 minutes.
  3. While the chicken bakes, add your olive oil into a large pot, along with the minced onion.
  4. Next, chop and add your onion and peppers. Allow these to simmer for 5-10 minutes before adding your chiles and tomatoes.
  5. Add the tomatoes along with the remaining spices. Mix the soup thoroughly.
  6. Once the chicken is finished baking, shred the pieces into the soup mixture. This is when you will add the chicken broth and lime juice as well.
  7. Allow soup to simmer for 30 minutes on low heat, stirring every 5-10 minutes.
     Enjoy your soup and stay warm this holiday season. Here are some photos of Crossfit Huntington from day 1. We have all worked hard to get this box ready for our community to enjoy with us. The bottom photo is from last Saturday when we all joined together for our first "Hero" WOD at our gym to remember the life of a fallen police officer. Come out and WOD with us this week as well! We will be there at 6 PM today, tomorrow, and Friday. We will also be working out on Saturday at 2 PM! Sign the waiver on our website crossfithuntington.com and join us for a good time and hard work.