This is one of those dishes where I set out to make one thing but it turned into something completely different. In this case, I originally wanted to make black bean chili. I had just about everything I needed but then I just started adding stuff. I had a few bell peppers that I needed to use, a onion and some chicken. Once I started cooking everything, it stopped looking like a black bean chili. Instead, it had all the markings of a faijta just in chili form. Thus Fajita Chicken Chili was born.
One of the things about getting off track when you are cooking is that you can accidentally add some ingredients that you didn’t mean to add . For instance, I intended to grab a can of diced tomatoes when making this chili. But I got slightly distracted when in the pantry and didn’t notice that I grabbed a can of tomato sauce until I opened it. I couldn’t just waste it so I said what the heck and threw it in. It turned out to be a tasty mistake. It gave the chili a much smoother consistency than I originally intended but it worked. The chili, albeit not the black bean chili that I set out to make for dinner, turned out to be quite the success, especially when scooped up with some warm flour tortillas.
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