This healthy and delicious recipe is for my dad. My dad is one of the greatest guys on earth, and I love him SO much. He’s the type of guy who’d help anyone who asked him, and even those who don’t ask. My dad’s one fault is that he has always worked too hard, and IMHO, that led to an “eat on the run” diet, which, along with his “all work/not enough play” mindset, resulted in a barrage of health problems he’s been dealing with over the last year. Too many to list here, suffice to say he’s been on about a 9-month forced rest.
But what I’m really proud of about my dad is that he’s taken the bull by the horns concerning his health. He’s changed his diet to include a lot more veggies and fruits, and a lot less processed sugars. Donuts and coffee are no longer his staple breakfast. I’m really very proud of my dad’s hard work in changing his diet, and since he’s quite the connoisseur of great food, I’m always on the lookout for great, healthy recipes for him. This one’s for you, dad. Put it in the cookbook.
1 – 2 chicken breasts, cubed and fried in olive oil, or grilled, and semi-cooled
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
2 ripe (but not mushy) avocados, cubed
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c. frozen corn, thawed to room temp (we skip the corn)
3 ripe roma tomatoes, diced
1 handful cilantro, chopped
1 T. chili powder
1 t. garlic powder
1 t. cumin
1/2 t. salt
1 t. black pepper
Put chicken, onion, avocado, beans, corn, tomato and cilantro in large bowl and mix. Combine spices in separate, small bowl and mix thoroughly (this spice combo is our homemade taco seasoning – all the taste without the chemicals. Also, we use 1 t. of salt instead of 1/2 t., but that may be too much for some people). Sprinkle spice mix on chicken/veggie mix and coat well. Serve immediately.