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Chicken Stew – A Comfort Food
What is about stew that just comforts the soul, especially on a cold or rainy day? One of my favorites is a chicken stew so I thought it was time to share it so that you can enjoy one of my favorite comfort foods too! The best part, besides it being so delicious is that this chicken stew is easy to make, what could be better than yummy and delicious?
I also like that you can put whatever vegetables you happen to have in the fridge with this stew. My favorites are to add carrots, sometimes potatoes, celery but really almost anything goes! If you don’t happen to have any chicken you can substitute it for beef but definitely chicken is the favorite one in this house!
Let’s get on to this recipe shall we?
- 1 whole chicken, cut up
- olive oil
- 3 large carrots, cut large pieces
- 1/2 red pepper, sliced
- 1/2 green pepper, sliced
- 1/2 onion, cut into sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups chicken broth/stock
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- With paper towels, pat dry each piece of chicken and season with salt and pepper.
- In a large pot, over medium high heat, drizzle olive oil on the bottom and brown the chicken, skin side down first.
- Once it becomes brown, turn each piece over.
- Next add the garlic and all the vegetables. Stir and cook until the garlic has become fragrant.
- Then pour the chicken broth and tomato sauce.
- Give it a quick stir. Lower heat, allow to simmer just until the carrots are cooked through. Usually 10 minutes or so.
- Serve over rice or polenta.
Now that doesn’t look very hard to do does it? Even if it was harder to make I would still do it as this chicken stew recipe is just so yummy and hello comfort food! As you can see I also like to have a baguette with it, after all dipping that bread into the broth, oh yum yum! I don’t like onions however they do add a nice flavor to the stew and it doesn’t taste like onions so I of course keep it in the recipe. If I add potatoes to the stew then I don’t have it over rice as that’s a bit too much carbs although sometimes I still have the baguette, I can’t seem to resist a good baguette.
I think stew, especially chicken stew tops the list as one of the ultimate comfort foods. I know it’s at the top of my list especially during the winter months when it’s so wet and grey here. What are some of your favorite comfort foods? Feel free to comment below we love to read and we always like more recipes!
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