Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chicken Stew

I made a wonderful chicken stew/soup the other day fantastic for winter, loaded with veggies and great flavors with the leeks, garlic and herbs and so good for you....

Ingredients:
  • 6 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups of chicken stock and 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 2 sticks of chopped celery
  • 2 sliced leeks
  • one zucchini and one yellow squash
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • one pack of chopped mushrooms
  • one spoon Italian herbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 frozen green beans
  • olive oil
Method:

  1. saute the onions, leeks and garlic in olive oil for 5 minutes add the celery, mushrooms and squash and saute another few minutes
  2. then add the tomatoes, and herbs salt and pepper to taste and saute on low for 3 minutes
  3. then add the chicken stock and vegetable stock and the chicken cover and simmer on a low heat for 45 minutes to one hour
Garnish with fresh cilantro. I ate this with crusty whole grain bread.

So go on warm yourself up and take a bowl!

What's your favorite winter food?


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39 comments:

  1. Yum! So healthy and perfect for winter!

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  2. Sounds like a delish winter recipe. I just made kale soup tonight for dinner...I think soup is one of the best things when it's freezing cold outside.

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  3. I just finished a bowl of Chicken soup I made last night!

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  4. Comforting and delicious!I love stews!!!!!

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  5. looks very wholesome! perfect for the cold days you are having. Keep warm!

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  6. YUM! I have post-workout shivers (AKA just really need a shower after being all sweaty and cooling down!), and that sounds so good right now!

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  7. Stacy: thanks
    Emily: oh I agree must check out your soup as well
    GF Gidget: oh thats cool
    Erica: me too lol
    Nicole: you good girlie working out heres a bowl for you

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  8. This winter, I have to say I've enjoyed many a dish with chestnuts...and pears. Delish soup! Have a blessed holiday Rebecca, love Oz

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  9. Lovely stew. Looks tasty. I need to make me stew. I'm hungry again.

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  10. New look looks cool Rebecca!! Also the stew is extremely delightful for the winters.

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  11. perrrfect! Have you got a bowl left ? :)

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  12. I wonder if you had me in mind for this...still no appetite, oh I refuse to stay down...and you know soup is my middle name :)

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  13. This looks more like chicken stew soup LOL! But I'm sure it taste wonderful with all those ingredients in it. Such comporting meal! Thanks for sharing. Btw, in case I forgot...my memory space is really small, I would like to wish you Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. Hope you'll have a wonderful time with your family & friends. & make sure you have lots of fun.
    Best Wishes, Kristy

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  14. So perfect for this chilly weather. And with crusty bread! Perfection.

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  15. kitchen butterfly: thanks so much oh chestnuts I have never cooked with them, I should try
    Jenn: smiles
    Anshika: thanks so much lol
    Angie: thanks appreciate it
    Jhonny: heres yours
    Chef E so sorry will keep praying you get better soon
    Kristy:thanks the same to you
    Natasha: thanks smiles

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  16. When it's cold outside, nothing tastes better than a good winter stew. This one looks fantastic.

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  17. This sounds and looks delicious Rebecca!
    Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! :)

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  18. Nothing like a warm chicken stew on a cold winter night. Looks delicious.
    Mimi

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  19. This stew looks so savory and flavorful!

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  20. Joanne:thanks so much
    oh the same to you Catherine
    Mimi:thanks
    fresh local and best oh thanks it was easy as well

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  21. Merry Christmas Rebecca!.... =) keep up all the yummy food!

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  22. Your stew looks delicious! I was just thinking it was time for a good stew. You know me I am always up for a bowl of soupy goodness--especially here visiting Portland in the colder weather! ;-)

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  23. A great stew for the weather :-)It's snowing here in Colorado...Wish you and your family a Merry X'mas, Rebecca !!!

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  24. A chicken comforting dish that tastes gorgeous all the year :)

    Happy Holidays!!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  25. I love stews this time of year. And I've also been really into mashed sweet potatoes, I don't know why. And fyi I am on facebook under Unplanned Cooking. I just became a fan of yours :).

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  26. Yumm that looks like a great one to try on cold rainy days. I cant say snow here hahahah have a great week end and happy holidays

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  27. My favorite winter food is definitely soup! I've been making lots of soup lately. :) Your chicken stew looks so warm and delicious. Yum!

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  28. and this blog: thanks so much
    Deb: oh you will have to give it a try up there in Portland
    Gulmohar: oh its going to be a white Christmas for you lol
    Gera: thanks so so much
    unplanned cooking will also find you on facebook lol
    Peanutts: no snow I wonder why! LOL thanks for following along great to know you
    Sook: oh thanks so much

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  29. yumm! stew is the perfect winter food--my mom is making her famous stew for christmas eve tomorrow night. definitely adding this recipe to my "must try" list! thanks and happy holidays!

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  30. Lots of healthy ingredients, right up my alley!

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  31. Kristen: have a great Christmas eve and enjoy your mums stew LOL
    Mother Rimmy: thanks

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  32. This looks like it will warm the bones on a blustery day! It will be a nice change of pace from my 2+2 Tequila Chili ... which really takes the chill off. ;)

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  33. What a georgous & ooh so festive chicken stew!!

    MMMMMMM,...Rebecca!

    Lovely!

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  34. I love, love, love chicken soups/stews. Thanks for this recipe and Merry Christmas

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  35. Caveman cooking of that chili sounds great
    Sophie thanks so sweet of you
    Lea Ann: me too thanks

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  36. I've been wanting to check this recipe out and so glad I finally did! What a great chicken stew! So healthy and nourishing, yummmy!

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  37. .I think soup is one of the best things when it's freezing cold outside.

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  38. Diana: thanks so much
    Prashant thanks I agree

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