Friday, April 30, 2010

Mama's Chicken Stew

I found this recipe in my huge Crockpot file. I was looking for something easy for dinner, since I had a busy day planned, and decided this would be perfect. The stew was good, but I thought it was lacking something. So did Hubby, since he added a good dose of Cajun Seasoning to his servings, LOL. I think some roasted red pepper and more pepper, would add a much needed flavor boost. I only used chicken thighs, substituted regular onion for the baby onion and added 2 med potatoes, since I thought the stew needed something more substantial. And of course I ommited the peas, so Hubby would eat some. The kids enjoyed it, so that's always a good thing.


Mama's Chicken Stew

1 pound skinned, boned chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 pound skinned, boned chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups water
1 cup frozen small whole onions
1 cup (1/2-inch) sliced celery
1 cup thinly sliced carrot
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (14 1/4-ounce) can fat-free chicken broth
2 cups halved mushrooms
1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups frozen green peas

Combine first 14 ingredients in a large electric slow cooker. Cover with lid, and cook on high-heatsetting for 4 hours or until carrot is tender. Combine water and cornstarch in a small bowl, stirringwith a whisk until blended. Add cornstarch mixture and peas to slow cooker; stir well. Cover andcook on high-heat setting an additional 30 minutes. Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1-1/2 cups).NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION CALORIES 257; PROTEIN 30.8g; FAT 3.5g; CARB 25.1g; FIBER2.8g; CHOL 78mg; IRON 3.2mg; SODIUM 359mg; CALC 83mgWW Points 5

1 comment:

Judy said...

I don't know if you've ever tried a Moroccan Tangine but I tried a new recipe today and it was quite good. Probably no good for the kids but M & I enjoyed it. Here's the website with the recipe: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/461629/chickpea-and-roasted-veg-tagine