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Chicken Stew

Post by Margie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:21 pm

I make this often and always double the recipe for extra meals! It's delicious!

Chicken Stew
(Giada De Laurentis - Foodnetwork.com)

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 stalks celery, cut into bite-size pieces
1 carrot, peeled, cut into bite-size pieces
1 small onion, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
1 (14-ounce) can low-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces (I have always used 1 tsp dried basil)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 chicken breast with ribs (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
1 (15-ounce) can organic kidney beans, drained (rinsed if not organic)

Serving suggestion: crusty bread

Heat the oil in a heavy 5 1/2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the celery, carrot, and onion. Saute the vegetables until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the tomatoes with their juices, chicken broth, basil, tomato paste, bay leaf, and thyme. Add the chicken breasts; press to submerge.

Bring the cooking liquid to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer gently uncovered until the chicken is almost cooked through, turning the chicken breasts over and stirring the mixture occasionally, about 25 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the chicken breasts to a work surface and cool for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Add the kidney beans to the pot and simmer until the liquid has reduced into a stew consistency, about 10 minutes.

Discard the skin and bones from the chicken breasts. Shred or cut the chicken into bite- size pieces. Return the chicken meat to the stew. Bring the stew just to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Ladle the stew into serving bowls and serve with the bread.
Last edited by Margie on Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:35 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by ToBeannounced » Wed Aug 13, 2008 2:51 pm

Delicious and easy.

I like the idea of cooking the chicken that way and cutting it up after cooking.

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Post by Pixie » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:52 pm

ToBeannounced wrote:Delicious and easy.

I like the idea of cooking the chicken that way and cutting it up after cooking.
:wave: Margie!!!! :wave: TBA!!!!!!!!!

Ditto!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Margie » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:12 am

I made this recipe yesterday (doubled) and took a few pics. Seems the date in my camera is messed up.

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Post by Pixie » Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:25 am

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh, it looks wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I'm hungry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you ship me so of that!!!!!!!!!!!



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Post by Pixie » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:34 pm

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It's Friday... I'm home with everything I need to make your chicken stew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll try to take pictures for you, only if it looks as good as yours!!!!!!!!! :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed: :embarrassed:

Also, LuvMyDogs posted an excellent Cherry Coconut Scone recipe that I'm going to make for Sunday morning and my Bible Study class!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm excited about that too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Image

Have a great weekend if I don't talk with you before Sunday night or Monday morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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P.S., I accidentally posted this in the No Knead Crusty Bread Thread... sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oops!!!!!!!!!! I put two ee's in Knead instead of an a!!!!!!! :embarrassed:

Edited AGAIN because I attributed the Cherry Scones recipe to the wrong person!!!!!!!! :cry:
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Post by ToBeannounced » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:03 pm

Cherry Coconut Scones? Where is it? I can't find it.

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Post by Margie » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:58 pm

ToBeannounced wrote:Cherry Coconut Scones? Where is it? I can't find it.
Sounds gooooood!

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Post by ToBeannounced » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:12 pm

Margie wrote:
ToBeannounced wrote:Cherry Coconut Scones? Where is it? I can't find it.
Sounds gooooood!
Hmmph. Must be on another, more exclusive board huh?

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Post by Pixie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 9:02 am

ToBeannounced wrote:
Margie wrote:
ToBeannounced wrote:Cherry Coconut Scones? Where is it? I can't find it.
Sounds gooooood!
Hmmph. Must be on another, more exclusive board huh?
TBA, I'm sure LuvMyDogs won't mind if I post it here!!!!!!!!!!!! LuvMyDogs, I hope you don't mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I've become such a social butterfly I don't remember what's been posted where!!!!!!!!!!!! :laugh:

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LuvMyDogs wrote:coconut cherry scones by LuvMyDogs

2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c cold butter
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c half-half
1/3 c sweet, flaked coconut
1/2 c dried, chopped cherries
1 tsp freshly grated lemon peel
1 tbsp coarse sugar

oven to 375
combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt in medium bowl.
cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mix resembles coarse crumbles.
combine egg, half/half, coconut, cherries, lemon peel in small bowl.
add to flour mix.
stir until mix is moistened.
turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead lightly 8-10 times. pat dough into 7-in circle.
place onto greased baking sheet; cut into 8 wedges but do not separate. sprinkle with coarse sugar.
bake 20-25 min. or until golden brown. cool 15 minutes. cut wedges apart; remove from baking sheet.

LuvMyDogs says, these are YUUUUUUUUUMMY!!!!! I'm sure you could use a scone pan if you have one.
Edited because I attributed this recipe to the WRONG person!!!!!!!! :cry:
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Post by LandLover » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:06 am

Discard the skin and bones from the chicken breasts.
Will it take something away if you use boneless breasts?

My Chicken Soup Story:

I was at a friends house. We were getting ready to go out for a hike. She said, just give me a few minutes to finish everything for dinner before we go. She had bowls filled with chopped veggies...actual chicken on the cutting board, all kinds of great aroma coming out of a steaming pot she was filling up. I said...you use actual chicken for chicken soup?? Mine comes in a can!

She looked at me like I was nuts.

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Post by ToBeannounced » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:42 am

LandLover wrote:
Discard the skin and bones from the chicken breasts.
Will it take something away if you use boneless breasts?

My Chicken Soup Story:

I was at a friends house. We were getting ready to go out for a hike. She said, just give me a few minutes to finish everything for dinner before we go. She had bowls filled with chopped veggies...actual chicken on the cutting board, all kinds of great aroma coming out of a steaming pot she was filling up. I said...you use actual chicken for chicken soup?? Mine comes in a can!

She looked at me like I was nuts.
The bones do add a lot of flavour, but you can make it with boneless chicken. I make stock at Thanksgiving with the carcass of the turkey and freeze it in batches. Other than that, I use organic canned broth. It is very good.

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Post by Margie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:58 am

LandLover wrote:
Discard the skin and bones from the chicken breasts.
Will it take something away if you use boneless breasts?

My Chicken Soup Story:

I was at a friends house. We were getting ready to go out for a hike. She said, just give me a few minutes to finish everything for dinner before we go. She had bowls filled with chopped veggies...actual chicken on the cutting board, all kinds of great aroma coming out of a steaming pot she was filling up. I said...you use actual chicken for chicken soup?? Mine comes in a can!

She looked at me like I was nuts.
I have used b/s breasts in this recipe and it turns out fine and is more convenient. In fact, I take the skin off the half-breasts w/ ribs before I put them into the pot. Gives it a cleaner, fresher more 'good-for-you' flavor without the extra fat taking an edge off the spices, I think. I do like cooking with the bones in the stew, though. :wink:

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Post by Pixie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:15 pm

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This is the stew after the 25 minute simmer with the chicken breasts once the chicken breasts were removed for cooling.

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Post by Pixie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:16 pm

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The chicken breasts cooling after simmering in the stew for 25 minutes.

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Post by Pixie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:19 pm

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This is the chicken stew once the chicken breasts were cooled for 10 minutes, skin and bones removed, and chicken pulled and returned to the soup pot!

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Post by Pixie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:20 pm

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Chicken Stew upon serving!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Margie, it's a WONDERFUL recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will be making it often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Pixie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:35 pm

Sorry, my pictures are as good as the stew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Can you believe I don't own a camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :embarrassed:

I used my cell phone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Margie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:37 pm

Wow! Your CELL PHONE???!!!! LOL! Pretty good, Pixie!!!
Glad you like the stew!!!

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Post by Pixie » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:43 pm

Margie wrote:Wow! Your CELL PHONE???!!!! LOL! Pretty good, Pixie!!!
Glad you like the stew!!!
Margie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'll make it often!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by annie » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:55 pm

This recipe looks delicious!

As soon as the weather turns cooler, I'm going to make it. :)

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Post by Pixie » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:44 am

:wave: Annie,

I tried Margie's recipe and it's fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You'll love it!!!!!!!!!!!

Have you seen her no knead bread recipe???? If not, I'd recommend you make that with the stew!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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