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Chicken Stew Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Tammy Rozier
Added: Sunday, July 13, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 tbls. Olive oil
2 stalks celery,cut into bite size pieces
1 carrot, peeled, cut into bite size pieces
1 small onion, chopped
Salt and black pepper
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can low-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2 chicken breast with ribs (1 1/2 pounds total)
1 ( 15-ounce) can kidney beans, drained.

Directions:
Directions:
heat the oil in a heavy 5 1/2 quarts saucepan over medium heat. All the celery,carrot,and onion. Saute the vegetables until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Stir in the tomatoes with their juices, chicken broth, basil,tomato paste,bay leaf, and thyme. Add the chicken breasts.
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 breast 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 & pepper to taste. Ladle the stew into serving bowls and serve with the bread.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
A wonderful Fall or Winter Dish. Tiffany loves this dish.

 

 

 

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