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Chicken Stew Recipe

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Pam Tuma Broussard
Added: Thursday, September 24, 2009


2 Tbsp. 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 (141/2 oz.) can chopped tomatoes (4 Plum deseed)
1 (14oz.) can low-salt chicken broth
1/2 cup fresh or dried basil leaves, torn to pieces
1 tbsp. tomato paste ( I added more)
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
2 chicken breast with ribs (about 1 1/2 lbs. total)
I used 3 to 5 chicken breasts)
1 (15 oz.) can organic kidney beans, drained (rinsed if not organic)
I added string beans
Serving suggestion; crusty bread

Heat the oil in a heavy 5 1/2 Qt. saucepan over medium heat. Add the celery,carrot garlic 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 breast 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

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I first saute the chicken in onion, garlic, salt, pepper, poultry seasoning, parsley and lemon-2 pieces




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