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27 September 2013

Quick and Easy Chicken Stew

photo courtesy of taste of home website

I don't know about you, but my evenings during the work week, especially Mondays-Wednesdays, are super busy with working out, cooking dinner, doing housework, and running a daughter to ballet classes and all after I get home from work at 3:30.  On Mondays-Wednesdays we have to eat early, before 6 pm. One of those days, my daughter and I have to eat by 4:45 to get to a ballet class on time!  Those work days are hectic. And we no longer eat fast food....so...I perused a cookbook I have from Simple and Delicious/Taste of Home magazine and discovered this chicken stew last winter. It is simple to make, and doesn't take long at all!

Perfect for those busy work week evenings!


2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into cubes
1 Tbl olive oil
1 package of frozen mixed stew veggies
1 jar (12 oz) of low fat or low sodium chicken gravy
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp rubbed sage
1/4 tsp pepper

  • In a large skillet, brown the chicken pieces in the olive oil over medium heat for about 6 minutes or until the juices run clear.  Drain if necessary.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to simmer and cover the skillet.
  • Simmer for about 15 minutes.
Serve with slices of whole grain bread, lightly toasted and fresh fruit cup of sliced pears, apples and chopped walnuts....sprinkle just a little bit of cinnamon-sugar over the fruit.  

TIPS:  take out frozen chicken breasts the evening before and cut into cubes while partially frozen. Keep in a bowl in fridge for over night. 

This makes enough for 4 servings. For a larger family, simply double the ingredients!


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1 comment:

Susanne said...

Love easy stews and soups in the winter!