Tuesday, April 21, 2009

What's For Dinner 04/21/09

EASY! Chicken Stew

This is a family favorite for busy evenings when you want comfort food, yet don't have the time to simmer it all day. Only takes about 30 minutes. Serve over rice, pasta, or with mashed potatoes.

3 tablespoons olive oil
1-1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into bite-size pieces
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 medium onion, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1-1/2 medium carrot, thinly sliced
1-1/2 medium zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1-1/2 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
3 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with juice
3/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1-1/2 bay leaf
3 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste

Heat the olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in chicken and cook about 1 minute. Mix in garlic and onion; cook until tender. Stir in carrot, zucchini, and red bell pepper. Pour in tomatoes with juice. Season with red pepper flakes, basil, and bay leaf, and continue cooking 10 minutes, until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear. Stir in the butter until melted, and season with salt and pepper just before serving.


  1. YUMMY!! When ya servin'?? Hubby is grilling steak and I am making one of my comfort foods, yellow squash souffle!! We haven't had it in a few months so it is time!!!

    Thanks for the cyber hug, sweetie!! You're a blessing!! Your blog looks awesome, too!! Very pretty background!! Gotta love the birdies!!

    Have a relaxed evening,

  2. Mmmm I've never had squash souffle...I know I would love that! My kids school makes carrot souffle and it is yummy! I would love the recipe.