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Chicken Stew with Chard
and balsamic vinaigrette side salad

Active: 30 min Total: 40 min

A hearty chicken stew that is packed with greens is exactly the type of meal we look for in the coldest, darkest weeks of winter. This version was last featured in 2018.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad:
  • Vinegar, balsamic - 1 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Apples, preferably a tart variety like Granny Smith - 1, chopped
  • Mixed greens - 5 oz
  • Sunflower seeds - 2 Tbsp (sub any nuts)
Chicken Stew with Chard:
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Carrots - 8 oz, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Parsley (opt) - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Chard, any type - 4 leaves, chopped, leaves and stems separate
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, cubed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Almond meal - 1/4 cup
  • Thyme, dried - 1 tsp
  • Stock, any type - 3 cups
  • Bay leaves - 2

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Onions / Carrots / Garlic / Parsley - Prep as directed. Combine onions, carrots, and garlic. Store parsley separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make vinaigrette - Whisk together vinegar, mustard, and honey. Add olive oil while whisking. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Chard - Chop chard, keeping leaves and stems separate. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  4. Chicken - Cube chicken. Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Apples - Chop apples.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven or large skillet with cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and saute just until the outside of the chicken is cooked, ~3 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and return pan to the heat.
  2. To the hot pan add onions, carrots, garlic, and chard stems with a pinch of salt. Saute until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add parsley and saute for 1 minute more.
  3. Add almond meal and thyme and stir for ~1 minute, until no white spots of almond meal remain.
  4. Add stock and bay leaves and bring to a simmer, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  5. Stir in chicken and chard leaves and reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer stew on low for 10 minutes to let the flavors come together and the chicken cook through. Taste and season with some salt and pepper, if needed.
  7. When stew is nearly finished simmering, toss mixed greens with apples, sunflower seeds, and vinaigrette.
  8. Serve stew with salad on the side. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (28)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (6)

Most Helpful

You can simplify prep by using frozen mix veg instead of fresh carrots (you just throw them in with the frozen peas). Don’t make the same mistake I did the first time by closing the lid when putting your pan in the oven - the biscuits never browned and stayed soggy. Also, the half of the biscuits that’s in the stew will stay soggy, so keep as much of them above the liquid as possible - I found smaller biscuits made this easier.

By: Lynn
Posted: Dec 04, 2020
Diet: Original
2 Helpful

23 reviews

This came out super good! So easy to make too! Used chard and parsley from the garden that are growing like crazy right now! The biscuits were easy and so tasty. Lots of flavor in everything! My neighbor is having surgery next week and I’m gonna bring this over, its healing!!

By: Christopher
Posted: Mar 24, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

You can simplify prep by using frozen mix veg instead of fresh carrots (you just throw them in with the frozen peas). Don’t make the same mistake I did the first time by closing the lid when putting your pan in the oven - the biscuits never browned and stayed soggy. Also, the half of the biscuits that’s in the stew will stay soggy, so keep as much of them above the liquid as possible - I found smaller biscuits made this easier.

By: Lynn
Posted: Dec 04, 2020
Diet: Original
2 Helpful

So comforting and delicious. My whole family loved the biscuits.

By: Lydia
Posted: Sep 28, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Entire family of 4 loved this recipe! My husband even called dibs on the leftovers! Will definitely make again.

By: Sandy
Posted: Apr 26, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Thickened up nicely with gluten free flour! Flavorful and I loved all the veggies included in the stew. I did sub green beans for the peas.

By: Stephanie
Posted: Mar 31, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I used bok choy instead of chard but otherwise followed the recipe. It was pretty easy to throw together and I can definitely see how prepping the stew itself ahead of time would make it extra easy the night of (note for next time). It needed a bit more flavor by way of spices I think. It was a bit bland. It was basically like chicken pot pie my family said. Too many veggies for most of them but my husband cleared his plate (unless he hid it lol!) and I thought it was pretty yummy.

By: Debbie
Posted: Mar 12, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful