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Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew
with garlicky chard

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

This protein-packed stew with chicken and sweet potatoes gets a boost of flavor from caramelized fennel and spices. Serve warm bowls of this dish with a side of garlicky chard.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Chicken and Sweet Potato Stew:
  • Fennel bulb, small - 1/2, thinly sliced
  • Red peppers, roasted (store-bought in a jar) - 1/2 cup, chopped
  • Potatoes, sweet - 1 lb, cubed
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lb, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1 tsp
  • Paprika - 2 tsp
  • Red pepper flakes (opt) - 1/4 tsp
  • Tomato paste - 3 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 2 cups
  • Lemons - 1/2, juice of
Garlic Chard:
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Chard, any variety - 6 leaves, leaves and stems chopped and separated

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Sweet potatoes / Garlic / Fennel / Red peppers - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Chard / Chicken - Prep as directed. Season chicken with salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  3. Cook sweet potatoes - Place sweet potatoes into a microwave-safe pan or bowl. Cover with wet paper towel and microwave on high until tender, ~ 5 minutes.

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven or wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of oil and then chicken to heated oil. Saute until chicken is golden brown on the outside, 3 to 4 minutes (it will finish cooking in the sauce). Transfer chicken to a plate.
  2. To the hot pan, add second part of oil, fennel and a pinch of salt. Saute until fennel is tender, ~3 minutes. Add cumin, paprika and red pepper flakes and saute until spices are toasted and fragrant, 1 minute. Add tomato paste and then stock. Bring to simmer.
  3. Reduce heat to medium so that the sauce is at a low simmer. Add chicken back into the pan along with red peppers and sweet potatoes. Simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 6 minutes. Add lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Transfer stew to a serving dish and return pan to heat.
  4. If the pan is dry, add a splash more oil and then garlic. When garlic is fragrant, add chard stems and saute for ~3 minutes. Fold in chard leaves and saute until leaves are softened. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve stew in bowls with garlic chard on the side and enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (116)
Gluten-free (13)
Paleo (17)
Vegetarian (30)

52 reviews

Replaced fennel with a shallot. Better with the chard mixed in at the end into the stew!

By: Sundi
Posted: Feb 04, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

This came together so awesome and was the perfect choice for a busy night! I added the chard to the stew.

By: Melanie
Posted: Mar 02, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Subbed in lentils instead of sweet potatoes. Decent, but not awesome.

By: Samantha
Posted: Mar 01, 2016
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

This was a very nice stew.

By: Rachel
Posted: Mar 01, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Didn't have roasted red peppers, which was a bummer, but this still worked nicely. It was spicier than I expected, but not in a bad way. Enjoyed it and would definitely make it again, but not a favorite.

By: Sidney
Posted: Feb 27, 2016
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

very good. yogurt makes the sauce creamy. Rice is good but I could see egg noodles as an option, or even dumplings.

By: Regan
Posted: Feb 25, 2016
Diet: Original
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