Stewed Chicken (bates) Recipe

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STEWED CHICKEN (BATES)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

This is a wonderful low calorie recipe I had forgotten about until I was browsing in one of my mother's cookbooks. I have modernized it from the 1984 rendition, and added a few things. You can eat this guilt free (approximately 384 calories per serving)


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

4
boneless skinless chicken breast (or 8 chicken thighs)
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
butter (or olive oil)
1/3 bunch
cilantro (leaves only)
1 medium
onion
1 medium
garlic clove
1/2 c
white wine
1 c
chicken stock
4 large
carrots
3 large
white turnips
2 stick
celery
4 medium
leeks
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/2 tsp
dried rosemary leaves
1
bay leaf
cilantro leaves for garnish (optional)
radish curles for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Peel and quarter onion and place in food processor
Peel garlic clove and place in processor
Cut off stems and place cilantro leaves in processor
Cut celery into 1-2" lengths and place in processor
Pulse all items until coarsely diced

Set aside
2
Remove most of green from leeks and cut into 1/2" cubes Set aside
3
Rub the chicken with salt and pepper mixture and set aside.
4
Melt butter over medium high heat in a heavy skillet or dutch oven with lid
5
Place chicken in the butter.

Add the cilantro, onions, celery and garlic.

Cook for about ten minutes until onions are translucent.

STIR FREQUENTLY --DO NOT ALLOW TO BROWN.
6
Add white wine, chicken stock, and all other ingredients including pepper flakes and spices, except the leeks.

Allow to come to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer and cover pan.

Simmer for about 20 minutes
7
Allow to simmer for 20 minutes, then add the leeks.

Simmer covered for 10 more minutes.
8
While chicken is simmering, you can cook EASY STEAMED RICE (SALLYE)
9
Good served over a rice bed, garnished with cilantro leaves and radish curls.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Soups
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Diabetic, Low Fat, Dairy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy