Cold Weather Comfort Food: Chicken Stew

Andy Anderson !


Chicken stew is another one of my tried & true comfort foods. And when the days get shorter, the nights get longer, and the temperature begins to drop, there is nothing like a nice plate of good, homey comfort food.

I’ve added a few of my “Autumn” spices, just to keep you warm on those soon-to-come cold evenings.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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15 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


1 lb
chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
grapeseed oil
1/2 medium
yellow onion chopped
1 large
jalapeno, chopped
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/2 c
fresh cilantro, stems removed, chopped
3 c
chicken stock, not broth, freshly made if possible
14 oz
chopped plum tomatoes, or equivalent in canned
14 oz
green peas, frozen or canned
2 large
carrots, peeled and cut ½-inch thick on the bias
4 small
red potatoes, quartered, and then halved (peeled or unpeeled, your choice)
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
1 pinch
cayenne pepper, or to taste
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste


2Gather your ingredients.
3Add the butter and oil to a sauté pan over medium-high heat.
4Chef’s Tip: The pan should be large enough to hold all of the ingredients.
5While the pan is heating up, pat the chicken dry with a paper towel, and then season with some salt and pepper.
6When the foaming subsides, give the pan a swirl to mix the oil and butter, and then add the chicken.
7Sauté until the chicken begins to brown.
8Remove from pan and reserve.
9Chef’s Note: The chicken will not be completely cooked through… It will finish cooking as the stew cooks.
10Using the same pan, add the garlic, onion, and jalapeno, and stir to combine.
11Add the cumin, paprika, and cayenne, and combine.
12Lower the heat to medium low, and sauté until the onions are soft, about 6 to 8 minutes.
13Add the cilantro, and stir until combined.
14Add the chicken stock and the tomatoes, and combine.
15Put the carrots and potatoes in the pan, and allow the mixture to simmer until the potatoes are cooked and tender, about 15 minutes.
16Chef’s Tip: During this time, season the stew with salt and pepper, to taste.
17Add the peas, and the chicken, and continue to simmer for about 15 additional minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
18Chef’s Note: If you are using canned peas, drain them before adding.
20Serve immediately with some nice rice. Enjoy
21Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium, Soy Free, Low Carb
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom