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Creamy Chicken Stew

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (excess fat removed, cut into 1 inch chunks)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, diced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth (plus 1/2 cup more if needed)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • fresh parsley, for garnish
  • fresh chives, for garnish

Method

  1. Toss the chicken thighs in the arrowroot starch, salt, and pepper until completely coated.
  2. Heat a heavy bottomed pot over medium high heat. Once hot, add in the olive oil. Next add in the chicken pieces. Cook the for four to six minutes on each side until browned.
  3. Once all of the chicken is brown remove it from the pot. Lower the heat and then add the balsamic vinegar to deglaze the pot. Use a wooden spoon to scrape any of the brown bits off the bottom and sides of the pot.
  4. Next, add the garlic, onion, celery, and dried herbs to the pot. Cook for another 3-5 minutes, until they become fragrant.
  5. Next add the potatoes, carrots, and chicken and stir until well combined. Lastly, add the chicken broth.
  6. Bring the stew to a rolling boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Let the stew simmer, covered, for 45-60 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender.
  7. Lastly, stir in the milk and frozen peas and let simmer for another five minutes until they are warmed through. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh herbs (chives and parsley). Serve and enjoy!

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