A new year is upon us, and with it comes the making of resolutions. Almost all resolutions have something to do with improving ourselves. If your resolution is to eat better, here is a recipe that is versatile as well as delicious. If you double up on the veggies, you can also use them in my Vegetable Ragu recipe.
Bubba's Chicken Stew
1 bell pepper, chopped
1 zucchini, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken broth
2-3 chicken breasts
1 rope turkey sausage or polska kielbasa
1 TBL olive oil
Dried basil, parsley, and oregano
Trim chicken breasts of all visible fat, and sprinkle with chili powder to taste. Heat olive oil in large skillet, then add chicken. Cook until brown on all sides, but not cooked through. Cut up chicken into bite-size pieces.
Cut sausage into slices.
Place crock pot liner into crock pot. Add chicken, sausage, veggies, tomotoes, garlic, and broth into crock pot. Shake herbs onto mixture to taste. Stir. Set crock pot on LOW and cook for 6-7 hours.
Delicious to eat as is, or serve with pasta.
To make this into a yummy jambalaya, add a TBL of hot sauce (or more if you like it very spicy), and use canned diced tomatoes with basil and garlic or other herbs instead of plain diced tomatoes. Add in cooked shrimp for the last hour or two of cooking. Serve over rice.
Thanks to Herb Bubba Holmberg for this recipe.