The only thing better than “stew” on a winter morning is a flavourful Curried Chicken Stew.
I woke up this morning and heard the two words I dread hearing more than anything else – “It’s snowing.”
Nooooooo! I’m not ready for boots and hats and scarves and shoveling the driveway and all of that freezing cold nonsense! I am a sunshine girl. Or at least a sweater-weather chick.
Even though I’m not ready for winter weather, I AM ready for winter foods like this recipe for curried chicken stew. My favourite foods are delicious comfort foods that keep you warm and cozy while the weather outside is abysmal. This recipe for Curried Chicken Stew is perfect for cold blustery days when all your want to do is crawl back under the covers. It takes no time at all to make and freezes really well for those days that you yourself need to defrost before you can even think about cooking!
To make this curried chicken stew vegetarian/vegan, simply omit the chicken. The lentils are hearty enough to stand on their own and full of fibre for digestive health and are a great source of protein for our non-meat eating friends! Enjoy!
Sauté the onion, carrots and celery in the coconut oil until soft and translucent. Add garlic once everything is cooked through, and cook for a few more minutes.
Then add your tomatoes, lentils, chicken and spices and let simmer for 15-20 mins.
Don’t be afraid to be generous with the curry powder, especially if it’s mild. This dish has a lot of tomato flavour so you’ll want to compliment that with spice!
Finally, add your spinach and collard. This is going to wilt waaaayyy down so feel free to fill that pot up!
I like to roll up my leaves like I would with herbs. It makes it really easy to cut and looks pretty in the stew!
Enjoy on its own or on a bed of brown rice, quinoa or more greens!
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