So, since I have been cooking at home more and eating out a lot less, I have been experimenting with different recipes. Here is one I like to call Stewy Chicken. It’s not quite a full-on stew, but more of a braised chicken and vegetables.
So to start, I want to share a funny story. When my family asked me what I wanted for Christmas last year, I said I needed new pots and pans. So, my brother and his wife bought me this ginormous frying pan. I guess you really cannot tell from this picture, but it is huge.
I have used it several times, but I do not use it as often as I would like. I am single and cook only for myself. While it would be good for frying up a lot of chicken or something, it’s hard to use for a single serving meal. Seems kind of silly to make one egg in it. It would be kind of like using a roasting pan to cook one chicken breast.
So, one thing I like to make is this stewy chicken dish.
2 cloves garlic
3 sage leaves
1 cup chicken broth
splash of red wine
2 celery stalks
3-5 random pieces of chicken
1 table spoon of flour or gluten-free Bisquick
Salt & Pepper
1 ginormous frying pan
1 cutting board
Saute celery, onions, carrots, sage in olive oil. Once soft, add a splash of red wine. Then pour in chicken broth and add potatoes. Add pieces of chicken. Add salt & pepper. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and cover. Cook on low-medium heat for 2-3 hours.
Add flour or Bisquick to 1/4 cup of water. Wisk until smooth. Pour into pan and stir. Cook another 15 minutes or so until it thickens a little.
Put in bowl and eat. Yum!
For me, this meal lasts for a couple of days, which means I can still eat a home cooked meal, use my awesome giant pan, and not cook every day. Win.