I got a hankering to make something today. I was thinking about what to make for lunch tomorrow and maybe dinner…and maybe lunch for one more day. Who has time to cook everyday? I don’t, but I wish I did.
So I decided to make a shredded chicken stew.
The main ingredients…
I boiled the skinless, boneless chicken breast for about an hour. At the end of that hour, the chicken was tender and pulled apart easily. Taking a larger pot, I put the chicken, onions, carrots and potatoes in along with some garlic, Italian seasoning, rosemary, bay leaves, chicken broth and tomato paste.
. I’m not a big wine connoisseur. In fact most wines give me a headache. But, I’ve developed a liking to reds especially the Malbec variety. This one is a favorite. A good red for under $10. Good enough for me to drink, even better to cook with. Why not right?
Stew simmered some more, but I added the mushrooms.
Stews are great because they don’t require much attention. Just add the ingredients and leave alone. The longer they simmer the better the flavors. I could smell wine cooking off and the vegetables softened a little while the chicken absorbed the spices.
Final product. Shredded chicken stew with brown rice.
Yay! I won’t starve the next day or so =)