On another note, I've been wanting to share a fantastic recipe with you that I found in my latest Better Homes and Gardens magazine. This Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew is packed with flavor and consists of really healthy ingredients! It was developed by Irene Goodall of Loxahatchee, FL and her submission won a $400 prize! Here you go:
Slow Cooker Indian Chicken Stew
2 lb. skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
5 tsp curry powder
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper and/or cayenne pepper
2 15-oz cans garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup chicken broth
1 bay leaf
2 T lime juice
1 9-oz pkg fresh spinach (optional)
Hot cooked rice (optional)
- Lightly coat a 6-qt slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray or oil. Add chicken, onion, and garlic to the slow cooker. Add curry powder, ginger, salt and pepper to the slow cooker. Toss to coat. Stir in drained beans, undrained tomatoes, broth, and bay leaf. Cover and cook on high-heat setting 4 to 5 hours or low-heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
- Stir lime juice into cooked stew. Stir spinach leaves into stew and let stand 2 to 3 minutes to wilt. Serve with rice.
Makes 8 (about 1 1/2 cup) servings (5 POINTS on the Weight Watchers plan)
First of all, my slow cooker is currently in storage so I sauteed the onion in a large soup pot then added the rest of ingredients from step1. I brought it to a boil then left it to simmer, covered, for a couple of hours on the stove.
Instead of ground ginger I used the fresh stuff.
Instead of spinach I used fresh, chopped kale.
This dish is divine! It's definitely one I will be making again very soon. I think sometime I'll also try increasing the broth (and adjust seasonings accordingly) to make a soup rather than the thicker stew.
Well, I'll post results of my upcoming weigh-in in the next day or two. Until then I'd love to hear what others are doing to meet their weight loss and fitness goals. Keep up the good work, everyone!