Chicken Stew

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 carrot, peeled, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can low-salt chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 chicken breast with ribs (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can organic kidney beans, drained (rinsed if not organic)
  • Serving suggestion: crusty bread
Directions

Heat the oil in a heavy 5 1/2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Add the celery, carrot, and onion. Saute the vegetables until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the tomatoes with their juices, chicken broth, basil, tomato paste, bay leaf, and thyme. Add the chicken breasts; press to submerge.

Bring the cooking liquid to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer gently uncovered until the chicken is almost cooked through, turning the chicken breasts over and stirring the mixture occasionally, about 25 minutes. Using tongs, transfer the chicken breasts to a work surface and cool for 5 minutes. Discard the bay leaf. Add the kidney beans to the pot and simmer until the liquid has reduced into a stew consistency, about 10 minutes.

Discard the skin and bones from the chicken breasts. Shred or cut the chicken into bite- size pieces. Return the chicken meat to the stew. Bring the stew just to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Ladle the stew into serving bowls and serve with the bread.


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So delicious! I added a little extra liquid with extra vegetables and a little cooked pasta item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe! Used some variations: added potatoes, spinach and wine. Changed out the kidney beans for cannellini beans and used more chicken broth. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Scrumptious! Great to take to work. Of course, I added garlic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was perfect for a cold stormy night. I served it on top of brown rice to make it extra filling. Also, I used half boneless thighs and half breasts for personal tastes. Will be making this regularly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy, and so delicious! Will definitely keep this in the dinner rotation! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great starter recipe. After reading "modifications" reviews, which I always do with new recipes, I made a few of my own only to enhance the basic recipe. Stews usually have a bounty of veggies so I added other veggies I had on hand, cabbage, a few cut mushrooms, and potato. From my garden, green/waxed beans and zucchini. Chose a can of mixed beans/lentils in lieu of just kidney. Along with a couple of toes of fresh garlic. Extra veggies will add density along with simmering it down to the thickness your family likes. May even cook up a bit of elbow macaroni as an option if someone would like to add a bit to the stew. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved this recipe! Although I will admit that I did change some things. I am not a fan of beans so I left those and the tomato paste out; however, I added 1/4 cup of white wine, squirt of lemon juice, tablespoon of sugar and yukon gold potatoes...also I let the stew sit for 2 hours so it would get stewier and less brothy. Overall it was a wonderful dish and everyone loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and fast!! My new favorite weeknight dinner! DELICIOUS :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love this recipe, perfect on a cold day, I make it all the time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simply delicious. I added the entire (small) can of tomato paste, doubled the carrots, tomatoes and basil. I also added garlic. Don't forget the bread! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was excellent. It was very easy to make, and was delicious. It will definitely be a regular for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great recipe for an easy winter dinner. I make it exactly as described, except subbing black beans for kidney beans. Using chicken breast on bone and fresh basil is where a lot of the flavor comes from - don't skimp on those! Add the crusty bread and a salad to complete the meal. An all time favorite of mine. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this and have made it for years now. My family loves it to. I always add red wine and garlic and serve it with some wonderful no knead crusty bread. To solve the issue with the tomato paste, buy your paste in a tube, most recipes do not us an entire can anyway. For all of you that think this is bland, use a good quality stock or homemade and free range chicken it makes a huge difference. If you want your family to eat greens like kale you can add it during the last few minutes of cooking. Works great with my picky eater. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Go to recipe for me thru-out the year. I love soup and this is an easy and tasty recipe. Giada comes thru again with a simple and tasty recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
FANTASTIC - The only changes we made was to add 2 small packages of mushrooms - quartered - cannelli beans, garlic, left out the basil and used chicken thighs. It had super flavor! We are not much of left over eaters but my husband insisted he take it to lunch. This is going to get put into the rotation.It's item not reviewed by moderator and published
I kid you not, this is my favorite recipe. It's bursting with fresh, healthy taste. Using organic, bone-in chicken breasts is part of the secret, I think. But what amazes me is the marvelous, full-on flavor - with no herbs or seasonings needed! Yum, yum, yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The main things this recipe has going for it is the speed and ease of prep and a fairly basic ingredient list. To avoid the dreaded blandness I added three cloves of garlic, a parm rind, and seasoned liberally, which no doubt helped give it some flavor. I also added a half of a cabbage that need to be used which added some substance as one can of beans was not nearly enough. I think the cabbage also offset the sweetness of the basil. Overall a good recipe that I might make again but certainly not five stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty & the husband loved it! The only things I changed (because I didn't want to go to the store) were... Chicken thighs in place of breasts, I was out of thyme (but somehow had fresh basil! LOL), and didn't want to waste a whole jar of tomato paste for 1 Tbs. Otherwise, I followed it to the letter & it turned out wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This the deal folks. Skip the bay leaf. Add 1 carrot. Not because you want it, but because you need it. Half of a yellow onion is fine. I caramelized this with half of a clove of garlic. Generally, chop or dice roma tomatoes if you can, maybe three or four of them. Lightly layer the basil over the ingredients after they are all thrown in,as well as the thyme. Be generous with the tomato paste (puree and thyme, for it gives back great flavor. I used chipotle beans after trying kidney and was the perfect substitute. Now grill the chicken if possible(unlikely, it makes or break your personal recipe. Lastly, I let this set for four hours on low over my stove but you get the point. Let me know what you think? Thee Man, Enjoy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh, yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic!!! I would recommend doubling or tripling this recipe especially for a big crowd. It does not create a lot but we so yummy. The rack of chicken is unnecessary. Add all ingredients, pull strips off a chicken then put them in, boil then let sit for awhile with a lid over it. It was amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This tastes just like a minestrone soup. If you like minestrone, you'll like this. It is hearty. You don't need pasta or rice with it, just bread and a salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe at least 10 times now. My whole family loves it! Our family has a preference of Pinto beans (instead the Kidney beans, and I usually use 1/2 cup leftover tomato sauce instead of opening a can of tomato paste for the 1 T. this recipe requires. My husband did try to finish my recipe when I went to the store one day. Be sure you only use a pinch of dried basil if you are substituting for the fresh basil (half a cup of dried basil will ruin the recipe....lol item not reviewed by moderator and published
Good recipe. It needs more seasoning which can be fixed easily, but kidney beans are so gross in this, and in everything. Use white beans and it becomes a decadent meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I make this recipe all the time. It's easy to make. I do use stewed tomatoes instead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was really good. I didn't do the exact recipe in that I used chicken tenderloins instead of breasts and skin on the bone, I added in a couple of diced red potatoes because I just felt like it, and I also added a little minced garlic and an extra carrot (trying to get in some extra veggies for my kiddo. I also used stewed tomatoes (broken up, because that's what I had on hand and a couple of shakes of Italian seasoning. The ingredients are so simple and likely to have on hand, but I was impressed by how much we liked it. It was even tastier the next day. We also sprinkled some grated parm on ours once it was served in the bowls. I will make this again. My toddler had no reservations eating it which is also great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic, especially for such a simple dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have to agree with those that found it bland. I added garlic, but it needs more seasoning. I've made at least a dozen other of Giada's recipes, and this was the first disappointment. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've also made made this recipe several times. I've used kidney beans as called for in the recipe, but also used cannellini beans when that is what I had on hand, and it was good either way. I normally end up using more chicken stock than called for... I don't measure it, I just pour it in until the chicken is mostly submerged. I also tend to add more seasoning because my husband likes things highly seasoned. I use whatever herbs I have on hand, and this time I also added some red pepper flakes because he likes spice. I have found 2 chicken breasts to be a lot--maybe due to the size of the breasts at our market. So this time I put two in the pot, but only put the meat of one and a bit of the second back into the stew and it seemed a better proportion. I'll use the leftover chicken chopped up in a salad or something. Anyway, it's a very easy and flexible recipe. Hearty and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this recipe many times and each time it comes out great. It's great comfort food when it's cold outside. I will keep this recipe for many years to come. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super simple, fast, and delicious! Even my 2 year old loved it! Sprinkle with a little grated parmesan cheese to make it even better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family absolutely loves this recipe!! The only change I made was that I use whole tomatoes (cut up and remove stem instead of chopped tomatoes (just because I don't like chopped tomatoesIt is very healthy and last time I had to double it so we could have leftovers!! Great pick. Karen B item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect for the family... My son loves it( he's really picky about his food. This one is a winner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DELISH! Not only is this stew packed with flavor but it is sooooo easy its ridiculous! I followed some of the reviewers and added red wine, sugar and garlic. I also added diatali pasta. I did use a whole quart of chicken stock, 14 oz was not NEARLY enough. Overall this recipe is a keeper, its such a different way to make soup/stew and its awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was different for my family but it was good. I added some Red Wine and garlic per the other reviews. I am not sure if this is a taste my family is head over heals in love with. I have to give it 4 stars because it was good, but just a recipe we wouldnt normally eat--more a personal preference as opposed to "not good". I doubled the recipie since it seemed like it was going to be too little for the 4 of us, we had LOTS!...maybe because no one had seconds?? : We did eat up the leftovers no problem. I think it just took us a bit to get accustomed to the taste. (We are beef stew eaters!!. I will try again and make exactly as the recipe says. It is so healthy I would like to give it another go around. Served with biscuits and sliced cheddar cheese. I also like Worchestershire sauce in mine....but that is just a old family habit to add Worchestershire to soups and stews.: item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good recipe. I added the red pepper flake and some cumin. Was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My whole family loves this stew! I double the recipe, add a whole can of tomato paste, a little sugar, chili powder, red wine & Italian seasoning. I also use dried basil instead of fresh. It is even better the next day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just awesome!! Didn't have any beans but added half fresh cabbage. Also from other reviews added garlic too. Very filling and cozy dish!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just go ahead and make this stew, you won't go wrong. You can add more liquid, more tomatoes, changing the proportion of the ingredients won't dramatically affect the result - it will still be so good. If you don't have carrots or celery on hand, make it anyway. Don't like red kidney beans? Use cannellini beans or just leave the beans out. I've even made it with dried basil instead of fresh, but fresh basil really makes this dish. I like to start by browning the chicken, salted and peppered, skin side down, in a little olive oil. This renders some of the chicken fat and gives the broth extra body and richer flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this meal. It is filling and satisfying. Instead of cooking the chicken breasts in the mix I buy a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket and shred that and add it in. Also, if you want to stretch it you could also serve it over egg noodles. My whole family loves this recipe and it really is very simple. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious! Doubled everything-used diced tomatoes with garlic, added Pinot Grigio-just gave the whole dish a nice flavor...served with toasted Rosemary bread. Simple and tasty-love those 1 pot dishes-make them on Sunday and dinner is ready for Monday!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! Doubled the recipe hoping for leftovers but my family loved it so much there was not very much left to save! I sprinkled Parmesan cheese on top and served with a crisp green salad and garlic bread. Will make again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this recipe. Read the reviews and about bland flavor, so I added bacon as one reviewer suggested. I left out the basil (seemed a bit odd to me to have with kidney beans and finished with a dash of hot sauce! Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
BLAND doesn't even begin to cover it. Not sure why others loved this recipe so much. I tried everything to improve the lack of flavor and nothing would do it. A colossal waste of ingredients. Ouch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe. I made some modifications to the recipe. I marinated the chicken pieces with turmeric,salt and black pepper for 10 minutes before browning them in olive oil. The other preparations i followed exactly but i added cayenne pepper and paprika for heat. I brought the stew to a boil before simmering over low heat covered for 20 mins and another 20 mins uncovered. The result was a thick stew full of flavour. I love this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good recipe. This was my first stew and it turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tastes good, but way too much chicken! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Both of my guys loved it. It will be made again. I did make modifications but not many. I used extra carrots and left out the beans because the others don't like beans. I only used crushed tomatoes in a can and came out just fine. It is a keeper! Great for making ahead and keep in fridge until later on and it is all done...fabulous item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the advice of many other reviewers and made some modifications, but nothing that changed the overall flavor. I like a lot more vegetables, so used 4 stalks of celery, about 1/2 lb of baby carrots slices into bite-size pieces, and a whole medium onion. Used a can of Italian style diced tomatoes, and an entire small can of tomato paste. Made it very thick, but I liked that. Also used the White Kidney Beans. Added some roasted chicken I had leftover, with skin removed and cut up into bite size pieces. Very tasty, will make it again sometime. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was surprisingly good for so little effort. I read some of the previous reviews and browned my chicken first. Also deglazed the pan with a bit of white wine and added some Herbes de Provence. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. I added extra vegetables. Would definetly make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have no idea why I was looking to make a stew in the heat of the AZ sun, but decided to try Giada's because of it's simplicity. It was awesome! I followed the recipe (almost to the tee. I did add some small new potatoes to it to give it a bit more substance, but that's it. I would increase the carrots next time and perhaps garlic, but it's delicious just the way it is. It's getting harder to find chicken breasts with bones and skin, though, and they do have more flavor than boneless, skinless. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Substitutions I made were Paul Newman's Sockarooni sauce instead of the can of tomatoes, dried spices instead of fresh, no celery but 10x organic carrots, boneless organic instead of ribbed breasts, and nix the beans. When I make it again I will add some small red potatoes to please my mate, a bonafide potato freak. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is very tasty, but it's so easy to add spice if it tastes too bland. Paprika, ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, and ginger are nice additions to switch it up a little each time. So, easy and love the 1 pot meal! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought this too bland also, but please note that the longer it sits, the better it tastes. I added a large clove of chopped garlic (why wasn't there garlic??, 1/2 t. dried oregano, 1 T. of lemon juice plus more salt and pepper. Used a small can of tomato paste (instead of 1 T., white cannellini instead of red kidney beans and a 32 oz. box of chicken broth instead of 14 oz. Just keep cooking it down, the flavor is fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was super easy to make and my family really enjoyed it. I definitely recommend this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
What?!?!?! I wasn't sure about this combination, or maybe I wasn't in the mood, but this turned out WAY better than I expected! It was delicious! Didn't change a thing. Perfect dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Nice, versatile stew. I fogot the bay leaf but it was still fine. Used canellini beans instead of kidney beans and sauteed all the veggies but added mushrooms, garlic and red peppers and more tomato paste. I put about 1/3 of a lemon in while simmering, freshened it up a bit. I did fresh and dried basil at the end.I browned up boneless skinless thighs and then diced them as I am not a fan of breast. I let it simmer down longer, nice stew consistancy. A little french baguette on the side and it was a great dinner and excellent for lunch the next day. I wonder how well it freezes.... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good for a winter night. Not like a regular stew, and a little bland so I added Mrs. Dash to it to give it a little flavor boost. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have cooked many recipes from Food Network, but this is my first rating. I made this tonight, but had to improvise a bit. Didn't have fresh basil, so I used dry. Tomatoes I had were fire roasted with garlic, I only had boneless chicken breast and I didn't have kidney beans so I used garbanzo beans (all I had. My 'pantry modifications'. All in all it came out really good. I cut the chicken in to cubes, browned it first, scooped it out and then proceeded with the recipe. Tossed the chicken back per the recipe and cooked the rest of the way through. I only gave it four stars due to my modifications, and my kids aren't crazy about garbanzo beans, but I will be sure to make it again and stay truer to the recipe. Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Such a simple and delicious recipe! A new way to sneak in some veggies to the other half! I added 1 tablespoon of tomato paste to add extra flavor the second time and it was fantastic! Thanks Giada : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a simple and delicious recipe! It doesn't taste like a regular stew but a great chicken dish. Whole family loved it. Thanks Giada! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This stew has become a staple in my recipe box, with a couple of minor changes. I use a full 32 oz box of chicken broth and a full 6 oz can of tomato paste, which helps to thicken the sauce. I also add garlic (so suprised the recipe doesn't include it and granulated chicken bullion instead of salt, which gives it a richer, chicken flavor. Since there is more liquid, I increase the amount of spices to taste. I use jarred chopped basil because the flavor is much more intense, which means you need to add a little at a time until you get the intensity you prefer. I just made this last night and used kidney beans but I think next time I will use cannellini beans. They are a softer bean and to me are more fitting for an italian stew. item not reviewed by moderator and published
No flavor! I added quite a bit of garlic but this stew turned out incredibly bland (and other than the garlic I followed the recipe. So bland nobody in my house ended up eating it and it got tossed, which we rarely do. I don't know how this recipe has so many stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor and super easy and takes no time to cook! Love it!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
When I googled "chicken stew," this was the first recipe that popped up. Since I'm a big fan of Giada, I tried it. I added some mushrooms and garlic (sauteed them with the vegetables, an extra carrot, and some sherry. I also thickened it with a little corn starch at the end. Other than that, I followed the recipe. I served it with some tomato-cheese focaccia and caesar salad. It was a huge hit! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very good, After looking at the ingredients i was not sure what it would taste like i would make this again! Thanks Giada item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic stew. The entire family loved it. Our teen did not admit it but he did eat 2 bowls. The rest of the family gave it 5 stars. I would add mushrooms next time. It would prob be taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! We did not have the Bay Leaf; but, it still rocked! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family really loved this stew (even my picky eater. Upon reading the previous reviews, I was concerned that it would be too bland, so I made a few adjustments. I started with two pieces of bacon, used the drippings, plus olive oil. Browned boneless chicken breasts, then sauteed veggies. I added crushed red pepper and threw in a handful of flat leaf parsley at the end. Turned out great. I think I'll freeze some for next time and have this on hand for soccer and dance nights. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well, apparently this was a hit! I cooked it one late afternoon and made sure I tasted as I cooked and it was, in fact, delicious. However, when I returned later that evening to actually fix a bowl for myself, it was already gone! This is even after I doubled the recipe!! We only have 3 people in our household including myself and we're all on different schedules. They were either really hungry or they loved this meal!! The only thing I did differently was instead of serving bread with it, I made some pastini - put a spoonful in the bottom of the bowl and ladled the stew on top of the pasta. Rumor has it that I am required to make this meal again very soon! Therefore, I'm thinking that they loved this meal!!! Thank you for the quick and tasty recipe!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Definitely a keeper with some changes. I followed the Chicken Stew recipe exactly and found it really light in flavor. Next time I will add garlic, white wine and more basil at the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm still teaching myself how to cook, and this recipe was a cinch and tasted delicious! But I do agree with the other reviews that it needs more broth. I personally like a lot of broth in my soup so If you are the same I would add even 2 more cans of the chicken broth which is what I had to do. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was delicious! I can't believe it is actully healthy, too! The only thing I would do differnet is double the recipe for the sauce. It seemed like like there was much more chicken than sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very easy, healthy and delicious recipe. Great for a cold winter day. I also added garlic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this and have made it several times..with and without potato, cannelini beans, kidney beans, garlic. I've played with others suggestions and BEST SO FAR for me is browning chicken with a bit of Montreal Steak Seasoning..(be careful not to use too much...it's spicy, then saute double the vegetables in same pan, adding minced fresh garlic just before done. I prefer kidney beans over cannelini and think that potato distracts from the rustic flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Giada, I love you. This recipe was great--just what I was craving on a cold fall day! I subbed some bell pepper and zucchini for the celery, since I didn't have any on hand, but I think it speaks to the strength of the recipe that the flavors work around whatever veggies you have in the fridge. I will be making this one again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really great recipe. I did make some changes, we like spicy food. I did add garlic like the others suggested, used leeks instead on onions. For the spice I added chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Seared skinless boneless chicken thights. I didn't want the chicken to dry out. Its almost like chuncky chicken chilli. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor, easy to make and low in calories item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is not too powering good for like a comfort food . item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe. Only change I made was to add bacon which gave the stew more flavour. Will definitely make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! I usually don't make things like this but was in the mood for some comfort food and this hit the spot! Very easy - just added some garlic (about 2 large minced cloves as others did and it was perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used chicken breast chunks & cannellini beans. Also added a few cloves of garlic & some dumplings at the end! Slightly bland & too watery/runny for me - I prefer a thicker, tastier stew. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added lots of garlic,zucchini,mushrooms and used boneless chicken breasts. It was awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy & delicious, yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is healthy and oh so good! I also add garlic just before I add the tomatoes and broth. I season the veggies before I add the other ingredients and I also up the veggies. I omit the tomato paste because mine gets thick enough. I add canelinni beans instead of kidneys and I only heat them through then add the chicken back in to reheat! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I hate it when people review a recipe that they've altered beyond recognition! That said, I'm going to be a hypocrite and say I added garlic. However, that was the only alteration and I think this recipe would work just fine without it. It was marvelous! I bought a long baguette to go with it and my father and I feasted. It makes for a very simple, hearty meal. Next time, I'm adding some corn. I feel like it could use more veggies. Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my "go to" chicken recipe when I need an easy comfort meal. I've been making this dish a long time & vary the ingredients leaving the integrity of the recipe true, ie, extra veggies, veggie stock, mushrooms, chopped zucchini & definitely garlic. My family always looks forward to having this dish. Definitely get some good crusty bread to sop up the juices. Also I like to cook for a week & this freezes well. Yum! Go Giada!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
awesome flavors all around... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Another Giada hit! Wonderful flavor, easy preparation. I read a numver of reviews before I made this dish and I took the suggestion of some to double the veggies. I'm so glad I did for it just made more of a fabulous tasting, low carb, low fat meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe! Tried this last night and it turned out really well. I did alter the recipe a little based on some of the reviews/comments. I seasoned the chicken with salt & pepper first, then browned it for about 5 minutes. Then I sauteed the veggies with garlic. I also added cremini mushrooms and red pepper flakes for an extra kick. Had it on low simmer for about 45 minutes, then took the chicken out to de-bone and shredded into smaller pieces. Threw the chicken back in to soak up all the flavors of the stew and put in the kidney beans for another 10 minutes. I did have to add extra salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes because it was a bit bland originally. I served it over brown rice and hubby loved it so much he took the left overs to work for lunch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing and quick! Didn't have diced tomatoes so substituted for garlic roasted tomato sauce with extra chicken broth. So flavorful and added extra veggies and some extra green bell peppers. Simple and easy for a weeknight dinner, a must try! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and i love it. I really didnt like the kidney beans so the next time I made it I added mushrooms in stead. I also added some potatoes too. That was pretty good too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The flavors from this dish are absolutely marvelous. I used one tablespoon of fresh thyme instead of the dried. I also used pre-cooked chicken tenders (9 pcs) and added them at the end. Very very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I didn't know stew could be so quick and taste so good. Great weeknight meal that tastes like it has been cooking for a couple of hours and not forty minutes. I added more carrots and used only one chicken breast since ours were so big and we wanted less meat. Perfect with crusty garlic bread. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was so simple to make and delish. My 8 year old loved it so much he ate 2 bowls. This morning he asked me if I can make it again and said to his father, last nights dinner was soooo good Daddy. Mommy is becoming a good cook. LOL!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this soup. I believe it could have used less chicken than I put in it, however, my husband said that there could never be enough chicken. The crusty bread was a great complement to the stew. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great tasting reciepe..however i doubled the amount of vegtables and added some garlic and it turned out just wonderful, we really enjoyed it... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great! I made slight modifications. I doubled the recipe and used white kidney beans, black beans and a can of corn. To make life easier, I used boneless, skinless chicken with rib meat and it was just fine and so much easier. Enjoy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Completely agree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
haha! that's priceless. My husband always means well like this too, but only experience can wave that red flag of fresh vs dried. Thanks for the Pinto tip too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have you tried adding salt and pepper to taste? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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