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Homey Chicken Stew

Actress Taylor Miller is preparing a comfort stew with chicken.
Homey Chicken Stew
Ingredients
  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, trimmed
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, minced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme ( or 1/2 t. dried)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth, plus extra as needed
  • 12 ounces red potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch pieces ( 2-3 medium potatoes)
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Homey Chicken Stew - Home & Family

"All My Children" star Taylor Miller is in the kitchen cooking a comfort stew for her former costars.

Directions for Chicken

1) Dry chicken with paper towels and season with salt and pepper.

2) Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over med-high heat until just smoking.

3) Brown half the chicken lightly on both sides, 5-8 minutes; transfer to a bowl.

4) Repeat with 1 tablespoon more oil and remaining chicken; transfer to bowl.
Heat 1 tablespoon more oil over med-high heat until shimmering.

5) Add onions, garlic, tomato paste, and thyme; cook until onions are softened and lightly browned, 8-10 minutes.

6) Stir in flour and cook 1 minute.

7)Slowly whisk in wine, scraping up any browned bits.

8) Whisk in 1cup broth, smoothing out any lumps; transfer to slow cooker.

Directions for Stew

1) Microwave potatoes and carrots with remaining tablespoon oil in covered bowl, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are nearly tender, about 5 minutes; transfer to slow cooker.

2) Stir remaining 3 cups broth and bay leaves into slow cooker.

3) Nestle browned chicken with any accumulated juice into slow cooker.

4) Cover and cook until chicken is tender, 4-6 hours on LOW.

5) Transfer chicken to cutting board; let cool slightly; shred into bite-sized pieces.

6) Let stew settle for 5 minutes, then remove fat from surface using a large spoon.

7) Discard bay leaves.

8) Stir shredded chicken and peas into stew and let sit until heated through, about 5 minutes.

9) Adjust stew consistency with additional hot broth as needed.

10) Stir in parsley, season with salt and pepper to taste; serve.

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