It’s official. Winter must be here because I’m no longer craving salads and bbq but have moved on to Stews, Soups and Chilis.
There is something so comforting about curling up with a big bowl of hot and SPICY stew!
Last night was the perfect opportunity to test out one of the many recipes I clipped out of Women’s Health.
Cashew Butter Chicken Stew
2 Cups One Large Chopped Red Onion
1 Red Pepper, sliced into strips
1/2 tsp ground black pepper, divided
3 Cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 lb chicken breast, cubed
1/4 cup fresh curly parsley, chopped
1 medium Granny Smith apple, cored and cubed
1 cup frozen lima beans
1/4 tsp kosher a couple dashes salt
1/4 tsp a few dashes here and there cayenne pepper
1/2 cup cashew butter
1. In a large non-stick pan, saute onions, pepper and 1.4 teaspoon black pepper for 4 minutes. Add broth, chicken breast and parsley. Cover and bring to a boil. Simmer until chicken is cook through and remove from pot.
2. Add apple, lima beans, salt, cayenne pepper and remaining black pepper to the broth. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and whisk in cashew butter until well blended. Return chicken to pot.
Note: I never removed the chicken and instead chucked everything in the wok and let it bubble and boil until it started thickening up.
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Although I found the instructions for this recipe to be rather vague, I still managed to pull it off.
It turned out beautifully!
I think the apple chunks really made this recipe for me. It was like a little slice of apple pie every time I got one on my spoon!
And the best part is that it’s a healthy alternative to the traditional heavy stew.
I think the bf found it a bit spicy. I thought it was just right.
In an effort to make everyone happy, next time I will actually measure the Cayenne Pepper.
I think I will be making variations of this recipe quite often this winter. I’m thinking of tackling it in the slow cooker next time.
I’ll let you know how it goes!
If you’re looking for a great meal to curl up with after a long day on the slopes – this is it!