I’ve got a really good recipe today!
It’s naturally gluten free and super healthy, not to mention it’s a perfect autumn-winter dish if you feel the need to get cozy.
And it’s time to get cozy, here in the deep south of the US we’ve had a chill that rivals the temperatures December! I love it to be honest…it makes me crave pink snugly socks, a fire in the fireplace and a big pot of soup simmering on the stove.
All is right with the world…
(If you’re new, we did lots of ‘souper’ soup recipes last winter you can find them HERE!)
I tweaked this yummy stew all afternoon and The Husband says it’s perfect, sure hope you like it too!
(If you have Celiac Disease or are Gluten-Sensitive don’t forget to double check your chicken stock & canned ingredients!)
Chicken Veggie Stew
***This makes a BIG batch of soup- I like leftovers! I use 2 crock pots or 2 stock pots …but you can 1/2 the recipe 🙂 ***
*4 chicken breasts
(Put them in raw and whole-when soup & breasts are done, take them out and shred the chicken-put shredded chicken back into soup!)
*6 Cups Chicken stock
*1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
*1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
*6 red potatoes diced
*4-6 slices of Canadian Bacon diced
(I use this to give a smoky flavor-it really makes a difference! Lower fat/calories than bacon& almost as good!)
*1 Tablespoon oregano
*2 cloves of garlic – chopped small
*Dash of celery salt
*Salt & Pepper to taste
*1/4 cup chopped cilantro
*1/2 large white onion-chopped
*1 cup chopped carrots
*2 cups white corn (I took it right off the cob)
*4 cups chopped cabbage
*1 cup squash (I used zucchini & yellow-1 each)
Put everything in a heavy pot & bring to a boil for a few minutes, stirring quite a lot!
Simmer on low for a few hours, stirring now & then.
(the longer it simmers the better!)
Take out (done) chicken breasts and shred with a fork
Put shredded chicken back into soup & stir
(while it’s simmering, get someone to stir it for you while you soak in a hot candle-lit bubble bath…ahhhh)
Serve with crusty cheese bread…if, that is, you can eat crusty bread!
~Live Cozy my friends~
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