I’ve expressed many times my love for soups and stews. They’re a go-to during the winter because they’re not only warm and comforting, but if you just throw a few ingredients into a pot or slow-cooker, they are as easy as can be to make!

 
I love playing around with different ingredients and flavour combinations and I definitely have a few favourite stew recipes up my sleeve, but my newest fave is this super comforting Winter Chicken & Rice Stew!
 
Made with only a small handful of wholesome ingredients, this one need not take any more than an hour or so to cook. The perfect weeknight meal or weekend dinner that makes a great leftover lunch.

 

Winter Chicken & Rice Stew

This stew is so comforting and very simple to make.

Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 3-4 large kale leaves, loosely chopped
  • 1.5 cups green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1/3 cup rice optional
  • 2 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 3 cups water or just enough to cover all ingredients in pot
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop up all veggies and add all ingredients into pot.

  2. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer (medium-low), allowing to cook for about 45 minutes.

  3. Once cooked and rice has absorbed water to thicken into a stew, shred apart chicken breast and stir.

  4. Serve with cracked black pepper on top!


This stew is Low FODMAP and omits garlic and onion. However, for those of you without gut troubles, feel free to chop up an onion and a clove of garlic and add it to this recipe.

 


 

I hope you enjoy this simple stew as much as I do! What are you favourite soup or stew ingredients this time of year?