Winter Chicken & Rice Stew

by | Jan 31, 2018 | Entrées, Gluten-Free, Paleo, Soups & Stews

This simple, comforting Winter Chicken & Rice Stew is the perfect recipe for batch-cooking, enjoying for lunch, or an easy weeknight dinner.

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 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.

How to Make Winter Chicken & Rice Stew

To make this stew, you’ll need:

  • chicken breast
  • carrots
  • kale
  • green beans
  • rice
  • garlic
  • basil and parsley

I like to keep the steps for this recipe simple. Toss everything into a pot, and let simmer for about 40-45 minutes. Once it’s cooked and rice has absorbed a lot of the water, shred the chicken apart with two forks and stir.

Winter Chicken & Rice Stew

A simple, comforting stew with hearty vegetables and chicken.

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
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 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!

Want some more soup recipes? Check these ones out:

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

by Meghan Livingstone

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MEGHAN LIVINGSTONE, CNP

Hi, I’m Meghan. I’m a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, blogger, and YouTuber with a passion for healthy, simple living. I’m here to inspire you to listen to your body, eat mindfully and wholesomely, and create a fulfilling life that’s completely unique to you.

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