I love being in the kitchen. Today I made buckwheat pancakes for breakfast because we all need fiber and these are 100% whole grain, made with whole wheat pastry flour and buckwheat flour. I can always find buckwheat flour at Whole Foods. Then for dinner I made my easy chicken stew.
I like it on weeknights because it’s quick to make and it all cooks in one pan. After your prep (I won’t lie – there is a lot of chopping) it cooks in about 25 minutes. And look what’s in it: potatoes, carrots, celery, broccoli, and mushrooms. There is no meal in this house without vegetables, the more the better. We even had a salad first.
Then for dessert, I made whole wheat lemon brownies. It’s one of my most pupular recipes because it’s impossibly easy and I always make mine with whole wheat pastry flour. Gotta have that fiber! So that’s what I cooked today. … just sharing… – Jenny Jones
This creamy chicken stew cooks in just 25 minutes. And I love it so much! Don’t be surprised if it becomes a family favorite at your house too. It’s really a chicken-vegetable stew with lots of health-building veggies: potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, and broccoli so it’s a complete meal, all in one bowl. The mushrooms add so much flavor but they aren’t really vegetables, are they? This chicken stew may look too rich to eat but wait until you see how light it is. There’s no butter here, no cream, or even milk. I use a touch of olive oil, lean boneless chicken breast, and lots of vegetables.
To make this a quick dinner, I usually use store-bought chicken stock (Swanson’s unsalted) but if you use a salted stock, be sure to taste for salt before adding any at all. This creamy and delicious dish comes together quickly, almost like a stir-fry so make sure you have everything prepped before you start. The last time I made this chicken stew, it only took 35 minutes but I’m a fast peeler and slicer/dicer.
If you like comfort food, you will love this easy, healthy recipe. Mushrooms are a good source of vitamin D and broccoli is one of the best defenders against cancer. So here’s the bottom line: It’s easy. It’s healthy. It’s low fat. And it’s awesome! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones