It is impossible for me to ever follow a recipe to a tee… I had every good intention to cook this recipe down to the letter to prove that I could follow instructions but somewhere down the line this happened “Oh a little of this and a little more of that will be good”. This, my friends, is how it always goes in the kitchen… so without further adieu lets talk about the Chicken Stew I made. I intended on posting this last Monday when it was snowing because it was totally appropriate but I got busy and then I got sick so anyways here it is on Easter Sunday 😀
Homey Chicken Stew
Cookbook: Slow Cooker Revolution, p.44
-I halved the recipe because we have a 3qt slow cooker so I knew the whole recipe would not work.
-I used 2 heaping tablespoons of tomato paste because the recipe calls for 1 tablespoon and I just didn’t want to waste a whole can for such a small quantity (I don’t normally use a lot of tomato paste when I cook so I had no other real use for it).
-Wine (I used Pinot Grigio) … hahaha. Yeah I added way more than the required amount… like 1/2 cup total? Remember that I halved the recipe too.
-I used 2 bay leaves instead of 1… yeah stick to 1, it tasted a bit strong of bay leaf.
-I added a dash of oregano and a quarter of a vegetable bouillon cube.
-I didn’t add the parsley at the end because I forgot to buy parsley!
-Finally, my stew came out a little dryer than I would have liked so just add some more chicken broth to make it more liquid.
Thoughts: This went really well with some garlic toast (French baguette cut in slices with butter spread on it and garlic salt tossed in the toaster oven) that Adam made. It was definitely a nice comfort food for a gloomy and wintery Sunday. I would definitely make it again with the changes I noted above 🙂