Chicken Stew with Potatoes
Why I Love This Recipe
Stews are the classic comfort foods that are traditionally eaten in winter. They tend to be very easy to prepare, and the preparation of meat together with a side dish makes them very convenient one-pot meals. Typical Western European and American stews consist of some sort of meat cooked with potatoes and vegetables in a liquid with the consistency of a soup. A Russian-style stew, on the other hand, has much less liquid and is usually served on a plate instead of in a soup bowl. The recipe that follows is a very basic stew that nevertheless gives a lot of bang for the buck.
Ingredients You'll Need
1 lb of boneless chicken or 2 lb with bones
5-6 medium sized potatoes
1 onion, halved
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup of water
• Chop potatoes into uniform chunks.
• Place all ingredients into a pot, preferably a thick-walled saucepan or a Dutch oven. Mix well.
• Cover the pot and simmer on low heat for 1 hr, or until both meat and potatoes are tender.