Chicken Stew with Potatoes
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.
Pairs Well With
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.