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This Chicken Stew with Kale and Cannellini Beans is a hearty, thick and satisfying meal-in-a-bowl.
Packed with comforting roast chicken, thickened with cannellini beans and starchy thyme-roasted potatoes, this hefty Chicken stew's true star is the hearty, uber-nutritious winter green swirled into it: kale.
To prepare this ruffle-edged delicacy, rinse away any silt and dirt by running the leaves under water and cutting out the hard stems before coarsely chopping/ripping apart the leaves. Bushels of this sturdy, almost sweet green flood the markets from now through March, lending plenty of time to enjoy them.
Kale & Chicken Stew Recipe
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 Hour 20 minutes
Yield: Serves 6 to 8
Kale & Chicken Stew Recipe Ingredients
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
5 medium mixed potatoes (such as Yukon gold, red and purple), diced
2 sprigs plus 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
6 tablespoons olive oil
Freshly cracked black pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large shallot, minced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
6 cups chicken stock
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, finely grated
5 cups chopped kale
15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained
Kale & Chicken Stew Recipe Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Place the chicken breasts on a sheet pan. Rub with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
In a separate sheet pan, toss the potatoes with 4 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon thyme, salt and pepper.
Roast both for 35 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender.
When the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred the meat. Cover and set aside.
Warm remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and shallot and sauté, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
Add the carrots and cook 15 minutes until softened.
Add in chicken stock, thyme sprigs, chicken, potatoes, Parmesan, and salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
Add the kale and beans and simmer for another 20 minutes, until the kale is tender and the beans are hot.
Rebekah Pepler is a writer for TheKitchn.com, a nationally known blog for people who love food and home cooking.
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