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Chicken, Parsnip & Apple Stew

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Modest, sweet parsnips shine in this autumnal stew. Try pairing it with sandwiches of toasted sharp Cheddar on country wheat and a robust dark beer for a warming fall supper.



READER'S COMMENT:
"My wife loved this. I thought it would make a great soup/side without the chicken. I agree that the pureed soup with the chunks of chicken has a texture problem. Martyn "
Chicken, Parsnip & Apple Stew Recipe

Makes: 2 servings, 2 cups each

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Ingredients

  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 8 ounces chicken tenders, cut into bite-size chunks

Preparation

  1. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, parsnips, carrot, apple, rosemary, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, about 8 minutes. Add broth and water and bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are very tender, about 10 minutes.
  2. Transfer the soup to a blender; add vinegar, cover and pulse until it forms a chunky puree. (Use caution when pureeing hot liquids; see Tip.)
  3. Clean the pot, return it to medium-high heat and add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour the soup back into the pan. Cook, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan, until heated through, about 1 minute.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.
  • Tip: Pureeing hot liquids: Hot liquids can splatter out of a blender when it's turned on. To avoid this, remove the center piece of the lid. Loosely cover the hole with a folded kitchen towel and turn the blender on. Better airflow will keep the contents from spewing all over the kitchen—and yourself.

Nutrition

Per serving: 321 calories; 8 g fat (1 g sat, 6 g mono); 70 mg cholesterol; 34 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 7 g fiber; 472 mg sodium; 619 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (150% daily value), Vitamin C (35% dv), Folate (19% dv), Potassium (18% dv).

Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fruit, 2 vegetable, 3 lean meat



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