This satisfying stew stars chunks of chicken and tender braised escarole in a flavorful Dijon wine sauce. Try it with boneless, skinless chicken thighs or pork tenderloin, if you prefer. It doubles easily in the same pot. Serve with rustic whole-grain bread.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010




Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk water, mustard and cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add shallots, garlic and rosemary; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add wine, cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the wine is almost evaporated, 5 to 6 minutes.

  • Add chicken, escarole and broth. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk the cornstarch mixture and add to the pot. Bring the stew to a boil and cook for 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

262 calories; protein 26.6g; carbohydrates 13.9g; dietary fiber 3.5g; sugars 1.8g; fat 6.4g; saturated fat 1.3g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 2468.9IU; vitamin c 11.5mg; folate 157.1mcg; calcium 94.7mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 51mg; potassium 743.3mg; sodium 486.7mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

Reviews (18)

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
I usually like Eating Well's recipes but this one was just awful! I'm not a picky eater very adventurous in fact but neither my partner nor I could eat this. The end result was much too bitter and sour at the same time and we followed the directions to the letter. We don't want to waste the food but we sure can't eat it! What now? -Christi Read More
Rating: 2 stars
A Bit French in Style? I added a pinch of ground red pepper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Very good. Has a different taste from most stews. Very tasty easy and it doesn't make a lot. Perfect for me and my husband. I also like the fact it is low in calories. This one is a keeper. Pros: Very easy and quick recipe. Cons: Didn't like the unexpected flame shooting out of the pan when I removed the lid Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My grocery store did not have escarole so I made it with baby spinach instead. It was so good that I had to stop myself from going back for seconds. The favors intermingled perfectly. I paired it with a whole wheat roll and it was incredibly filling. I will be making this again for sure. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Awesome combo of flavors for a foodie This is a foodie's dish. The combo of flavors with escarole were fantastic. I will definitely make again. Pros: Easy. Delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was amazingly good! My husband who usually can pick out the ingredients when he tastes couldn't quite make out what was in this. He said that he never would have guessed dijon mustard. The escarole was fun to work with and the chicken breasts (I will say that they came from our local gourmet/health food store) turned out tender and full of flavor from all of the different components that went into the broth. I will make this again. On top of being a healthful and flavorful meal it is also very pretty! We served this with crusty rolls and Trader Joe's rosemary oil asiago cheese. A great meal!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
A huge success This is a great recipe to work with if you don't have the exact ingredients. I too didn't use escarole. Instead of that I used potatoes carrots kale & artichoke hearts. The organic previously frozen chicken breasts were tender- I wouldn't use thighs. Even my somewhat picky husband and son liked it. I'll definetely make it again. Pros: Delicious Cons: None Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Kale makes a wonderful substitute for escarole in this recipe. The flavor is unique but personally my fiance and I love it! I served it with homemade French bread for another couple one night and they liked it as well. If you enjoy trying new flavors this recipe is for you. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
The Broth is disgusting I made this stew tonight for dinner and almost tossed the entire dish out. The broth has a horrible taste. I hate wasting food but it was honestly so bad neither my husband or I wanted to eat it. I ended up pouring out the broth adding a little garlic and mustard to the remainder and eating it that way. We drank the remainder of the wine with dinner so that wasn't the problem. I think it was just the combination of all of the flavours. I will definitely not be making this dish again. Pros: Chicken Vegetables Ease of Cooking Cons: The wine-chicken broth Read More