Chicken and peas stew

What I love about this recipe is that it makes a lot of stew, which can be divided into portions to freeze. I cook this during weekend nap time or in the evening after Simona is asleep.

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped organic, free range chicken breast or thigh – chopped in small pieces (depending on how big of pieces your baby can eat)

2 cups organic peas (fresh or frozen)

1 red potato, cubed

1/2 onion, chopped in small pieces

1 medium to large carrot, chopped in small pieces

3 tomatoes, chopped in small pieces

1 tbsp organic flour (rice flour is a good option, you can also substitute with gluten-free

1 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup chopped parsley, for garnishing

Directions:

  1. Chop chicken in small pieces, so they won’t present a choking hazard for your baby. Set aside
  2. Chop the onions and carrots and place in a bowl; in addition, chop tomatoes
  3. In a medium saucepan, add olive oil and chicken over medium heat and brown the meat until it is white on all sides (about 5-7 minutes)
  4. Add onion and carrots and continue cooking until vegetables become tender (about 5 min)
  5. Add tomatoes and potatoes, stir and cook until the water from the tomatoes evaporates (about 10 min)
  6. When the water evaporates, add 2 cups of hot water to the saucepan and lower heat to simmer. Once it starts simmering, add paprika and peas and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes
  7. In a bowl, dissolve flour with water, until it becomes a thick consistency. Add the mixture to the saucepan and mix well. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes. The flour mixture thickens the stew so it’s not so watery (especially if you’ve put more water). You can bypass this step if you don’t wish to make it thicker.
  8. When you are ready to serve, finely chop a few parsley leaves and add before serving

Prep time: 15 minutes (depending on how fast you chop & peel)

Total cook time: 40 minutes

2 Comments Add yours

  1. loveandumami says:

    Looks like a hearty meal!

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    1. It sure is! Let us know if you tried it and what you think – would love your feedback!

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