Thursday, December 20, 2007

A Gift and a Blog Break

I went postless yesterday, but I promise, I was blogging. Just not publishing. I think I have my blog poetry gift for you wrapped and ready to go for Poetry Friday. Then it's a Blog Break for me, while I enjoy the holidays with my family.

Today, though, I want to share a recipe for Green Chile Chicken Stew. It's easy, delicious, and gets better the next day. Perfect for the crazy business that this time of year brings. Best of all, you can read a book while the pot does all the work. :)

Green Chile Chicken Stew
(Serves 4, but can be easily doubled if you have a large pot)

1 pound of chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 T. oil
1/4 cup flour
1 quart good quality chicken broth
3 cups red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 16-oz jar green tomatillo salsa (Frontera is the best and can be mail-ordered or found at Whole Foods and Bloom. If you can't find it, try to get a green salsa in which the tomatillos are roasted. SuperTarget sometimes has a good one.)
1 can creamed corn
1/2 can chopped green chiles (can use whole can or omit, depending on how hot you like it!)
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Toppings: chopped avocado and fresh cilantro

Saute chicken in oil until cooked through. Stir in flour and coat all the pieces. Gradually add the chicken broth, stirring as you go so the sauce thickens without lumps. Bring to a low boil and add the potatoes. Cook, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender. Add salsa, corn, garlic, and canned chiles. Simmer for 30 minutes, or longer if you have time.

Serve topped with chopped avocado and fresh cilantro. Good with corn muffins.


  1. Yum! Definitely want to try this. Sounds like a very healthy dish,too. Thanks for sharing :).

  2. Yay! I always look forward to your PF entries, and this sounds extra special.

    Jules, 7-Imp

  3. I wonder if my kids would eat this. The stew sounds delicious and I'll have to try this over the weekend.


  4. mmm. Sounds delish. It must be a recipe kind of a day; I posted one too, though decidedly more unhealthy than this!

    PS: I'm sorry. I am too inept to figure out how to log in with my wordpress acct via Blogger. Why is this so hard??

    Paradise Found

  5. Mmmmmmmmm.

    I am going to make this. I like very much that you specified "good quality" chicken broth. :) I'm one of those people who is kind of snobby about my ingredients, so I appreciate this sort of direction.

  6. Hi, just wanted to let you know I've awarded you the 'Roar for Powerful Words Award'!

  7. Sounds fantastic! I'm going to try it, but will use the tomatillo salsa I made the other day. I still have some left over from the Tamalada I had on the weekend.

  8. Wonderful to find you in the maelstrom world of blogs. May your Christmas be full of wonderful things to read. We will be back. And perhaps we may even be poetic on Fridays.

  9. Here's Gina's tomatillo salsa recipe...I'm sure the stew would be amazing using it!

  10. Hi there! I have been following your blog (and excited to read Operation Yes, hopefully sooner rather than later!) for a while. I had copied this recipe at some point when you mentioned it more recently, and just made it this week to power my own NaNoWriMo marathoning. It's soooo good! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I tweaked it slightly to work in my crockpot, and will definitely make it again!

  11. Funny thing, Deva---I just made it last night!

    Glad you liked it and good luck with your NaNoWriMo marathon!

  12. I'm glad you posted this recipe on your blog... it came up when I searched for "green chile chicken stew" last night!


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