Vegetable Stew with Chicken and Pasilla Peppers
Can you believe that 2 organic chicken breasts will feed SIX adults? You can, as long as you add all the veggies in this hearty vegetable stew!
4 Tbsp your desired oil (avocado oil
1/2 C diced onion
1/2 C diced celery
6 carrots, diced
2 zucchini, diced
4 small red potatoes, (diced into 8ths)
4 small yellow gold potatoes, (diced into 8ths)
4 pasilla peppers, roasted, peeled, deveined, diced.
seasoning to taste
2 organic chicken breasts, diced
6 Roma tomatoes, roasted
2 garlic cloves, roasted
1.5 tbsp salt
1 tsp black pepper, 1 drop of black pepper essential oil
1 tsp dried rosemary, or 1 drop of rosemary essential oil
1 tsp dried thyme, or 1 drop of thyme essential oil
1 tsp dry parsley
1 lb corn
6 C water
1 lime, to top
1 avocado, for garnish
hot sauce, preferably homemade
Roast pasilla peppers, tomatoes and garlic cloves at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Remove and cover with a plastic bag to allow them to sweat. (This helps the skin of the pasilla peppers separate easily.)
In a large frying pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil. Add red and gold potatoes. Season lightly with salt, pepper or your favorite seasoning blend. Sautee until golden brown but do not cool thoroughly (maybe 8-10 minutes)
In a large stock pot, saute diced onion and celery in 2 tbsp oil until translucent. Add carrots and zucchini. Season lightly with salt, pepper or your favorite seasoning blend. Saute until golden brown but do not cook thoroughly (maybe 8-10 minutes).
Add potatoes to stock pot along with other vegetables and mix well.
Add diced chicken breasts to large pan on medium heat.
Peel and devein the roasted pasilla peppers. Slice lengthwise and dice. Add to the pan with the chicken breast. Mix well and continue browning.
Add chicken and pasilla peppers to vegetables. Mix well.
Blend roasted tomatoes and garlic cloves on high with 1 cup of water. Pour into stock pot.
Add salt, crushed black pepper, rosemary, thyme and parlsey. Mix well.
Add 5 C water, stir well and cover.
Cook on low/medium heat for about 20 minutes. Broth will thicken slightly because of the potatoes.
Serve and top with avocado, your favorite hot sauce and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.