Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Weight Watcher Wednesday: Southwestern Style Chicken Stew

This past Sunday we had this for dinner along with some cornbread!  Delicious.  I loved it.

Southwestern Style Chicken Stew

6 thighs, skin and fat removed
1 cup dried Pinto or Northern beans
1 cup corn
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro
2 pints (4 cups) salsa

Soak beans overnight.  Or if you are in a hurry like I was- soak them for an hour and then simmer them in some water until nearly tender.  Add chicken, cumin, bay leaf, onion and garlic.  Put enough water in the pot so that the chicken is covered.  Simmer stew until the chicken is falling off the bone.  By that time your beans should be perfect.  Add salsa and at the last minute add cilantro.  (Boiling cilantro will remove a lot of its flavor). 

about 250 calories for 2 cups


Lynda Olsen said...

This looks so good!
I was on weight watchers last year and am off of it now. Good recipes like this are calling me back. Thanks for posting.

Beth J said...

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Lori said...

Okay Beth- I removed it- it was kind of driving me crazy too. I love this kind of music when I am cleaning or wanting to dance but I usually sit down in the evening. By that time I want something slow and easy.

grace said...

this is a delicious stew, lori--it's precisely the kind of thing i make at least once a week. bravo!