Hearty and delicious. Adapted from Rachael Ray, the recipe takes a few shortcuts (like purchased rotisserie chicken and canned beans) to ensure it's easy and quick. :) I picked up a loaf of Italian bread and made Provolone Garlic Bread to go with it, which made for a simple, but comforting and tasty meal on a chilly night.
- 4 slices bacon, finely chopped
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 lb red potatoes, cut into cubes
- 32 ounces chicken broth (I added a little more)
- 1 rotisserie-cooked chicken
- 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans, drained and rinsed (I used navy beans)
- 5 ounces baby arugula
- salt and pepper
- In a large soup pot or Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until cooked, but not crisp (about 5 minutes).
- Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until softened (about 5 minutes).
- Add the potatoes and chicken broth; simmer until the potatoes are just tender (about 15 minutes).
- Meanwhile, pull the meat off the rotisserie chicken, discarding skin and bones.
- Add the chicken and white beans to the stew; cook until heated through.
- Just before serving, stir in the arugula and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Very good! I had a bowl of baby limas that I had cooked with ham in the fridge. I added that in place of one of the cans of beans, added a little more garlic and some cyan pepper for a little spice because after tasting the original recipe I found it a little bland. I also added about a cup of chopped mushrooms that I wanted to use up. I thought it was very good. Served with cornbread and my husband liked it a lot.
This was a really good and hearty stew. I followed the recipe pretty closely but I used chicken stock instead of chicken broth but added an extra cup of chicken broth for more liquid. I used Great Northern beans for the beans in this recipe and probably a few extra cloves of garlic. The recipe was tasty and comforting...but could have used slightly more flavor. Both my 4 year old and 2 year old LOVED it and that's all I cared about tonight so for me it was a huge success. It makes a ton and we'll have lots of leftovers. Thanks so much for sharing.