Simple Chicken Stew

This week has been a long one for me. particularly in an awake time sense. Lots of early mornings and late nights. This led to a lot of napping on Saturday after a particularly early start of 2am to go wake up a big hill and Knight one of our rover squires at dawn. I also did a bit of entertaining so at one point it felt like every dish in my house was sitting in the wash up pile. So my Sunday morning was spent cleaning all the dishes. On Friday night we found a cute visitor in the scout den. The possum happily sat in the craft cupboard the whole night despite all the noise of the kids running around outside. I’m looking forward to this week as I get to find out if I can return to driving with would be helpful for getting around. Today I’m having friends over for lunch which is nice. as I said on my Facebook the other day, I just can help it, I really really really like feeding people.


Todays recipe for you is a simple chicken stew. this is an easy recipe to throw together then walk away and let it do its thing. It’s also great as its very flexible. you can put whatever veg you want or have in it really.

Chicken Stew

Chicken Stew main


500g chicken thighs

2 carrots

2 zucchinis

1 medium onion

2 tsp fennel seeds

2 tsp gravy powder

1 glass wine

1-2 cups water

How To:

Chop veggies and put them in a large pot. Put pot on a medium heat and let veggies cook as you chop your chicken. Chop chicken and add to the pot. Add in feel seeds and gravy powder (or stock powder)and stir together.

Stew 1

Add a glass of wine and enough water to come to the top of the veggies.

Stew 2

Then cover and leave on a low heat for 1-2 hours. feel free to pour yourself a glass of wine and go relax but try not to then tip it all over yourself before you even manage to have any like I did. Serve with your favourite carbs (cous cous, rice, pasta potato, bread)

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