Chicken Brunswick-Style Stew
Active Time – 25 minutes, Total Time – 55 minutes (Makes 6 servings)
1 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
6 cloves fresh garlic, coarsely chopped
1 (15-oz) can lima beans, drained
4 slices bacon
1 (14.5-oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
2 1/2 cups no-salt-added chicken broth (or stock)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 (9-oz) packages fully-cooked barbecue (or plain) chicken breast
1 (15-oz) package frozen gumbo vegetable blend (okra, corn, celery, onion, sweet peppers)
2 tablespoons chipotle pepper sauce
1/2 cup barbeque sauce
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- Preheat large stockpot on medium 2–3 minutes. Place bacon in pot; cook 4–5 minutes or until crispy. Remove bacon from pot and
drain (reserving 2 tablespoons bacon drippings in pot).
- Add onions to same pot; cook 5 minutes. Stir in garlic; cook 1–2 minutes or until fragrant. Stir in remaining ingredients (except
bacon); simmer 30 minutes. Serve stew topped with bacon.
Winter Pear-Apple Salad
Total Time – 5 minutes (Makes 4 servings)
1 large fresh pear
1 large sweet apple
1 (4-oz) bag mixed greens salad blend
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup pecan (or walnut) pieces
2 tablespoons dried cranberries
1/4 cup lemon vinaigrette
- Peel pear and apple (if desired); core both, then slice thinly. Place all ingredients in salad bowl (except vinaigrette).
- Pour in vinaigrette; toss to coat. Serve.