Amanda from Food Before 5 is the QUEEN of easy family meals and that is why she is a contribuer here at Be A Fun Mum, because I’m all about simple and easy! You can find links to more of her recipes at the end of the post.
Grandma’s Chicken Stew
I am always on the lookout for recipes that are simple to make, affordable, delicious and most importantly – my family will eat. This one ticks all the boxes and is one that I make regularly. It is a favourite recipe of my 81 year old grandma that has stood the test of time.
It can be made in the oven, stove top or even in the slow cooker and is great served with rice to soak up all the delicious juices. I hope you enjoy it.
2 ½ cups chicken stock
2 Tbspn tomato paste
1 kg chicken thigh fillets
800g pumpkin, peeled
1 small sweet potato, peeled
1 onion, sliced
220g tin peas, drained
½ tsp mixed herbs
Oven (cooking time: 1 hr )
1. Preheat oven to 200oC.
2. Dice pumpkin, potato & sweet potato into chunks approx 6cm. Add them to a large baking dish. Add chicken, onion & peas. Sprinkle over herbs.
3. In a jug, add stock & tomato paste. Stir to combine & pour over chicken & veges.
4. Cover & cook for 30 mins. Uncover & cook for a further 30 mins or until chicken is cooked through & vegetables are tender.
Stove top (cooking time: 35 minutes)
1. In a very large frypan, add chicken & brown over high heat.
2. Dice pumpkin, potatoes & sweet potato into chunks approx 6cm. Add to the frypan together with onion, peas & herbs.
3. In a jug, add stock & tomato paste. Pour into pan.
4. Cover & gentle boil for 30 mins or until chicken is cooked through & veges are tender.
- If making ahead, cook rice at the same time as making the stew.
- Store both in the fridge & reheat at meal time.
- In fridge, covered or in airtight container for up to 3 days.
More Recipes by Amanda
About Amanda Arnold
My name is Amanda and I am mum to 3 young kids and author of a new cookbook called ‘Food before 5’.
‘Food before 5′ is a cookbook with 85 recipes that are easy, affordable and realistic for any home cook. It includes lunch boxes, starters & sides, main meals and desserts that can all be made ahead of time. It is the perfect tool for busy families with that afternoon school rush, people that like to cook in bulk and freeze, students learning to cook and basically anyone who loves simple, tasty recipes.