Craving > 5 Twists on Comforting Chicken Stew

by heidi on September 22, 2011

Goodbye grill. Oh well helllllooolo braise.

It’s the first day of fall and we’re all about comforting, stew-ey goodness and going back to the basics with chicken, carrots and mushrooms. Over rice? No way. Noodles. That’s right, egg noodles, just like mom used to make, slithering in butter with a touch of salt and pepper.

Foodiecrush Magazine Vinegar braised Chickenphoto > foodiecrush

Whoa, but wait! What’s that  pungent smell perfuming the entire house with an almost wrinkle-your-nose-I’ve-been-cleaning-the-house-from-top-to-bottom smell?

Vinegar. Cider vinegar. It reminds me of most Saturday mornings when mom would clean the wood floors with her secret combination of “just a tablespoon or so to a gallon of water” that made the whole house smell clean and fresh.

Except tonight its for dinner. And it tastes nothing like wood floors.

Foodiecrush Magazine Vinegar braised Chickenphoto > foodiecrush

Get the recipe from one of my favorite food mags, and you SERIOUSLY have to try it. It’s a keeper. One for the archives, to hand down from generation to generation. You’ll thank us later. And your house will smell clean and fresh, whether it is or not.

Do you have a favorite home cooked meal that reminds you of mom’s cookin’ (not neccesarily her cleaning like this post). Join a bunch of us foodie bloggers on Wednesday, October 5, when we’ll each be posting our own Family Food Flashback recipes. Join us with your story, your recipe and your memories.

Send me a link to your recipe by Monday, October 3 and we’ll add your link to our list of recipes for post on Wednesday, October 5 and we’ll share memories of dinner time before Ipods and microwaves. Well, some of us will anyway.

And of course, here are some hold-the-phone, home-cookin’ chicken recipes to add to your “Welcome Fall” repertoire.

photo > Mirch Masala

One thing that brings me to my cooking knees is the combo of chicken and coconut milk. Manju creates a coco stew-ey goodness with Mirch Masala’s Kerala Chicken Stew with potatoes, ginger and garlic deliciousness. And a beauty shot bonus too.

FOodieCrush Magazine La Fuj Mama Chicken Gohan Stewphoto > La Fuji Mama

Quote from Rachael: her Chicken Gohan Stew is “ It’s what might happen if chicken noodle soup took a little trip to Japan and had a layover in Mexico on the way home.” La Fuji Mama also suggests using a shorter grain rice for max chew after thickening the comforting tang of the ginger-flavored, slow-cooker stew.

FoodieCrush Magazine Bev Cooks Crazy Chicken
photo > Bev Cooks

Putting on her craz-ee hat and asking the rest of us to join her, Bev of Bev Cooks pulls together swiss chard, potatoes and chicken chunks in her Crazy Chicken with Skillet Potatoes and Swiss Chard. Choose your amount of your fav spice blend and cook at your own risk.

FoodieCrush Magazine My Cooking Hut Chicken Kormaphoto > My Cooking Hut

Two little love birds sittin’ in a tree, c-h-i-c-k-e-n k-o-r-m-a I love thee. Curry, coriander and creamy yogurt lovingly envelop tender chicken nuggets in My Cooking Hut’s Chicken Korma where Leemei serves this stew-ey comfort dish with a hint of spice from green chiles, cumin and chili powder.

FOodieCrush Magazine Food and the Fabulous Pink Peppercorn Chickenphoto > Food and the Fabulous

A pestle and peppercorns walk into a bar and…oh wait, wrong blog. There’s no punchline because this recipe isn’t funny, it’s lux. Isahy takes the de riguer simple ingredients of carrots, chicken and stock to create Food and the Fabulous’s Pink Pepper Chicken Stew, to create a spicy and bold one pot meal.

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Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 23, 2011 at 4:57 am

I don’t eat chicken but I can appreciate beautiful photography when I see it :)

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heidi September 26, 2011 at 10:56 pm

You should try it with veggie chicken. The texture just might hold up, but less cooking time.

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Bev Weidner September 23, 2011 at 7:13 am

Well LOOK AT THAT. Look at that. All that chicken. All that comfort. All that creamy COME TO MAMA-ness.

I’m seriously consider snorkeling in every SINGLE one of these dishes.

And thank yeww for the shout out. Your check is in the mail. ;)

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heidi September 26, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Ah, very funny Bev. As if…

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Rocky Mountain Woman September 23, 2011 at 9:54 am

I just have to try the vinegar braised chicken! My son is spending the weekend and he would love it!

The photography is gorgeous btw

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heidi September 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Seriously, it is a go-to recipe and so easy for entertaining. Yes, even for your kids.

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Manju September 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

oooh that vinegar braised chicken looks fabulous!! And thanks for linking to my chicken stew post! :)

P S: The watermark on the chicken stew pic says its a chicken korma by My Cooking Hut :(

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heidi September 26, 2011 at 10:54 pm

Oh Manju! I apologize, damn cut and paste. Fixing toot sweet.

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Robert September 24, 2011 at 7:03 am

I am not having a good sleep until I get a piece of this chicken korma..

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heidi September 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I highly recommend you get korma-ed. Coconut is such a terrific accompaniment to chicken.

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Cookin' Canuck September 25, 2011 at 2:03 pm

The cooler evenings are definitely making me crave hearty, warming dishes like these. The only problem is that I don’t know which one to start with!

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heidi September 26, 2011 at 10:52 pm

And the leaves are changing, inspiring me to hunker down. Glad I’m not alone.

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Holly October 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm

I made the vinegar braised chicken tonight– delicious and easy!! I added mushrooms to the recipe since I noticed them in your photo… Mmm, tasty.
Thanks again foodiecrush!

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Greg October 17, 2012 at 9:31 am

Wonderful art! The link to the Chicken Gohan Stew appears to be missing, though. Could you please repost it?

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