Today I’m enjoying leftovers from a delicious Runner’s World recipe, sweet potato chicken stew. It’s flavorful and healthy, enjoyed not just on cold and rainy days, but even summer days here in Texas. Try it out and let me know what you think! You won’t be disappointed.
The following is quoted from Runner’s World:
30 minutes total (prep time: 12 minutes; cook time: 18 minutes).
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 sweet onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 can (14 ounces)petite diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 can (15 ounces) white beans, such as cannellini or Great Northern, drained and rinsed
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
- 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (skin removed)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- A few handfuls of kale and/or chopped beets (optional)
- In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes, or until softened and translucent. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
- Next, add the broth, tomatoes, beans, and smoked paprika and stir well. Increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Add the sweet potatoes, cover, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
- Scoop out 1 cup of stew and carefully transfer to a blender. Puree until smooth. Stir the puree back into the pot. (Alternatively, use an immersion blender to puree some of the soup directly in the pot.) Add the chicken and simmer until the chicken is heated through. Season with the salt and pepper.
- Ladle into bowls and garnish with the parsley. Enjoy!
Find the full recipe for sweet potato chicken stew here at Runner’s World, originally from the cookbook, Runner’s World Meals on the Run: 150 energy-packed recipes in 30 minutes or less.
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