Thursday, March 3, 2011

Stephen's Stew

This week Stephen made me a really tasty [and very healthy] lunch. It had a juicy stew consistency, and a slight BBQ sauce taste. The main components of the stew are chicken, red beans, tomatoes, and okra. For those of you who have only had fried okra, or never had okra at all, they are the green chili shaped things in the pot. However, they aren't hot like chili's at all! Okra is a green veggie that is VERY tasty and it very good when cooked in juices or even in a frying pan with some light butter/oil and salt. It is somewhat hard to describe the taste so you will just have to try some yourself!

The meal was so delicious that I wanted to feature Stephen's handy work!

1 and 1/2 tablespoons of your favorite dry grill seasoning
1 pound of chicken breast tenders
2 and 1/2 cups of drained red chili beans
1 can (8 ounces) of diced tomatoes
1/4 cup of your favorite barbeque sauce (We love Sweet Baby Ray's)
1/3 cup of chicken stock
1/4 cup of grated Cheddar cheese
1 package of Okra

1. Steam the okra on medium heat in a small pan with a little butter and water. It should take about 8 - 10 minutes for the Okra to soften, but check the consistency of the Okra after 5 minutes. 

2. Season the chicken with the grill seasoning and then sear them in a medium-hot nonstick skillet that you have sprayed with cooking spray. Cook about 2 minutes per side.

3. Reduce the heat to low and add the chili beans, tomatoes, barbeque sauce, and chicken stock. Stir well to blend.

4. Let the mixture simmer for 8 minutes while stirring occasionally. After 8 minutes, add the steamed Okra and simmer for 3 more minutes.

5. Sprinkle with cheese and then serve!

Makes about 5 servings.


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