Ok, so please forgive me for the pictures I am about to share. This stew does not look pretty.
But it is so incredibly delicious that I absolutely had to give y’all the recipe. I couldn’t imagine not writing about it.
Over the weekend, Dallas has had a HUGE cold front. I’m talking degrees in the 20’s at night. Sure, I know a lot of y’all have it much worse than we do here in Dallas, but I’m a wimp. I would gladly take 105 degree temperatures over the cold any day. I relish in the Texas heat.
Yes, I know I’m technically Canadian. But lets all get this straight once and for all: I never lived there. I grew up in southern Texas where anything below 65 degrees in the winters was practically unheard of.
Getting back to the stew… it is absolutely perfect for this weather. Make yourself a big bowl of island style stew, pour it over top some brown rice, or maybe even cheese grits if you are feeling frisky, and dream about warmer temperatures with me. They will hopefully be here in no time.
Island style stew
2 large chicken breasts
1 can (13.5 ounces) Light Coconut milk
1 jalepeno, chopped
6 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
2 leeks, chopped
2 roma tomatoes, chopped
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1 chicken bouillon cube
1/2 red onion, chopped
4 carrots, chopped
1/2 cup red wine
2 tsp Sriracha sauce (optional)
In a large bowl combine chicken breasts, jalepeno, green onions, garlic, tomatoes, coconut milk, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, thyme, leeks, and salt and pepper. Let marinate for about an hour.
In a medium dutch oven, warm olive oil. Add chicken breasts and brown on each side (about 3 minutes per side). Remove breasts and chop into small chunks. Add chicken back to the dutch oven and pour marinade over top. Add in bouillon, red onion, carrots, red wine, and sriracha sauce. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for about 30 minutes.
Spicy with a unique flavor, this odd combination of ingredients melds together beautifully. Trust me. I know it sounds really, really weird, but somehow it just works. The broth alone is divine. I promise.
Like I said, it really doesn’t look pretty. I wish you could taste it through the pictures. Garnish with a little cilantro and you are all set.
Stay warm and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!