When it’s kind of cold outside, nothing better than making a hearty stew to sooth your bones, smile. I just happened to have in my pantry and fridge some Blackeye peas, as well as some 99% fat free ground chicken. Well, it was time to make a meal to have my husband finger-licking his fingers, but of course, he used a spoon, smile.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: Under 30 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $10.29 or $5.15 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free
1 (15oz.) can of Blackeye Peas, drained and rinsed. ($1.20)
1 small can (8oz.) of sweet corn, drained and rinsed (.99)
1 tsp. Angie’s dray seasoning (.20)
2 tbsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.60)
1 tbsp. granulated garlic (.15)
1 ½ tsp. curry powder (.15)
1 frozen sofrito cubes (.35)
½ lb. of ground chicken 99% fat free ($2.00)
2 c. Chicken stock (or more as needed) mine is homemade ($1.25)
2 c. Goya tostones chips (mofongo) ($2.00)
Chopped cilantro to garnish (.15)
1 avocado ($1.25)
In a saucepan, sauté to break the chicken into pieces. Set aside.
Add to a medium size pot or saucepan the basting oil, the Blackeye Peas, drained and rinsed, the can of sweet corn, drained and rinsed, my dry seasoning, the granulated garlic, curry powder, the chicken stock, and the frozen sofrito cube. Bring to a boil, reduce to med low and add the tostones (mofongo) chips and the ground chicken.
Stir and cook over med-low until the stock is reduced a little and thickened.
The mofongo chips will thicken the beans sauce and stock. At this point you will decide how thick do you like your stew by cooking it for 10 or 15 minutes.
Slice the avocado and start plating.
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Olive Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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