Sunday, April 15, 2012

Parsley Spinach Chicken Stew - Mmmm

Supper has been another success thanks to Tonight I made Parsley Spinach Chicken Stew.
Here are the ingredients for your convenience and my notes / recipe changes are noted below. For the link to the recipe on the site, please click here.


  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 ounces spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. In a medium size frying pan, heat 4 tablespoons of the olive oil. Add the parsley and spinach and fry until wilted. Set aside.
  2. Heat the other 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot. Add the onion and saute, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add the chicken breasts and brown both sides of each breast. Add the salt, turmeric, fried parsley/spinach, water and tomato paste. Bring all to a boil and let boil for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the cubed potatoes. Cover and let cook over low heat for 1 to 2 hours. Add the lemon juice, bring to a boil and let boil for 10 more minutes. Serve with steamed rice if desired.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 311 | Total Fat: 17.7g | Cholesterol: 55mg

I swapped out the potato for a jicama (picture below - it is another root vegetable that I use as a potato replacement as potatoes hurt my tummy tum). I opted to use less oil and steam the parsley and spinach on top of the mixture just after I stirred in the jicama. The jicama must have soaked up the excess water as some people commented that this was a soap and mine was definitely a stew. I used the entire little can of tomato paste, added the lemon juice after 30 min of cooking rather then the end. I added 3 cloves of garlic and one bay leaf. Hmm what else - Oh, I did not add that much salt, just a tiny pinch as it called for it - but that seamed like a little excessive, especially if I was using a real potato, but that is just me.


The first sound out of Mr. Hunters mouth was Mmmm and he cleaned his plate so I would say this was a winner! 

If you make this, let me know what you think - I served it on white rice and I thought it was as my husband stated, Mmmmm.

OH, did anyone else go to the store today and load up on discount Easter candy like I did? 


  1. I've been so good, I didn't buy any more Easter Candy. I did nibble a couple of my daughters. As for the Jicama, what a good idea to replace potatoes! I actually have a hard time finding Jicama but I love just eating it raw as a snack. This recipe look different and good.

  2. Looks so good... Yum. I just might have to come for a visit :)