Monday, August 19, 2013

Chicken with Roast Peppers

It's test season in the house for the boys and so we spent our Sunday evening at home, whilst they revise their Chinese text books for the tests today. (I'm holding my heart in my hands as we speak).

Dinner is usually eaten out on weekends but because I was busy solo parenting over the weekend, I decided to do a one pot dish. It's really a sanity saver for moms who are busy and still want to put something decent on the table. Aka me. ;)

I was in an experimental mood so I threw a couple of ingredients in the pot and hope they came together really well. And thankfully it turned out fabulously. The peppers and the tomatoes, coupled with smoked paprika, brings to mind a familiar Moroccan twist. And everything from prep to table, took only an hour tops. Happy meals. are such.

I paired my stew with some mashed potatoes on the side. The versatility of this dish means that you can add other vegetables in there, especially if you have kids who come up with all sorts of logic to escape them. *wink*

Enjoy! And happy Monday, everyone!!

One Pot Chicken With Roast Potatoes
1 chicken, chopped - get the butcher to do it for you
1 onion, cut into chunks
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 green pepper, cut into chunks
1 red pepper, cut into chunks
2 carrots, cut into chunks
2 cans of plum tomatoes
1.5 cans of water (using the tomato cans)
Sea salt

Season the chicken with salt and pepper.

In a dutch oven or pot, over medium fire, add oil and pan fry the onion garlic. 

After a minute, add the capsicums and stir fry for another 2 minutes. 

Add the chicken and brown it. 

Then add the two cans of tomatoes and water. Add the carrots when the stew boils. Then simmer for 30 minutes. 

Season with sea salt, pepper and paprika to taste. 

That's it! 

Mommy's note: You can add potatoes too, but I served it with mashed potatoes so I didn't add it in the stew. 

You can also serve it with rice, or just a simple arugula salad to compliment it. 

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