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Parsley Spinach Chicken Stew Recipe

Parsley Spinach Chicken Stew

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"This is a perfect recipe. It's very green and good for you!"

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  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 24, 2007

I thought this recipe was just all right but my boyfriend quite likes it so I'll rate it 4 stars. It is definitely good enough for us to eat it for lunch several days in a row. I am not sure how this turned out soupy for other reviewers as mine actually needed extra water and still came out fairly thick and stewy. The secret may be in the cooking time, I did let mine simmer for over an hour as the recipe suggests. I had to use bone-in tights as that was the only thing left in the shop but I think that actually added to the flavour. Picked the bones out once the meat was soft. I added some extra tomato puree and lots of garlic powder to compliment the spinach, and I think the lemon is a key ingredient - add plenty. Very nice on rice and loved it on mash.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 23, 2003

This recipe tasted fine but it was bland. I may make it again because it is healthy but not because it is delicious.


55 Ratings

Jun 23, 2003

Fantastic! After overeating during the holidays, my husband and I were craving something green and good for us. This was it. I even subbed ketchup for tomato paste, cayenne pepper for turmeric, added more salt, some pepper, and sprinkled a little fresh grated parm on top when serving. We loved it! Comfort food at its best - and good for us too!

Jan 28, 2011

Delicious and forgiving. I didn’t sauté the spinach and parsley to reduce the fat in this recipe, instead I added it right at the end so it would be bright green when I served it. To serve, I put it in soup bowls garnished with fresh parsley and parmesan cheese with sour dough rolls. This was delicious and I ate way too much of it. Absolutely a repeater!

May 11, 2009

awesome! Such healthy comfort and really tasty and healthy!! Very easy and little cleanup. I made changes based on the suggestions of others: -used 2 tsp paprika instead of tumeric -added garlic powder -added a bay leaf -used ketchup instead of tomato paste and added about 3T -added 2 carrots -added 1 extra cup of water Served with brown rice, which went really well. started the rice just as I finsished browning the chicken. I just cooked the stew for however long it took to cook the rice (~40 minutes) and this was perfect!

Nov 11, 2008

I am giving this 5 stars but I changed it a bit. Added a bay leaf, used left over chicken that had been seasoned with Rosemary, omitted the potato, added celery, carrots, paprika instead of tumeric, a tad more spinach, omitted the lemon because I had already cooked the chicken with lemon and lemon zest earlier, added more tomato paste and then more water and white wine. Cooked for 20 minutes and it came out very tasty.

May 17, 2005

I liked this! A little less oil maybe... and I took someones idea of adding a little cheyenne to spunk it up. Great recipe!

Dec 20, 2004

This recipe is absolutely delicious! I never follow recipes perfectly, so my judgement reflects some adjustments as well. I used only about half or three quarters as much chicken and more spinach and parsley. I also added garlic for fragrance before frying the spinach and parsley. I chopped the chicken breast into smaller pieces after the first 10-minute boiling period. The lemon (I used the juice of an entire lime instead of measuring) gives the soup a freshness and most of its flavor. If you're worried about blandness, as one review complained, then taste the soup and adjust it for saltiness before adding the lemon juice. Besides the obvious of adding more tomato paste, turmeric, and salt, you can also add chicken bouillon powder at that point. Cut up mushrooms would be a very good addition to this soup too. Calling it a stew is a little misleading. There's very little liquid, and it's more broth-like than stew-like.


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  • Calories
  • 311 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 17.7 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 3 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 24.9 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 275 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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