Monday, April 12, 2010

Paleo Chicken & Vegetable Stew


Well, it might be mid-April and it might be spring, but it still felt like stew weather to me! Maybe I'm still trying to warm up after yesterday's half marathon in the wind and rain! I know I definitely needed a little comfort food to help with my aching body! But... we did it! My friend Neile and I accomplished our goal yesterday and it felt great!!! :-))
I'll tell you what!? Thanks to CrossFit, healthy Paleo eating, and good friends... anything is possible! So, keep those goals in site, no matter how impossible they might seem!

This is a great crock pot recipe! Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients:
4 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts
2-4 tsp. olive oil
1 yellow onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
3 C zucchini, halved and chopped
1/2 C celery, chopped
1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes (no added salt)
1 tsp of each:
dried thyme
dried oregano
1 bay leaf
black pepper
grey sea salt (optional)

Cut chicken into about 1 inch cubes. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown chicken. Transfer to the crock pot. In the same skillet, saute onion, garlic and pepper. Add the remaining vegetables and a little more olive oil, if needed. Cook until crisp-tender, and add to crock pot. Add tomatoes and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Yum!

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