Thursday, February 3, 2011

Crock Pot Chicken Stew!

This is becoming one of my new favorite meals. Partly, that's because I like how it tastes, but I wouldn't say I love it, exactly. Given the choice, I would totally prefer pizza or alfredo primavera or chicken parmigiana. In a heartbeat. But the chicken stew is pretty good, it's fairly easy to make and, best of all, it's ridiculously low in calories!

It's pretty simple - some chicken thighs, 3 potatoes, a carrot, some gravy, water, a little wine, spices and you're done. The recipe actually calls for tomato paste, but we've always skipped that. We toss it all in the Crock Pot for the day and come dinner-time, we're chowing down. Best of all, one serving is a stupidly-low 200-250 calories (I usually end up with some extra chicken, so I call it 300 calories). Wait, 300 calories for a full, hearty, tasty, filling meal? Hell yeah!

We've decided to try mixing it up in the future, using beef, maybe meatballs, perhaps some kielbasa. We've even toyed with mixing chicken and beef, because we're freaking crazy and there's just no stopping us. But damn, that's a heck of a meal. We got it all ready to go last night, and this morning it's a quick pop into the Crock Pot and we're off and running. Can't wait to eat tonight!


  1. Michael - This sounds pretty good to me. Perhaps we'll get a little taste when we come over.

  2. I'm sure that can be arranged! You'll have to come over more often. :D