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A Symphony of Flavors: Crafting the Perfect Savory Apple Infusion Chicken Stew




Welcome to the culinary adventure where the enticing aroma of succulent chicken meets the sweet and tangy allure of sour apples. This recipe transforms an ordinary meal into a symphony of flavors, creating a delightful balance that will tantalize your taste buds.


Let's dive into creating this delectable dish that promises to be a showstopper at your dinner table.



Note:

This recipe includes ingredients that are not Low FODMAP. However, many clients find they can tolerate high FODMAP foods after completing the reintroduction phase of their diet.


If you haven't started the reintroduction phase, I encourage you to connect with me to explore the incredible benefits of incorporating these prebiotic fibers into your diet.



Preparation Time:

  • 15 minutes (preparation)

  • 35 minutes (cooking)


Ingredients:

  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 large sour apples, peeled, cored, and diced

  • 1 cup carrots, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup celery, chopped

  • 1 cup potatoes, diced

  • 1 cup zucchini, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth

  • Salt and pepper to taste





Preparation Instructions:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the chicken pieces and cook until browned on all sides.

  2. Add garlic, diced apples, carrots, celery, potatoes, and zucchini to the pot. Sauté for 5 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften.

  3. Stir in thyme, paprika, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.

  4. Pour in the chicken broth, bringing the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

  5. Remove the bay leaf and adjust seasoning if needed.



Suggested Serving Size:

  • 1 cup of stew served with 1/2 cup cooked rice or your preferred side.


Additional Tips:

  • This stew can be easily reheated, making it a great option for meal prep.

  • For added freshness, garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

  • To enhance flavors, consider marinating the chicken in a mix of olive oil, thyme, and a hint of paprika for 30 minutes before cooking.



Shopping List:

  • Chicken thighs (1.5 lbs)

  • Sour apples (2 large)

  • Carrots (1 cup)

  • Celery (1 cup)

  • Potatoes (1 cup)

  • Zucchini (1 cup)

  • Garlic (3 cloves)

  • Dried thyme (1 teaspoon)

  • Paprika (1 teaspoon)

  • Bay leaf (1)

  • Low-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)

  • Olive oil (2 tablespoons)

  • Salt and pepper (to taste)



Note: 

This recipe includes ingredients that are not Low FODMAP. However, many clients find they can tolerate high FODMAP foods after completing the reintroduction phase of their diet.


If you haven't started the reintroduction phase, I encourage you to connect with me to explore the incredible benefits of incorporating these prebiotic fibers into your diet.


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