Thursday, November 17, 2011
Southwestern Chicken and Bean Stew
The diet Levi and Brian are on - which is essentially a sugar busters diet - means I have been making a lot of soups.
Beans - a staple in a lot of soups - are a good source of protein and fiber.
1 cup dried pinto beans
2 lb. cut-up frying chicken, skin removed
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup salsa
1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth (low sodium)
1 (4.5 oz.) can chopped green chiles
1 tsp. cumin
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
Place beans in medium bowl; add enough water to cover. Let stand overnight to soak.
Cook chicken; cool. Remove meat from bones.
Drain beans, discard water. Place beans, cooked chicken and all remaining ingredients (except cilantro) into crock pot. Mix well.
Cover, cook on low setting for 5-6 hours.
Add cilantro; mix well.