When fall arrives and the evenings are chilly, many of us start to crave warming comfort foods like soups and stews. Our Winter Stewing Blend is just the thing to make your soups and stews taste amazing. It is one of our most popular blends during the fall and winter, and for good reason: it’s simple, it's flavourful, and it works with almost anything.
The following recipe is an example of how Winter Stewing Blend can help to bring common, ordinary ingredients together into a delicious one-pot meal. We usually make it in our slow cooker, but it can be done on the stove top as well. This hearty stew uses chicken, onions, garlic, celery, carrots, tomatoes and bell peppers, but if you’ve got other vegetables on hand feel free to add them or substitute them for one of the other ingredients.
2-3 lbs chicken pieces (breasts, legs, or thighs; we prefer thighs)
2 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
4 stalks of celery, chopped
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 Tbsps Silk Road Winter Stewing Blend
¾ cup pearl barley, rinsed
1 can (28 oz/796 mL) chopped tomatoes
½ cup dry white wine (optional)
4 cups good-quality chicken stock
2 red bell peppers, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
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