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Jamaican Chicken Stew

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Jamaican Chicken Stew

Jamaican Chicken Stew

one of those meals that’s in my monthly rotation.  This recipe for Jamaican Chicken Stew from Cooking Light is one that I wasn’t totally sold on until I made it. Mainly because I hadn’t ever thought of combining ingredients like black beans, red wine and capers. Regardless, figured I’d give it a whirl and am glad I did. There’s a similar version I found for a slow cooker too, but this one can be done on the stove and (once again) great for making on a weeknight. Hint: make extra so you’ve got leftovers!

 
Ingredients:
1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 1/2 tsp bottled minced garlic
1 lb skinned, boned chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/4 cup dry red wine
2 tbsp capers
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

Directions:
1.Prepare rice according to package directions.
2. While rice cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
3. Add onion and garlic; sauté until tender.
4. Combine chicken and the next 5 ingredients (chicken through black pepper) in a bowl.
5. Add chicken mixture to pan; sauté 4 minutes.
6. Stir in wine, capers, beans, and tomatoes.
7. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender.
8. Serve over rice

Photo: Cooking Light

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Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats

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Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats

Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats

Cooking Light and came across the recipe for Waldorf Salad with Steel Cut Oats. The oats add a different texture and offer a healthy variation to one of my favorites as a kid. This would make a great appetizer, light meal or accompaniment at brunch. This dish is by Mark Bittman, but Waldorf salad was originated back in the late 1800’s at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City.  Check out the full list of ingredients and recipe here.

Photo: Cooking Light

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