I love dishes that cook in 30 minutes or less especially when all I have to do is throw everything in a pan and the dish magically cooks by itself. This is one such dish. Hearty, loved by kids, a little spicy, a bit piquant and it comes with such wonderful aromas too. What’s in this chicken and sausage stew?
Chicken, of course. Thigh fillets, to be more specific. And garlic sausages. And potatoes, fresh oregano, bay leaves and a can of stewed tomatoes. All basic pantry dishes. I would have used fresh tomatoes but on the day that I cooked this, I didn’t have enough.
- 350 g. of chicken thigh fillets, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
2 medium-sized potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 to 2 garlic sausages, about 150 g., sliced
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 can of stewed tomatoes, including the juices
2 sprigs of fresh oregano
2 bay leaves
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
a bit of sugar
3 tbsps. of olive oil
Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the potatoes and cook until lightly browned.
Add the chicken and cook, stirring, until the edges of the chicken start to brown.
Add the sausages. Stir.
Add the chopped onion and garlic, and the oregano and bay leaves. Cook for a few minutes or until the onion bits start to soften.
Pour in the tomatoes and juices. Remember to crush the tomatoes for better texture.
Season with salt and pepper. Add a bit of sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes.
Bring to the boil, lower the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust the seasonings.
And… the chicken and sausage stew is ready to serve. Sprinkle with parsley for added flavor and aroma.
Cooking time (duration): 30 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 4 to 5
Meal type: lunch / supper