This is a really versatile recipe. I vary it depending on what I have in the fridge. I think the most important ingredients are the onion, garlic, and mushroom. You could probably even do a vegetarian version. This is also a good recipe for people with allergies.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a stockpot over medium-low heat. Cook and stir onion, celery, carrots, and garlic in the hot oil until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Add mushrooms to onion mixture and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are slightly tender, about 5 minutes.

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  • Stir tomato paste and about 1 tablespoon water together in a bowl until tomato paste is thinned; add remaining water, marjoram, rosemary, paprika, sage, bay leaf, cayenne pepper, and pepper and stir.

  • Stir tomato paste mixture into onion mixture; add chicken. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover stockpot, and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and vegetables are tender, about 40 minutes.

  • Stir cornstarch and cold water together in a bowl until smooth. Stir cornstarch mixture and salt into stew; bring to a boil and cook until stew is thickened, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

170.7 calories; 13.1 g protein; 11.8 g carbohydrates; 29.3 mg cholesterol; 138.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2014
I was interested in this recipe for the fact that it was pretty low in carbs especially if the cornstarch is omitted which is what I did. The combination of herbs really make this taste like a cool weather dish which I like but I felt it was a bit heavy on the marjoram. Probably 1/4 tsp would be enough for me. I added fresh rosemary in the last 20 minutes of cooking (this was my only other change) then salt and pepper to taste. I could also get by with a smaller pinch of cayenne lol! Cooking times are pretty accurate. This should freeze well too. Mashed potatoes or cauliflower and a crusty bread complete the meal. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2014
I was interested in this recipe for the fact that it was pretty low in carbs especially if the cornstarch is omitted which is what I did. The combination of herbs really make this taste like a cool weather dish which I like but I felt it was a bit heavy on the marjoram. Probably 1/4 tsp would be enough for me. I added fresh rosemary in the last 20 minutes of cooking (this was my only other change) then salt and pepper to taste. I could also get by with a smaller pinch of cayenne lol! Cooking times are pretty accurate. This should freeze well too. Mashed potatoes or cauliflower and a crusty bread complete the meal. Thanks for the idea! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2014
I was interested in this recipe for the fact that it was pretty low in carbs especially if the cornstarch is omitted which is what I did. The combination of herbs really make this taste like a cool weather dish which I like but I felt it was a bit heavy on the marjoram. Probably 1/4 tsp would be enough for me. I added fresh rosemary in the last 20 minutes of cooking (this was my only other change) then salt and pepper to taste. I could also get by with a smaller pinch of cayenne lol! Cooking times are pretty accurate. This should freeze well too. Mashed potatoes or cauliflower and a crusty bread complete the meal. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2015
Nice comforting soup. I used a skinned Roma tomato instead of paste and chicken broth instead of water. I went light on the chicken and cut it into smaller pieces so I waited to add them as they only needed to simmer for 10 minutes. Overall a very good soup for chilly rainy days! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2016
My family loved it... I did change the marjoram for basil since I didnt have any marjoram and I used chicken broth instead of water...I will make it again but I will add either rice or an elbow pasta. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2018
Good stew. Nice bit of heat. Read More