Hearty Chicken Stew with Homemade Herb Biscuits. I feel better already.
Stew is not usually my jam. It’s a terrible male name and usually a mystery pile in a cafeteria line. This stew defies all stew. It is fresh and rich and like a big hug in the form of a warm treat.
I pretty much followed Ina’s recipe to a T (okay, whole foods only had veg bouillon cubes but that’s it). I did not have a big enough dish so I made mine smaller and cooked off the rest of the biscuits separately to serve with the remaining stew.
You could swap out the parsley in the biscuits for any herb (I didn’t because Ina is perfect and I do what she tells me).
You could also use fresh peas and pearl onions but why? You could spend the time peeling small onions, peeling small chickpeas (see holy hummus recipe) or quitting your job, starting a new one, spending a month in Minnesota, buying a car and getting a new apartment. Thats what I did, but having a glass of wine would be good too.
The beauty here is you can make the stew and biscuits in advance separately and then just assemble and bake the day you need a stew-hug. The biscuits actually cook in the stew (I know this is a basic concept but thought I’d point it out just in case).
This serves a ton. Or yourself for days on days on days. The colder the weather (is February over yet?) the faster this stew goes. Enjoy!