Carl Weathers gives good advice. I took chicken with bones, threw it in a pot, added some broth, and a (sweet) potato, and baby, I had a stew going for my Arrested Development party. It may not look like much (no stew does), but even with it’s short cooking time it’s deeply flavorful, and manages to be a little exotic without losing it’s “comfort food” value. The coconut milk and curry go along way to make it special. This stew was the surprise hit of the night!
Carl Weathers’ Stew with Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Coconut Milk, and Curry
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 14 oz can coconut milk
- 2 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
- 2 pounds chicken thighs (bone-in)
- 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut in 1/2″ cubes
- 1/4 cup sliced scallions
- 1/4 cup cilantro
Combine chicken broth, coconut milk, and curry powder in a large pot and bring to a simmer over low to medium heat. Add chicken and sweet potatoes, and simmer, uncovered, until chicken is cooked through and sweet potatoes are tender. Remove chicken and pull the meat off the bones. Return meat to the pot. Add salt to taste and garnish with scallions and cilantro.