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Chicken and Vegetable Stew with Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

This is similar to my Rosemary & Smoked Chicken Dumpling Stew. I wanted to make it one day but found I did not have all the ingredients so I made a few changes. This is a great example on how you can take an existing recipe, make a few changes and it feels like a new dish. The stew is similar but yet has a slightly different flavor profile. That is what I enjoy about cooking – you can feel free to explore with different ingredients. I have served this with home-made biscuits and home-made bread from my breadmaker. A great meal on those cold or damp, rainy days. Plus the chicken is tender and it only gets better each day!

If you do not have chicken broth you can substitute vegetable broth or even water plus 1 tbsp butter or olive oil per cup of water. Also the measurements are approximate and should be used as guidelines. If you do not drink alcohol Pinnacle Whipped Vodka is on the sweet side and taste like whipped cream. It does not taste like vodka. I am sure you can find a substitute you will enjoy.

Chicken Ingredients
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
2 tbsp cloves garlic, chopped
¼ tsp pepper
1 tsp Lawry Salt or any seasoned salt
1 tsp Smoked Paprika

Stew Ingredients
2 cups chicken broth
2 tbsp grapeseed oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced
2 cups small red potatoes, cut in half or quarters
1/2 cup fresh green beans, chopped and steamed
1/2 to 1 tsp smoked paprika

Sauce
Note: You may need more sauce depending upon the size of your chicken and vegetables.

1 tbsp grapeseed oil
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cup half and half
2 cups chicken broth
3 to 4 ounces Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

Chicken Ingredients
Heat a large frying pan adding a small amount of oil, add the chicken and cook on a low heat. Add the seasonings and garlic.

Prepare the Stew
While the chicken is cooking, prepare your other ingredients. In a braising pan, heat tablespoon of grapeseed oil then adds onions, carrots, and potatoes and sauté until they start to caramelize. Do not to cover if you want your vegetables to brown since they will be mixed with condensation. Add cooked chicken, chicken broth, Lawry salt, pepper, and a teaspoon of smoked paprika. Cook until vegetables are almost tender.

Make the sauce and bring together all ingredients
In a small pot heat the grapeseed oil then slowly whisk in the flour. Slowly add the chicken broth, whisking until smooth. Whisk in the milk, vodka, and cook until thick and warm. Add sauce to your braising pan; add green beans. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook until all ingredients are blended.

26 thoughts on “Chicken and Vegetable Stew with Pinnacle Whipped Vodka

  1. Looks delicious, comfort food for sure! 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks… it is delish! I make it slightly different each time. Tonight I am making it with biscuits hot out of the oven. It is rather cold here too!

  2. lulu says:

    How good this sounds, especially when I am hungry. I like your variation.

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you. Today I made it with skim milk thickened with arrowroot since I did not have any cream. It was still really good but not as thick as when making with cream. But my husband did not notice any difference. Also I did not have any green beans so I added celery since I had some in the refrigerator. It is a great base recipe that you can experiment.

    1. Bernice says:

      It is wonderful and I tend to make it slightly different each time. Today I did not have any half and half or light cream so I used skim milk. I thicken it with arrowroot – it was not as thick as using cream – but it was still really good. My husband could not notice the difference.

  3. kanzensakura says:

    This looks wonderful. I have whipped cream and don’t have green beans but I do have asparagus. I know what we are having for supper tomorrow night!

    1. Bernice says:

      Asparagus sounds wonderful! I made it tonight and did not have green beans – I did have celery so I added it. I also make it with skim milk thickened with arrowroot since I did not have any cream. It still was really good. Are you planning your superbowl menu?

      1. kanzensakura says:

        My Superbowl menu: My teen Sunday School class and I are going to an excellent Japanese restaurant here – Haiku. They already think I’m the best Japanese food cooker around and I want them to experience it done by a trained chef in an upscale modern setting. However, my husband and his buds are having Domino’s pizza….lol

      2. Bernice says:

        That all sounds wonderful!! Your teen church group are pretty darn lucky! I never had dominos pizza – we don’t have one close by. My husband is a huge football fan – I really don’t care. But I am into the food. I am hoping for two west coast teams playing in NYC and hopes it snows, then I will be interested, ha ha ha

      3. kanzensakura says:

        My husband said they are playing in Jersey right across from NY. The stadium isn’t covered. I hope it snows a foot. Domino’s isn’t so great. I like the NYC style best myself. Never liked pizza until I moved to Long Island. Our pizza is too thick and bland. I am the lucky one as far as the teens go. I love them dearly and they teach me much. I am a big college basketball fan – Duke. But I don’t mind if I miss a game or they lose. My cat is a fan of the Clemson Tigers, lol.

      4. Bernice says:

        Oh that is right… Jersey…. I do hope for some snow – it will be so much more fun to watch. I love New York style pizza – I have never been to NYC – but I love the thin crust and how you can roll it. A lot of places say they are NY style but really are not. And me the critic who has never been to NYC!

  4. Even though I couldn’t taste it, it looks so delicious 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! We have it for a few dinners and it just get better every day. It has been bitter cold here so we look forward to a hot stew for dinner.

  5. This looks so delicious, I’ll definitely be trying it! Such an interesting use of the whipped vodka!

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you! For my original recipe we used Sherry – which is really nice. I ran out so I tried whipped vodka and have been hooked ever since! Not sure if I will go back to the Sherry or not.

  6. Vodka sauce is a favorite and I like how wholesomely you’ve incorporated it into the stew. Somehow doesn’t seem as unhealthy:)

    1. Bernice says:

      This time I made it with skim milk instead of of light cream. It was not as creamy or thick but still really good since the whipped vodka adds a lot of flavor. I would like to make a vodka sauce for pasta – maybe I will get to it one of these days. Hope all is well with you. 🙂

      1. Yes please, a vodka sauce for pasta is just the recipe I need…hope you get to it someday soon:)

      2. Bernice says:

        ok, I will have to look into that more! 🙂

    1. Bernice says:

      Thank you for the mention on your blog! It is one of my go to dishes.

  7. Sophie33 says:

    Hey Bernice!
    I made your divine dinner & my hubby Peter & I both loved it so much! Waw even! xxx

    1. Bernice says:

      Thanks Sophie! I am so glad you and Peter enjoyed it. This is a great meal on a cold, winter day. Or any time you would like some comfort food. I think the Pinnacle Whipped Vodka adds a nice touch to the dish.

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