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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Sweet and Spicy Chicken and White Bean Stew

"Lemongrass lends a hint of citrus to this stew." —Lindsay Weiss, Overland Park, KS

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 3/4 cups stew and 1 tablespoon cilantro)

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, undrained
  • 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh lemongrass (about 1 stalk)
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) baking potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add cardamom, cloves, and garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add onion; sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Add chili powder, turmeric, and coriander; cook 30 seconds. Add beans and chicken; stir to coat. Add milk, 1/2 cup water, lemongrass, tomatoes, and potato to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until potato is tender. Serve with cilantro.

Wine note: With its layered spices and distinctly Asian ingredients, this chicken and bean stew finds its match in an off-dry riesling like Blue Fish Sweet Riesling 2007 ($11) from Germany. The wine's peachy, tropical sweetness nicely balances the heat of the dish, while its vibrant acidity cuts through the richness of coconut milk. —Jeffery Lindenmuth

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 364
  • Calories from fat: 29%
  • Fat: 11.7g
  • Saturated fat: 3.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Protein: 27.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 37.5g
  • Fiber: 6.7g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg
  • Iron: 3.8mg
  • Sodium: 544mg
  • Calcium: 82mg
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