4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

This hearty chicken-and-plantain stew is an easy and delicious way to prepare plantains - or cooking bananas - which are a common ingredient in stews, soups, and casseroles throughout Latin America.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onion, and bell pepper; sauté for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato and next 8 ingredients (tomato through broth). Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in plantains; cook 10 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

Step 2

Note: Beef broth is used to help deepen the flavor in this stew, but chicken broth is a fine substitute.

Chef's Notes

Look for firm plantains; overripe fruit will become mushy during cooking.

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