Back to Sunday

When I say “back,” I mean way back. Back to the days when families came together to share a meal for no reason other than, say, it was Sunday.

Back to the family-style meals cooked with soul and meant to satisfy, not just curb an appetite.

A recent afternoon cooking with my mother led to this hearty dish. The ingredients reminded my mom of her mother’s soulful cooking; its comfort factor made me grateful I got to share it with my family.

Sunday Stew with Pan-seared Chicken, Bacon and Root Vegetables

Four free-range bone-in chicken breasts

2 slices bacon, chopped

6 medium yellow, white or blue potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks

6 large carrots, cut into bite-sized rounds

1 onion, chopped

1 head garlic, minced

1/2-1 cup chicken stock

Rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350. Place chopped potato, carrot, onion, and stock into a large pot and cook on medium heat, covered, until vegetables begin to soften, about 15 minutes. Place chicken, bacon and butter in a large frying pan and cook until meat is lightly browned on both sides. Combine veggies and meat in a large casserole dish. Season to taste and cook in oven, covered, until veggies are soft and chicken is cooked through, about 40 minutes. Makes about four servings.


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