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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 249.7
  • Total Fat: 7.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.1 mg
  • Sodium: 496.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 32.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g

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Caribbean Pulled Chicken Stew

Submitted by: JANNERS1980
Caribbean Pulled Chicken Stew

Introduction

This is a thick hearty BOLD tasting stew. The ginger gives it a kick and the coconut milk adds a delicious texture and rich flavor. I was apprehensive at first as I wasn't too sure how this stew would turn out but it ended up being AMAZING, everybody loved it and had multiple servings, the pot was empty in no time !!! I promise this stew will not disappoint!

(use homemade chicken broth and you can cut the sodium in half in this recipe)

(for extra protein add a can of chick peas, but rinse well to keep the sodium low)
This is a thick hearty BOLD tasting stew. The ginger gives it a kick and the coconut milk adds a delicious texture and rich flavor. I was apprehensive at first as I wasn't too sure how this stew would turn out but it ended up being AMAZING, everybody loved it and had multiple servings, the pot was empty in no time !!! I promise this stew will not disappoint!

(use homemade chicken broth and you can cut the sodium in half in this recipe)

(for extra protein add a can of chick peas, but rinse well to keep the sodium low)

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    ~1 tbsp olive oil
    ~2 medium onions diced
    ~6 chicken thighs (must have skin & bones in tact, will remove skin & bones later)
    ~3.5 cups low sodium chicken broth
    ~4 cups diced & peeled yams (sweet potatoes)
    ~2 cups fresh diced tomatoes
    ~3/4 cup tomato juice
    ~1.5 cups frozen corn
    ~1 tbsp chili powder
    ~3 tsp black pepper
    ~1 cup Rooster brand coconut milk (or any brand that is unsweetened & light coconut milk, less than 300 calories per 1 cup serving)
    ~5 tsp fresh minced ginger (3 tsp dried)

Directions

In a 4-5 quart Dutch oven heat oil. Add onions; cook and stir over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender. Add chicken pieces and broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Remove chicken from Dutch oven and set aside to cool.

Add yams, tomatoes, tomato juice, frozen corn, chili powder, to Dutch Oven with chicken broth. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender but not to soft.

Meanwhile, when cool enough to handle, remove chicken from bones. Discard the skin and bones and any fat. Using your hands pull chicken into bite sized strands/chunks. Skim any fat from the broth. Do not add chicken yet.

Reserve 2 cups of broth & vegetables and once cool use a food processor or blender to puree the mixture. Return the vegetable/broth puree to the Dutch oven. Add chicken, coconut milk and ginger. Cook on low-medium heat for 10 minutes.

Serve & Trust me you WILL ENJOY !!!!!

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JANNERS1980.






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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    My family doesn't like sweet potatoes so I didnt tell them what was in the stew and they practically licked the pot clean, this is rich & delicious! - 1/26/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous, flavorful stew- a nice change from vegetable beef. I used boneless, skinless thighs, and put everything together in the crock pot in the morning, left on low for 10 hours. I did not puree, but slightly mashed the potatoes. I also added green beans. DELICIOUS! - 9/13/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was delicious. I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts in lieu of chicken thighs. My kids don't like sweet potatoes either, but they liked this stew a lot. I think I would use less ginger next time, (tasted great, but a little fragrant), but all in all, fantastic! - 1/11/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    OMG...outstanding - 6/11/10

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  • This is so good! I made it in my crockpot, but reduce the water a bit. The flavors are really great. So many crockpot recipes are so bland. It's so filling. Will definitely be making this again. - 3/21/14

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  • OMG!....this is amazing! Lots of broth so we cleaned up most of the veggies and are going to throw some shrimp and rice stick noodles in. So yummy....thank you!
    - 10/4/13

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  • Soooo Good! My husband said it tasted like when he lived in Jamaica for a summer. My kids even ate it! We have made this multiple times and love it. I took it one day as left overs and added fresh green peppers to it...fantastic! - 8/15/12

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  • This stew is absolutely amazing. I have made it twice so far and it works out as a great weekday lunch. I love ginger so I ususally double it as well as the chili powder and add a dash of cayenne. Next time I will try substituting the meat for beans as I love beans. Great recipe!! - 7/16/12

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  • Amazing flavor--I couldn't believe how creamy it was! I included the whole can of coconut milk, and used 8oz tomato sauce because I couldn't find tomato juice (weird, I know!). Next time I'll use more chicken & cook the ginger, but otherwise, loved it!! - 6/25/12

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  • This recipe is to die for! I love it! - 2/29/12

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  • Super tasty, and my BF loves it! A + - 2/13/12

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  • I could not believe how could this is. I had to tweak the seasoning a little and I could not find unsweatened coconut but I made this work. Very good! - 2/9/12

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  • This is very delicious, though I made some minor adjustments: added chick peas, carrots and green beans. Increased coconut milk to 1 full can, and added red chili flakes. Huge hit on family night and everyone asked for the recipe ;) - 1/5/12

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  • Oh WOW! This was so delicious!!! I am going to make it often! - 11/7/11

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  • Delicious!!! Will make a double batch next time and stock some in the freezer. Filling and fulfilling. - 10/25/11

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  • i tried this and loved it! - 10/6/11

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  • This was the second thing I ever made from sparkrecipes and it got my whole family hooked. We make it every other week, absolutely delish!! - 3/2/11

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  • we didn't really like it. I guess my family and I just don't like ginger. - 1/19/11

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  • This was pretty tasty, but it was missing something. More spice perhaps? Some jalapenos or cayenne pepper might be good. Maybe some cilantro. Overall, it was very good, and the hubby really liked it as well. - 1/18/11

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  • Delish!!!! I don't like spicy so I left out the chili powder, but added nutmeg, corainder, cinnamon, garlic, & paprika. This stew was amazing! - 1/18/11

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  • I had to add a little lime juice to make it a little less sweet for my taste, but it was really good after I made the adjustment - 1/17/11

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  • I used Trader Joe's Light Coconut Milk, which has only 150 calories per cup. Also I used skinned chicken breasts and browned them in grape seed oil. Added allspice and thyme too. It was wonderful. - 1/13/11

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  • Very, very good!! I would add less spice next time, but otherwise it was perfect. The family loved it. - 2/12/10

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  • sounds great going to try it - 2/7/10

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