Asking for recipe testers has been wonderful!
Last week it turned out there were so many details I’d forgotten to spell out: what type of broth were you using—chicken, beef, or vegetable? Chicken is always my go-to broth, but how would you have known that? Was it red wine vinegar or white wine? Good question; red wine vinegar is the answer.
It is all so obvious when someone points it out, but I neglected to be specific and that is no way to write a good recipe. Thank you, Judy, for your specificity.
The good news is that the moment someone points out something that needs to be clarified, I update the recipe on the blog so the current recipe is always the latest version.
This week you can help by testing this Simple Chicken Stew recipe. It is a basic stew that is easy to make and perfect to eat as the weather gets cooler.
I made it the other night to rave reviews. I hope you enjoy it.
A little reminder—if you want to test a recipe, tell me:
Was it understandable?
Did I omit something?
Was it easy to follow?
Did the recipe turn out?
Is there anything you’d change?
Did you like it?
Would you make it again?
Also, don’t let the length of the recipes intimidate you. They may seem long, but that is only to ensure that everything is explained.
Before you start cooking, there are two steps you should take. I highly recommend that you:
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten halfway through a recipe to read “let it marinade overnight.” What! I’m making this for tonight, not tomorrow! And I’m left improvising the rest of the recipe.
Once all the ingredients are prepared and ready, I can start cooking without having to pause to prepare the next ingredients. And I don’t forget to include something because it is already waiting for me to include it.
Simple Chicken StewServes 4
Serve the chicken over the rice.
If you’d like, here are other recipes you can try.
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