Panera Knock-Off: Nik’s “Something Chicken Stew”
    Servings Prep Time
    4bowls (depending on your eating capacity) 10minutes
    Cook Time
    5hours
    Servings Prep Time
    4bowls (depending on your eating capacity) 10minutes
    Cook Time
    5hours
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Put everything exept tomato paste in the crockpot and set it on low for about 4 hours. Then go do something fun (yes, this is a legit part of the recipe).
    2. By the time you come back your chicken should be cooked through. With a pair of tongs, move it to a cutting board and dice it into pieces of your desired size. Put the chicken back into the crockpot.
    3. Taste the broth and adjust the seasonings as you see fit (I added a dash of oregano at this point but otherwise the seasoning was spot on). Stir the tomato paste into the hot liquid until incorporated. Let that go about another 30-40 minutes.
    4. To serve: place a small amount of couscous/quinoa/rice/whatever in a bowl. Ladle some stew on top of it (for your portion, you get to choose how much broth, as I know some folks worry about taking in liquids and solids together). Top with sliced almonds and enjoy!