My mother-in-law whipped up this heavenly stew yesterday because I’m on a high-protein diet. I tell you – it was just…awesome! FOr diet food, it’s just super. Here’s the recipe for those of you who want to keep the carbs off and still have a good meal:

Ingredients:

Chicken drumsticks, skinned
Carrots, sliced thickly
Celery, broken into short sticks
Bombay onions, diced
Tomatos, halved
Soy sauce
Pepper

Marinate the drumsticks with a dash of soysauce and pepper. Leave for 15 minutes. Using a good stainless steel pot with a heavy bottom, throw in the chicken and onions WITHOUT any oil. When the onions are nicely browned, throw in the tomatoes. You’ll see the juices from the chicken and tomatoes surfacing and thus giving your cooking dish a nice, wet base. When the chicken is cooked (test with a fork), throw in the rest of the veggies and stew for 15 minutes.

It’s important to remember the stainless steel pot with the inch-thick bottom because if you use, say, a claypot or an aluminium pot, the juices will all be absorbed into the pot – not the point of a good stew. The bottom has to be thick to retain heat even after you’ve stopped heating. And DON’T add any water.

That’s it. Enjoy!