Laila Ali’s Stewed Chicken and Gravy

June 6, 2013  |  

Hot mama Laila Ali hit ABC’s “The Chew” to share one of her favorite recipes. We love how passionate she is about food and health. A flavorful dish that’s weighs in at just over 300 calories a serving and is delicious? Definitely a knockout. Courtesy of ABC.com

Ingredients
6-8 Skinless Chicken Thighs
6-8 Chicken Tender
s1 1/2 cups chopped Yellow Onion
1 cup chopped Green Onion
6 cloves Garlic (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons chopped Thyme
3 Bay Leaves3 teaspoons Paprika
2 teaspoons Chili Powder
1 teaspoon freshly ground Black Pepper
1 tablespoon Sea Salt
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1/4 cup fresh Parsley to garnish
sifted Flour to thicken gravy

Directions
1. Put chicken in a large mixing bowl. Add paprika, chili powder, black pepper, and sea salt. Mix well and set aside.
2. Heat olive oil over medium low heat in a large sauté pan. Add yellow onion, green onion and garlic. Sauté about 6 to 8 minutes or until they begin to brown. Remove onions from the pan and set aside.
3. Put chicken in the sauté pan. Add a little more olive oil if needed. Turn heat up to medium high and brown chicken on both sides, about 10 to 12 minutes total.
4. Return onions back to the pan. Pour in 5 cups of warm water. Add thyme and bay leaves. Stir all ingredients together and cook uncovered on medium heat for 35 to 40 minutes.
5. Remove pan from heat. Thicken gravy with sifted flour as needed. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley. Serve hot over rice or other starch.

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