One evening when Everett was about 1 or 2 weeks old, my mother in law was over, helping with things around the house, and cooking dinner. She brought over a bunch of random ingredients from her refrigerator at home and just threw it all together. We had no idea what to call this dish, but it was delicious, and we've made it together several times since.
This meal is super simple, with ingredients you already have in your house, I'd be willing to bet. With the exception of artichokes, because I know I don't cook with them all the time, even though they are my favorite vegetable. I feel like artichokes are vastly under used. They are just so good. When I remember that I love something so much I tend to go a little crazy over them. Artichokes on all the things! Pizza, pasta, salads, so many possibilities. Anyway, the artichokes are what make this dish, in our opinion (my mother in laws and mine). Be sure to pick up the already marinated kind, for tons of flavor.
- cooking oil (I prefer coconut oil)
- 1 onion
- 4 carrots
- 4 celery stalks
- 1 russet potato
- 3 chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 1 (8 ounce) jar marinated artichoke hearts
Heat up a large pot with coconut oil over medium heat and start chopping your veggies. Dice your onion, peel and chop carrots, and chop celery. Peel and chop potato into roughly 2-inch pieces. You don't have to be exact. Put all your veggies in the pot, season with salt and pepper and sautè for 10-15 minutes. Cut chicken breasts into 2-inch cubes and add those to the pot, seasoning again with salt and pepper. Give the artichoke hearts a rough chop if they aren't already chopped in the jar, and add the artichokes with the liquids into the pot. Cover the pot with a lid and let everything simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
Serve over quinoa, rice, or alone with your favorite sides!