Chicken tomato veg stew with Parmesan polenta

On my recent trip to NY I started my love affair with polenta and wanted to come up with dishes back here that would allow me to continue that….. Here is one I came up with earlier…

Chicken tomato veg stew served with Parmesan polenta

Ingredients
2 garlic cloves
1 onion
1  Aubergine
1 Courgette
1 Red pepper
100g Olives
2 tbsp Capers
400g Chicken
1tin Chopped tomatoes
White wine vinegar
1 tsp Sage
1 tspThyme

200g Polenta
750 ml Milk
75g Parmesan

  • Fry the garlic & onion in olive oil in a wide saucepan on a medium heat
  • As soon as that is slightly brown, add the chicken, season & add the sage & thyme. Also add a couple of tablespoons of the white wine vinegar.
  • Cook the chicken for approx 10-15 mins. As soon as the chicken is brown, remove from the pan.
  • Add the chopped aubergine, courgette & pepper and cook the vegetables until they have browned; add the olives, capers & chopped tomatoes; Stir.
  • Add the chicken back to the pan, and cook for another 15 minutes.

In the meantime, cook the polenta.

  • Add polenta to boiling milk and stir with a wooden spoon continuously for as long as the packet says. Pre-cooked polenta is just as good as normal polenta & can be ready as fast as 10 minutes. Add Parmesan and season with lots of black pepper.
  • Serve the chicken stew with the polenta.