We’re one week into the #JanuaryWhole30; you’re probably on the hunt for flavorful and easy Whole30 recipes. Here’s our gift to you: a little sneak-peek recipe from the new The Whole30 Slow Cooker.

Add this recipe for Chicken, Kale and Sausage Stew to your meal prep for the week week. Besides being delicious, it’s also a perfect winter meal to prepare when the weather outside is anything but warm.

Chicken, Kale and Sausage Stew

SERVES 4 | PREP:  20 minutes | SLOW COOK:  6 hours (Low) or 3 hours (High) | TOTAL: 6 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients
Fennel and lemon are frequently paired up—they just seem to like each other a lot. Use a mortar and pestle to crush the fennel seeds, or place them in a plastic bag and roll over them with a rolling pin.

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cups Whole30-compliant chicken broth or Chicken Bone Broth
1 can (14.5 ounces) Whole30-compliant re-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
1 large yellow onion, cut into thin wedges
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest, plus extra for serving
1 1⁄2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed
8 ounces Whole30-compliant smoked kielbasa or chicken-apple sausage, sliced into 1⁄2-inch pieces
2 cups packed chopped fresh kale

Instructions
IN a 6-quart slow cooker combine the chicken, broth, tomatoes, onion, garlic, lemon zest, and fennel seeds.
COVER and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours or on high for 3 to 31⁄2 hours. Add the sausage and kale. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes or until the sausage is heated through and the kale is wilted.
SERVE, topped with additional lemon zest if desired.

 


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Excerpted from The Whole30 Slow Cooker. Copyright © 2018 by Melissa Hartwig Urban. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Photography by Ghazalle Badiozamani. Whole30 is the legally registered trademark of Thirty & Co. LLC.