Cooler weather is on its way and what’s better than a big bowl of comfort food to make you feel warm and cozy? Nothing hits the heartstrings quite like the aroma of a rich, hearty stew, of exotic spices rising from a pumpkin pie, or of a plump chicken roasting on a bed of vegetables and garlic. Time to let those inspiring fall colours and crisp breezes get the culinary juices flowing.
Here are a few of our favourite comfort food recipes to warm your heart and home.
1. Chicken with Wild Mushrooms, Tomatoes, and Capers over Creamy Garlic Grits
What’s more comforting that a piping hot bowl of grits served with classic Mediterranean flavours? This dish is a great way to treat your guests on a cool fall evening.
2. Cassoulet of Chicken with Mixed Beans
This classic French comfort dish is made with lean chicken instead of the traditionally-used higher fat choices, like sausage, goose, duck, lamb, or pork. So go ahead and enjoy it without the guilt!
3. Chicken with Fall Vegetables and Whole-Grain Couscous
This healthy dish uses popular fall vegetables and acquires its sweet and spicy flavours from the addition of plump, juicy raisins and hot chili peppers. The perfect dish to enjoy when there’s a chill in the air.
4. Chicken Pot Pie II
Chicken pot pie is a classic comfort food. This recipe can be whipped up in no time at all with the use of store bought puff pastry.
5. Chicken Stew with Never Fail Dumplings
Warm-up with a hearty bowl of chicken stew packed with tender lean chunks of chicken and topped with light and fluffy dumplings.
6. Healthy Chicken Shepherd’s Pie
This family classic gets a healthy twist by using a base of ground chicken topped with mashed celery root and apple.
7. Lightly Curried Party Pot Pie
A traditional chicken pot pie turned sophisticated with the use of curry, creamy coconut milk, sweet potatoes and leeks.
8. Roasted Red Pepper & Chicken Lasagna
A gluten-free lasagna that will whisk your mind away to Italy with its hints of basil, rosemary, thyme and balsamic vinegar.