Recipe Friday: Southwestern Chicken and Lima Bean Stew


Hi all!! Here is a good recipe that my kids and hubby enjoy. Which says a lot because none of them really like stews. I probably am the only one that really enjoys a good stew. Enjoy!!


Southwestern Chicken and Lima Bean Stew


  • 4 bone-in chicken thighs (1-1/2 pounds), skin removed
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh cilantro or parsley


  1. Place the first five ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and dry seasonings; pour over top.
  3. Cook, covered, on low 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker. When cool enough to handle, remove meat from bones; discard bones.
  5. Shred meat with two forks; return to slow cooker and heat through.
  6. If desired, sprinkle with cilantro.

Yield: 6 servings.

Flea Market/Farmers Market


I love going to the local flea market. I love to look at all the stuff and maybe by a couple things that we need. Not too much but sometimes there are things that you can find that are barely used or not even used, that people do not have the need for. I limit what I buy because I honestly don’t want so much junk laying around. I am trying to get rid of a lot of the useless stuff we have already. So I don’t add anything unless it is something one of us can get use out of. But it’s still fun if for nothing else to just look at all the old stuff 🙂

The best thing though by going to the local flea market is they have an area that has local growers of vegetables and fruits. Some of them, do buy large quantities from big producers but most do not. When we went this past Sunday I made out like a bandit lol!!! I got chili peppers, jalapeño peppers, apples, cucumbers and peaches.


We also got two huge cantaloupes and a watermelon. I love getting stuff like this from local growers if I can because they seem to taste so much better. The only thing that did not come from locals growers were the apples but  you know they still taste good 🙂