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A Heart-Healthy Recipe from Our National Guard Dietitian, Heather Taylor

01 February 2024

Can you believe it’s already February? February is Heart Health Month, and a wonderful opportunity to focus on nutritious eating that supports heart health. In line with this, our National Guard Registered Dietitian, Heather Taylor, shares one of her favorite recipes. This heart-healthy chicken stew is perfect for nurturing your heart and also ideal for warming up during the chilly winter months.




Heather Taylor, RD, LDN

Heather Taylor, RD, LDN, expertly integrates her knowledge of integrative functional medicine and sports nutrition into her New Hampshire National Guard role. Her contributions have been instrumental in enhancing the Guard's overall health outcomes.



Simplified Heart-Healthy Chicken Stew


Tailored to the fast-paced lifestyle of military service members and their families, this stew is a harmonious blend of health, convenience, and heartwarming flavors.




  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup milk or cream
  • Optional: 2 cups spinach, roughly chopped


Simplified Heart-Healthy Chicken StewInstructions:


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and brown the chicken for 4-5 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  2. Reduce to medium heat. Add garlic powder, ginger powder, and onion powder, cooking for a minute.
  3. Return the chicken to the pot. Add flour, turmeric, cumin, salt, and pepper. Stir well.
  4. Add potatoes and chicken broth, scraping up any bits from the pot.
  5. Simmer for 25-30 minutes until chicken and potatoes are tender.
  6. Stir in milk or cream, and if using, spinach. Cook for another 5 minutes. Adjust seasoning as needed.
  7. Serve hot or store for later.


Perfect for Heart Health Month and Winter Warmth


  • Celebrating Heart Health: In Heart Health Month, this stew is an excellent choice for its low saturated fat content and nutrient-rich profile.
  • Winter Comfort: There's nothing quite like a warm, hearty stew to provide comfort during the cold winter months. This recipe offers both warmth and wellness in every spoonful.
  • Convenience for Busy Lives: Quick to prepare, this stew is an ideal choice for military families balancing hectic schedules.
  • Lasting Freshness: Easily stored in the fridge or freezer, this stew makes for healthy and convenient leftovers, ensuring that a nutritious meal is always at hand.


Perfect for Heart Health Month and Winter WarmthHeather Taylor highlights the importance of recipes like this for the military community, especially during Heart Health Month. As a dietitian, she recognizes the need for nourishing and practical meals. This stew, with its heart-healthy ingredients and comforting warmth, is perfect for supporting the well-being of our military families during the winter and all year round.


Stay tuned for more heart-healthy tips and recipes from our wellness experts, and remember, taking care of your heart is a year-round commitment that starts with what's on your plate!

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