Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Adzuki Bean and Chicken Stew


A nice main dish for a cold winter evening. Good with a hearty salad and a piece of Ezekiel or Manna bread.

  • 1 cup of adzuki beans
  • 1-1/2 chicken breasts cut up into bite sized pieces
  • 2-3 carrots cut up
  • 1 large onion cut up
  • 2 stalks of celery cut up
  • 16 oz. of chicken broth
  • 1 cup of water or dry white wine if so desired
  • 3 cloves of garlic diced small
  • Salt, marjoram, bay leaf, sage, or poultry seasoning and any other herbs that you like.
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
How to make it:
  1. Wash and then soak one cup of aduzki beans in two cups water overnight or for a few hours.
  2. Then cook beans, boil and then simmer for an hour or so until tender. Add water as necessary.
  3. Brown chicken pieces in 2 tablespoons olive oil on medium heat until cooked.
  4. Let the meat get brown but do not burn. You will get a caramelized effect if done right.
  5. Take chicken out of skillet and add another Tbs. of olive oil.
  6. Then add onion and garlic and saute for a few minutes. Add a little chicken broth or wine if pan gets dry.
  7. Cook carrots and celery in microwave on high for a minute or two until semi tender.
  8. Place everything in a good sized soup pan, chicken, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, broth and or wine, aduzki beans with any liquid remaining in pan.
  9. Simmer the whole lot for 20 minutes or so after adding the herbs and spices.
  10. Just before serving add some arrowroot to thicken if so desired. I did not need to add any arrowroot as the broth was just thick enough for our taste.
  11. Absolutely delicious. This recipe should feed four adults with a salad and bread. If you try it let me know how it came out.