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Sunday, January 31, 2010

I Make Chicken Stew!

I don't know about around your place, but here, the chickens have been so down right cheap, that I buy one about every week!

But what to do with a roaster every week?

I decided to make a good old fashioned stew!

Toss the whole chicken into a nice big soup pot and cover with water. I put in about a 1/4 cup of soy sauce and a half pkg of onion soup mix.
Pop the top on and simmer for at least two hours to develop the flavor and soak it out of those bones.

After it has stewed a couple of hours, I generally take it off the burner and let it cool to lukewarm, or cool enough to handle the meat.
Scoop all the meat and bones out of the pot into a bowl and set the pot to simmer again.

Meanwhile, pull all the meat off the bones. Cut it up in big chunks, (it will likely separate anyway,) and toss it back in the pot. 
Slice about 2 cups of mushrooms in half and 3 or four big carrots into nice big hunks and throw all that into the pot.
Simmer until the liquid gets down to only cover the solids.

Take the pot off the stove. (It's just easier.) 

Sprinkle some cornstarch over it and whisk it in. 
(About 3 tablespoons, depending on how much liquid.)

Pop the pot back on a low heat until the gravy is nice and thick. This is also how I would make a filling for a chicken pot pie.
(Oooh! There's that word: Pie!)

I also had some sour cream in the frig and so I mixed that in.
(That's my secret!)

A little freshly grated black pepper on top.

A hearty, gut warming meal fit for any cold, sleeting night! 



Lori E said...

Feed me this please. Oh yum. I love it. Is it just me or do your fingers feel weird when handling a stewed chicken or turkey carcass? Sort of dry and...well...weird. No? Just me? Nevermind.

Lori E said...

Okay me again. I got so wrapped up in the South Seas cutlery and the chicken stew I forgot to say thanks for your advice on the job interview. I am a pretty confident person but I don't like the unknown.
You might want to link an email address to your blog so when you comment on a blog the person can email a response directly back to you.
Just a suggestion.

Mick said...

Yum Yum! I do the same but with Chicken and dumplings!

Marydon Ford said...

And, what tim eis dinner, please? Chuckle! Looks wonderful!

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Nina Diane said...

oh wow.....that looks so yummy! I'll have to try that one

Eva Gallant said...

Interesting; the soy sauce and the sour cream are things I wouldn't have thought of.

She Writes said...

Looks delicious. But a few dumplings on top would take it over the edge :)!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It sure does look better than the tuna salad I made today. I guess I'd better check out the chicken next time I go to the grocery store. Nice idea putting the sour cream in there.

Deidra said...

Can you ship some of that to Nebraska?

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Ooooh, that looks wonderful!

LadyCat said...


Bill S. said...

I love stew - it is a real belly anchor. Alway great on cold days.

Carraol said...

Looks delicious, I take notes of it and bookmarked, I'll try in a few days. Greetings from Mexico.

Tripat "Prerna" said...

mouth watery dish..i tried it..

crochet lady said...

That chicken stew looks great! Just the thing for these cold winter temps.

Jenn Jilks said...

YUMMY photos! Thank you for visiting My Muskoka !

ethelmaepotter! said...

The soy sauce is a new one on me, but I will definitely try it. I've never actually stopped at the "stew" point - I always go on and make the pot pie or chicken and dumplings - but this looks so delicious, I'm giving it a try next week!

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Nancy Jane said...

I've been wanting chicken pot pie for a while, but I'd settle for that stew! Problem here is, my husband doesn't like chicken stew or the pot pie! I really have to make time to invite a few
'girls' for lunch so I can indulge. Looks wonderful...