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Vegetable and Chicken Stew

“Farm-fresh cream gave old-fashioned chicken stews a wonderful richness. This version uses half-and-half to cut the fat while keeping the luscious flavor.“
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 pounds), cut up
  • 4 cups water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half cream

Directions

  • Remove and discard skin from chicken; rinse and pat dry. Place chicken pieces in a Dutch oven; add 3-1/2 cups water, dill, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the carrots, potatoes and parsnips. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken juices run clear.
  • Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken and vegetables to a large bowl; keep warm. Bring cooking juices to a boil. In a small bowl, combine flour, cream and remaining water until smooth; gradually stir into juices. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Pour over chicken and vegetables.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 460 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 7g fiber), 42g protein.

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