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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stew Sunday

"Unless you stole it, eating any food should feel guilt free." Unknown

Guilt Free Chicken Stew
  Some weekends I don't cook much.  This weekend I was working on the second round of book edits. I've also started making jewelry for holiday gifts and to sell.

So this stew was the perfect recipe. I just put it in the stockpot while I was busy doing other things.  This is just more comfort food for this time of year. It was cold and rainy all weekend here in Milwaukee. This is just the perfect food to warm you up on the inside when it is nasty outside.

Guilt Free Chicken Stew
2 ½ to 3 lb frying chicken whole or cup up
3 cups water
4 chicken flavor bouillon cubs
2 stalks of celery cut into small pieces
½ large yellow onions chopped.
1/3 cup corn starch
½ cup water
1 ½ cup frozen mixed vegetables

Put chicken in stock pot with water, celery, onion and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from stockpot. Refrigerate stock and chicken overnight.  Skim fat off of top of stock. Remove skin and meat from chicken. Discard skin and return chicken to skimmed stock. Bring chicken stock mixture to a low simmer.   Add vegetables. Mix corn starch and water. Add a bit at a time until mixture reaches desired thickness.

Serve over noodles or mashed potatoes

I used yellow potatoes and mashed them with a bit of sour cream and milk.

Serves 6

Chris Wodke
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