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“Get Well” Chicken Stew

December 28, 2014

If you are sick, this is the perfect stew to make you feel better.  Better yet, if someone you know is sick, why not make this for him to help him feel better soon.  This stew was perfect for both me and my brother.  I haven’t felt all that well today and my brother is recovering from his injuries from his wreck, so this stew lifted both our spirits and satisfied our souls.  Maybe it’s because it is loaded with wonderful nutrients! We both even had seconds! Be sure and serve with fresh baked French bread.  This is my version of “Warm-You-Up Chicken Stew” from The Daniel Plan Cookbook.  I changed the name since it is helping us both “get well!”  “Mmm! This is so good, and healthy, too!”~ Kevin Wilson

1 whole chicken, skinned

1 medium onion

2 stalks of celery, cut in 1-inch pieces

broth from the cooked chicken

1 lb carrots, peeled and diced

6 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into medium-sized chunks

1 med. turnip, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/2 tsp. thyme leaves

1/2 tsp. chopped basil leaves

1/2 tsp. tarragon leaves

(You can add Kosher or sea salt and pepper, but we didn’t since my mom is suppose to be on a low-sodium diet.)

Put chicken in a Dutch oven and cover with water.  Add onion and celery.  Boil until the chicken is tender.  Remove chicken from pan and debone.  In the meantime, to the chicken broth, add the carrots, potatoes, turnip, and herbs.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and cook until vegetables are almost tender. Add the deboned chicken back to the pot.  Cook uncovered until vegetables are very tender, about 15 minutes.  Serve with fresh baked French bread.

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From → Chicken, Soup, Stew

One Comment
  1. Traci Wharton permalink

    Sounds great and easy! Hope you and your brother feel better!

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