I thought this was actually quite good- comfort food, so not jazzy, but solidly delicious. I added more thyme (dried) initially, and then added fresh at the end, so maybe that was the deciding factor. Served over whole wheat noodles- quite tasty.
Rich Chicken Stew
A blanquette is a classic French stew of veal, chicken or lamb with mushrooms in a velvety sauce. This concept has been adapted to the slow cooker to make a lightened-up version using chicken thighs. Just a little whipping cream (which is less inclined to break down than lighter creams and gives more density to the sauce) adds richness. This is delightful over egg noodles.
24 Reviews for Rich Chicken Stew
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My husband had second helpings of this dish.
This recipe is a crockpot recipe and I must be honest...I don't have a crockpot. So I adjusted this recipe to cook on the stove. Prep-time was about twenty minutes including par-boiling cut-up chicken breats in a salt/lemon water bath and cutting up all the veggies (carrot, celery, onion, lemon, garlic, mushrooms). I used olive oil to saute the mushrooms and onion. Then added the pre-cooked chicken and veggies. Added chicken broth and chicken bullion. I used the water from the cooked chicken, which included lemon wedges, lemon juice and salt. Finished cooking the dish for about hour and half on a simmer. Removed the cooked food from the broth added flour and heavy cream.
This recipe had a nice "nutty" flavor. I really like using lemon in dishes, the lemon gives a well-rounded flavor.
Remember a recipe is merely a suggestion. Use them to help you construct a meal and then add to them for your tastes!
Served with rice.
this calls for two SLICES of lemon cut 1/2 inch thick, not two lemons..also, if you do not follow the recipe and the steps and then find it to be disapointing...try actually following it and then write a review..I find it frustrating to read reviews from people that did not follow the recipe and then do not like it...on the other hand, I do like to read when someone has made it and then added to it to make it better the next time around!
I would cut back a little on the lemon, didn't bother me though. besides that, very very good... Warning: can't just throw in the slow cooker and walk away, it does take more prep than the usual slow cooker recipe.