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Rich Chicken Stew

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I thought is was very bland and not worth all the effort. I agree though, is sure did make the house smell great. It was somewhat better the next day and it was better served over rice then noodles. We also added some Parmesan cheese...
Rich Chicken Stew

24 Reviews for Rich Chicken Stew

01/11/2011
A new family favorite

I have made this for my family now about 3 or 4 times. It's been a big hit all around. I did make a few changes however. I added some small potatoes and one time I even added dumplings. The potatos really pick up the lemon flavor, which is a nice surprise.

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01/03/2011
Short cut guide

I took one look at these instructions and just dumped everything in the pot at once. I used canned mushrooms. I omitted the bay leaves and lemons. I used one tea spoon of ground thyme, one half tea soon of lemon pepper seasoning, salt substitute, and black pepper... At the end I added in the frozen peas, whipping cream, and cornstarch. Cooked for one additional hour and done. Tasted great! Will make it again.

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10/12/2010

I thought is was very bland and not worth all the effort. I agree though, is sure did make the house smell great. It was somewhat better the next day and it was better served over rice then noodles. We also added some Parmesan cheese to add some flavor. I wouldn't make again.

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eatingwell_33 wrote 3 years 30 weeks ago

Just wondering why something that wouldn't be made again would rate four out of five stars.

09/21/2010
Anonymous

Even before I added the cream, everyone was coming into the kitchen and asking when it would be ready. Would be a great filling for a healthy pot pie.

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I was about to ask the same

I was about to ask the same thing. If you didn't like it why would you give it 4 stars?

09/08/2010

I love it when I make something new and the kids not only EAT it, but do so willingly and ask to have it again! This was super quick and super good! I made it just as indicated, except I used 2 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts and 1 lb thighs (although I'd probably use skinless-bone in breasts next time), I didn't have any parsley and I used 1/2 and 1/2 not cream and it was very good! I served over whole wheat flat noodles and it was very good! I wish it was a little thicker, but very good! I love that I can freeze the left overs! I will definitely make this again!

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