|This traditional stewed chicken dish begins with a browned, cut up chicken, that is slow cooked in a roux based gravy.|
Southern Stewed ChickenThis Southern Stewed Chicken recipe begins with a searing of the chicken, then a roux based gravy is prepared, to which the chicken is returned and slow simmered. It's somewhat similar to my Chicken and Gravy, except that the chicken is not floured. It's a simple southern dish created with layers of flavor and that's one reason that it's so good!
If you've arrived here from a Google search for Chicken Stew, I have two versions to share with you. One is a super easy, fast to the table, shortcut version and the other is the longer, homemade, stewed version made from stewing down a whole chicken. Both are delicious!
Recipe: Southern Stewed Chicken©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 15 min |Cook time: 1 hour 30 mins | Yield: About 4 to 6 servings
- One 3 pound whole chicken, cut up
- Salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning, to taste
- Up to 1/2 cup of cooking oil
- 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups of chopped onion
- 1/2 cup of chopped bell pepper
- 1/4 cup of chopped celery
- 2 quarts of water, chicken stock or broth, heated
- 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
- Couple dashes of hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
- Perfect boiled rice, or mashed potatoes
Heat oil over medium high heat in a cast iron or heavy bottomed Dutch oven. Season chicken on both sides with the salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning. Cooking in batches, brown the chicken on all sides; remove and set aside. Add oil to the pan drippings, if needed, to equal 1/2 cup total and heat over medium high heat, slowly whisking in the flour a little at a time. Cook until flour is incorporated and no lumps remain. Cook, stirring regularly, for 4 minutes.
Add the onion, bell pepper and celery and cook for 3 minutes, then begin adding in warmed water or broth, a cup at a time, constantly whisking it in until well incorporated and blended in. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low simmer, return the chicken to the pot and simmer uncovered for 1 hour. Add the chopped garlic and hot sauce and let cook another 30 minutes. Taste for seasonings and add additional salt, pepper and Cajun seasoning as needed.
To thicken the drippings for a gravy, skim excess fat from the top of the drippings and discard. Prepare a slurry of 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and just enough water to dissolve. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside. Bring drippings up to a boil, slowly stirring in the slurry. Boil, stirring constantly until mixture is thickened to desired consistency.
Serve over hot rice or mashed potatoes, with a non-starchy green vegetable such as broccoli, a salad, green beans or Brussels sprouts.
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