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As an expat from the States, it can be difficult having loved and lost your oven... but there's a plethora of recipes to meet your tastebuds' needs using stovetop, crockpot, and even microwaving methods! This blog will provide recipes spanning from sidedishes to desserts, funky to traditional, and a few things in between. Enjoy!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Chicken in a Pot

Serves 6
This classic and versatile recipe is a perfect once a week meal. Serve the tender chicken along with the root vegetables and flavorful broth. Any leftover broth can be used to make delicious stews, soups, or sauces. Use within a couple of days or freeze. Leftover chicken can be served cold, on sandwiches, or in salads.

1 small whole chicken, about 3 pounds
Sea salt
Ground black pepper
1 onion, halved and sliced
4 celery ribs, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cloves of garlic
3 carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 yellow beets, peeled, halved if small, quartered if big
8 small potatoes, scrubbed
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
8 sprigs parsley
2 bay leaves

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper on all sides, including inside the cavity. Add chicken, onion, celery, garlic, carrots, beets and potatoes to a Dutch oven or stockpot large enough to hold the chicken and vegetables together. Add broth, parsley and bay leaves. Bring to a simmer and cook, making sure the chicken is submerged (add more water if needed). Cook for about 50 minutes, at a very gentle simmer, uncovered, until chicken is tender and juices run clear when pierced with a fork. Remove chicken from pot. Check that potatoes and beets are tender. When ready to serve, carve chicken into pieces. Serve with vegetables and broth.

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