Serve this soup when entertaining guests and you have an easy and delicious dinner party on your hands! Serve it alongside some fridge cake to complete the experience.
Roux (butter and flour) is key here – thickening up the broth while adding richness and adding depth of flavour. A touch of cream at the end adds luxuriousness.
1. Smothered Chicken Stew
This comforting, flavorful, and satisfying chicken stew recipe is an old classic for cool weather dinners. This recipe utilizes chicken thighs which are more affordable than breasts while still remaining juicy during simmering time – or use rotisserie chicken as an easy weeknight option. In addition to chicken thighs and other ingredients such as onions, garlic, cornstarch flour milk bouillon butter salt pepper tomatoes
Before adding chicken to the pot, brown it first to seal in flavor and add color. Boil until it falls apart then remove from broth to pull out meat (discard skin).
Pour in the rest of the ingredients and stir to mix them thoroughly. You may need to thicken the stew by whisking all-purpose flour into melted butter until a paste forms; continue stirring the stew until it reaches your desired thickness.
2. Chicken Fricassee
This classic French stew is full of silky goodness. To save time and money, choose boneless skinless chicken thighs instead of breasts; they’re more economical and hold up better through long simmering processes. To add extra flavor, stir in 1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning or paprika before cooking begins.
Cooking bacon before adding white wine and broth gives your dish an exquisite smokiness that adds depth of flavor. Leave any of the bacon drippings behind to enhance this depth of flavor further. All-purpose flour thickens your sauce; cooking it to form a paste helps bring all its flavors together for an exceptional dish!
This chicken stew recipe can be served alongside buttery mashed potatoes, buttered egg noodles, or garlic bread to soak up all of its irresistible mushroom cream sauce. For an extra hearty meal on cold winter nights, simply stir in some heavy cream just prior to serving for added warmth and comfort!
3. Chicken and Vegetable Stew
This filling stew features potatoes, carrots and other vegetables for extra satisfying satiation, along with chicken bouillon and milk for an added layer of richness. Ideal for cold weather conditions and delicious when served alongside saltine crackers!
This recipe calls for chicken thighs; however, breasts may also work if desired. To bring out its fullest potential flavor and add even more depth of flavor, browned the chicken first before starting the stew – although this step is optional, but will give the dish its signature brown hue while simultaneously adding delicious flavor!
Rotisserie chicken makes for an easy, quick meal; just be sure to remove any skin or extra fat before adding it to the pot.
If you want your stew to be thicker, mix a teaspoon of cornflour with cold water until a slurry forms and stir this into your broth while it simmers – this will help cook out any flour flavour and thicken your stew more.
4. Chicken and Corn Stew
This light yet hearty stew is ideal for fall or winter evenings. Packed full of chicken, corn, potatoes, tomatoes and spices like herbs or cayenne pepper for that Tex-Mex flair!
The beauty of this recipe lies in its ease! Everything can be prepared in just one pot – from browning the chicken and adding veggies and broth, to cooking and cleaning up afterwards! For maximum efficiency use rotisserie chicken for faster results!
For creamiest results, use homemade or low sodium chicken broth. For even greater creaminess, thicken it by whisking in a mixture of flour and water; this will deepen and add another dimension of flavor to the stew. A splash of heavy cream adds richness as well. Enjoy it alongside crusty bread for an unforgettable meal or pack leftovers for lunches later!