Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Chicken Chowder

My sister-in-law has made this a number of times when my husband and I would go to her house for dinner. It became one of our favorite meals! It rained today so I finally tried making this myself; it was just as good as I remember. Very easy yet packed with flavor. Definitely a part of my winter menu and hopefully yours too.

1 whole chicken
4 quarts of water
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cups grated carrots
4 cups potatoes
Chicken bouillon, to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 quart milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper

1. Boil a chicken in the 4 quarts of water and a TON of salt, pepper, and chicken bouillon for 2-3 hours (depending on the size of the chicken).
2. Remove the chicken from the water and debone/shred; set aside.
3. Add the celery, onion, carrot, and potatoes to the water that you boiled the chicken in for 20 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, mix the butter, flour, milk, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. This will become your thickening agent.
4. Add the shredded chicken back to the water mixture. Add the thickening agent. Continue to bowl to your desired consistency.

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