This was so yummy! A couple of slight changes -- I used all chicken breasts and put them in whole, then coarsely shredded them at the cornstarch-peas step. Also, I could not find the frozen onions so I just added one fresh one, coarsely chopped. Finally, based on other's suggestions, I served over white and wild rice mixture, cooked according to package directions but with chicken stock instead of water and 1/2 the seasoning packet (the whole packet made it too salty). It WAS kind of soupy the first time, so you could cut out some of the water, but leftovers thickened up some, so either way, you're probably fine. All in all, a winner and one I will make over and over again!
Mama's Chicken Stew
nolamom Posted: 11/10/08
No Longer Registered Posted: 12/16/08
I was not impressed. As another reviewer said, this is a soup, not a stew. Even the 3 tablespoons of cornstarch added at the end did not thicken it. Maybe if you used EITHER the 2 cups of water OR the chicken broth it would be more stew like. Beyond that, the recipe just did not have much flavor. My husband and I both thought it was OK - which means we did eat it. But I will not make this recipe again. I'm hoping the flavor will enhance in the fridge and the leftovers will be tastier. I'm tempted, like another reviewer, to throw it out.
DenverGirl Posted: 01/04/09
I used chopped chicken breasts in this recipe and made a few servings of rice to mix in at the end. It had a stew-like taste with a lot of veggies but overall not very flavorful. The leftovers REALLY thickened up and I thought it tasted much better the second day after the flavors had a chance to meld and we added a bit of Jane's Mixed Up Salt. Bottom line is that this recipe has potential but I won't be making it again.
DoggyMom Posted: 10/24/09
This was really lousy. The chicken toughened up (maybe it should have been cooked on low for 6-8 hrs. instead of high for 4 hrs.). It tasted like something out of a can -- very bland and boring. Way too many peas -- they overpowered it -- should have been left out altogether. Like Granite Bay I threw out the leftovers.
malonewood Posted: 09/19/12
I have been making this recipe for years; since it was first published. Absolutely love it, and it has always been a huge hit. I follow iinstructions to the letter, and it has never failed to turn out perfectly! Wonderful with cornbread and fruited slaw.