Chicken in a Pot

Chicken in a Pot

Serves 6 to 8

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 within a few days or frozen to make stews, soups or sauces. Leftover chicken can be served cold or used in sandwiches and salads.

  • 1 whole chicken, about 3 1/2 pounds, skin removed
  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 celery stalks, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 large carrots, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 medium yellow beets, peeled and quartered, or 4 parsnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 small red potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 8 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 8 sprigs parsley
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
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Place chicken, onion, garlic, celery, carrots, beets and potatoes in a Dutch oven or stockpot large enough to hold the chicken and vegetables together. Add broth, 2 cups water, parsley, bay leaves and pepper. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, uncovered, making sure the chicken is submerged (add more water if needed), for 45 to 50 minutes or until chicken is tender and juices run clear when pierced with a fork and vegetables are tender. Remove chicken from pot and set aside until cool enough to handle. Carve chicken into pieces and serve with vegetables and broth.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:400 calories (60 from fat), 6g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 145mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 50g protein
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