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Poached Chicken

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Ingredients
  Whole chicken 5 Pound (1 Bird)
  Defatted chicken broth 6 Cup (96 tbs) (Homemade Or Canned)
  Carrot 1 , peeled and cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  Celery rib 1
  Parsley stems 5 (Several Stems, No Leaves)
  Yellow onion 1 , peeled and stuck with 2 cloves
  Parsnips 3 , peeled, cut in 2 or 3 pieces
  White turnips 2 , cut into eighths
  Carrots 2 , peeled, cut in half lengthwise, then each length cut into 3 pieces
  New potatoes 6 (In Their Jackets)
  Small green beans 1⁄2 Pound
  Prepared horseradish 3 Ounce (1 Jar)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Rinse the chicken under water thoroughly.

MAKING
2. In a large heavy pot, place the chicken and cover with cold water.
3. Place the pot on heat and bring to the boil. Do not cover.
4. Boil for 5 minutes, and discard the water.
5. Now pour the broth on the chicken to cover it.
6. Add the carrot, celery, parsley stems, and studded onion to this.
7. Simmer the mixture, partially covered, about 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours , until the leg moves easily and the chicken is tender.
8. Turn off the heat and let the chicken cool in the broth.
9. With a large spoon, remove the chicken and discard the cooking vegetables.
10. Also strain the broth to remove the fat.

FINALIZING
11. Cook separately each garnish vegetable in the microwave -- parsnips, white turnips, carrots, new potatoes in their jackets and green beans, in some of the chicken broth. Keep aside.
12. Remove the chicken skin and cut the meat off the bones.
13. Slice the meat and arrange on a platter with the cooked vegetables around it.
14. Heat the strained broth again.

SERVING
15. Season the broth and serve it as a first course.
16. Follow it up with the chicken and vegetables.
17. Serve the horseradish separately along with it.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Poached
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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