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Chicken Fricassee With Half And Half

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This Chicken Fricassee is the best that I've ever tasted ! Try this stewed chicken for your next meal ! Your suggestions for this Chicken Fricassee are welcome.
  Stewing chicken 4 1⁄2 Pound, cut into pieces and rinsed (1 Piece)
  Onion 1 Medium, peeled and quartered
  Mushroom 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Peppercorns 2
  Boiling water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Half and half 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon

1. Put chicken pieces, gizzard, heart and neck into a 4-quart microwave-oven-safe casserole. Add onion, mushroom, parsley, bay leaf, salt, peppercorns and boiling water. Cover with a microwave-oven-safe lid.
2. Cook in microwave oven 1 1/2 hours at Medium, or until thickest pieces are tender; rearrange chicken every 30 minutes. Add liver the last 3 minutes of cooking.
3. Remove chicken and giblets from broth. Strain broth and let cool slightly; skim off and reserve 1/4 cup fat.
4. Heat the 1/4 cup fat in the microwave-oven-safe casserole in microwave oven 1 minute at High. Blend in flour. Cook uncovered 1 minute at High, or until bubbly.
5. Add 2 cups chicken broth and the half-and-half gradually to butter-flour mixture, stirring constantly. Cook uncovered in microwave oven 10 to 12 minutes at High, or until thickened and smooth; stir every 3 minutes.
6. Add lemon juice and chicken to sauce; stir. Heat in microwave oven to serving temperature (about 5 minutes at High).

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