Holden’s Ranch Chicken Stew Recipe

Holden’s Ranch-style Chicken stew is a hit. You might enjoy this chicken stew along with rice, your dumplings, rolls, tortilla, or bread. Its amazing flavor and taste cannot be described in words until you try it. This Chicken stew is the most ordered and demanded item at the Holden’s Ranch.

Also the most popular one in almost all the cuisines. The addition of milk turns it into a creamy gravy that is made with a stock containing onion, chicken, and carrot.

I must say that don’t worry about the diet, nutrients or anything and must try it at least once in your as it is that much delicious and worth trying.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Chicken (cut into pieces)
  • 1 Gallon water
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cans of evaporated milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups reduced stock, skimmed
  • 1/2 can cream of chicken soup
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions to make Holden’s Ranch Chicken Stew

For the Stock

  1. Bring a stockpot and then add all of your chicken to the pot. Also throw in all the vegetables including carrot, onion, and celery.
  2. Pour water in it and cover the tip with the lid to let the mixture boil.
  3. Then reduce the heat and let the whole mixture simmer for some time. Cook until the chicken gets tender and falls apart. Then remove the chicken from the stock and let it cool until the rest of the stock is sizzling.
  4. Separate the bones and skin from the chicken and add the flesh back into the stock.
  5. Boil again and simmer until 2 cups of stock are left, Strain it and make sure that all the fat is removed.

For the Stew

  1. Press and squeeze the chicken in your hands. Set the squeezed chicken aside.
  2. Take a large pot and stir fry onion in it until it is tender and soft.
  3. Add the evaporated milk to this fried onion. Also, pour the whole milk and the strained stock in it.
  4. Cook for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Then add chicken to the mixture and season it with salt and pepper. Allow the stew to simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Also, add the chicken cream to the stew. Cook until the flavors are formed in the stew.

FAQs?

What is the method of making the stew thick?

The addition of cornstarch of flour makes your gravy thick so that in this way you can thicken your stew. But add only two tablespoons of cornstarch to the stew.

Why does the stew get watery?

Your stew gets watery when you add a lot of stock in it and did not reduce it. Reduce your stock to 2-3 cups and then add it to the stew. Do not overly add water to the stock and then simmer it properly.

Holden's Ranch Chicken Stew Recipe
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Holden's Ranch Chicken Stew Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time3 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 Chicken cut into pieces
  • 1 Gallon water
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 cans of evaporated milk
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups reduced stock skimmed
  • 1/2 can cream of chicken soup
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Bring a stockpot and then add all of your chicken to the pot. Also throw in all the vegetables including carrot, onion, and celery.
  • Pour water in it and cover the tip with the lid to let the mixture boil.
  • Then reduce the heat and let the whole mixture simmer for some time. Cook until the chicken gets tender and falls apart. Then remove the chicken from the stock and let it cool until the rest of the stock is sizzling.
  • Separate the bones and skin from the chicken and add the flesh back into the stock.
  • Boil again and simmer until 2 cups of stock are left, Strain it and make sure that all the fat is removed.

For the Stew

  • Press and squeeze the chicken in your hands. Set the squeezed chicken aside.
  • Take a large pot and stir fry onion in it until it is tender and soft.
  • Add the evaporated milk to this fried onion. Also, pour the whole milk and the strained stock in it.
  • Cook for 20-25 minutes.
  • Then add chicken to the mixture and season it with salt and pepper. Allow the stew to simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Also, add the chicken cream to the stew. Cook until the flavors are formed in the stew.

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