This Chicken Stew recipe is tried and true and has warmed the hearts and sated the stomachs of any who has enjoyed it. My wonderful mother has made this for me for as long as I can remember. I couldn't get enough of it, and mom couldn't keep up with the demand so I learned and mastered it. This recipe takes a bit of time 2 1/2 - 3 hours, but only 1/2 an hour of real preparation, but it is well worth it. The few extra steps (TLC) ensure perfection. A very basic chicken stew without any extra fat, very inexpensive, nutritious and loaded with Vitamin A, which is proven to prevent colds (I'm hardly ever sick, the stew, perhaps?) and most importantly the best chicken stew you will ever eat!