Total Time
11hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 11 hrs

This recipe calls for a stewing hen...but if you can't find one, use a regular whole chicken. This recipe lives up to its billing and makes such a good dish out of a poorish bird that the old girl is still an acceptable morsel.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash and cut up chicken.
  2. Sear the pieces in the hot butter.
  3. Add the wine.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pot.
  5. To the pot add the apples, celery, onion, parsley, salt and paprika.
  6. Cover and cook gently until tender.
  7. Stir in flour and chicken stock.
  8. Cook and stir the sauce until it boils.
  9. Add the chicken, cover and simmer until tender 1 hour or more.
  10. Remove chicken to a hot ovenproof serving dish.
  11. Strain the sauce and warm over hot water.
  12. Add the sour cream, salt & pepper.
  13. Add tarragon or basil.
  14. Pour sauce over the chicken and sprinkle generously with the parmesan.
  15. Place it under the broiler until the cheese is melty.