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    Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies With Lemon Tarragon Mayonnaise

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    4 hrs 30 mins

    30 mins

    4 hrs

    JustaQT's Note:

    You need a pretty large slow cooker for this recipe.

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    Chicken and Veggies

    • 1 large stewing chicken
    • 1 large onions (reserve the skin and put in cheesecloth below, adds good color to the broth) or 1 large yellow onion, cut into wedges (reserve the skin and put in cheesecloth below, adds good color to the broth)
    • 1 large turnip, cut into wedges
    • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced thickly
    • 2 lbs red potatoes, cut into wedges
    • 1 lb portabella mushroom, sliced thickly
    • 1 -2 large parsnip, peeled and sliced thickly
    • 5 -6 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 3 sprigs dill

    Tie in a piece of cheesecloth

    Lemon Tarragon Mayonnaise


    1. 1
      Chicken and Veggies:
    2. 2
      Thoroughly wash the chicken inside and out, taking especial care to clean out clumps of blood in the cavities
    3. 3
      Reserve the giblets for another use
    4. 4
      If you can get the feet, clean them and add them to the pot; they add a wonderful richness to the broth
    5. 5
      Put the cheesecloth bundle into the cavity along with some of the garlic
    6. 6
      Scatter the slices of one of the carrots on the bottom of the slow cooker and put the chicken on top of it
    7. 7
      Put the rest of the ingredients around the pot
    8. 8
      Add enough water and/or dry white wine to come halfway up the sides of the pot
    9. 9
      Cover tightly and cook on high for at least 4 hours or medium for at least 6 hours, depending on the size of your chicken
    10. 10
      Meanwhile, make the lemon tarragon mayonnaise
    11. 11
      Lemon Tarragon Mayonnaise:
    12. 12
      Be sure to use French tarragon and not any other kind
    13. 13
      You really will notice the difference in flavor
    14. 14
      Place all the ingredients except the oil in a blender or food processor and whiz until smooth
    15. 15
      Start adding the oil a drop at a time, allowing it to emulsify
    16. 16
      After you have added a good soupspoonful of oil to the mixture, you can start adding it in a thin stream
    17. 17
      Keep adding the oil until the mayonnaise thickens enough to make a slurping noise (if using a blender, this sound does not happen in a food processor)
    18. 18
      Taste and adjust seasoning
    19. 19
      Chill until ready to use
    20. 20
      When the chicken is tender and done, remove it from the slow cooker and Let it rest at least 15 minutes
    21. 21
      If you plan to chill it, do so
    22. 22
      Remove the vegetables and let them cook to the extent you want, or keep warm
    23. 23
      Take the cheesecloth out of the cavity of the chicken and squeeze it Into the soup to get all the flavor out of ut
    24. 24
      Defat the broth
    25. 25
      Cook some super fine egg noodles to add to the soup
    26. 26
      Use some of the broth the braise the escarole
    27. 27
      Remove the chicken from the bones when it is at the temperature you want and arrange it with the vegetables on a large platter
    28. 28
      Depending on the size of you platter, you can also put the escarole there or on a separate one
    29. 29
      Nap with the lemon tarragon mayonnaise and serve the rest of the mayonnaise on the side

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    Nutritional Facts for Slow Cooker Chicken and Veggies With Lemon Tarragon Mayonnaise

    Serving Size: 1 (257 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 397.8
    Calories from Fat 263
    Total Fat 29.2 g
    Saturated Fat 6.2 g
    Cholesterol 67.3 mg
    Sodium 195.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 4.0 g
    Protein 16.2 g

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    fresh rosemary

    fresh sage

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    lemons, zest of

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