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Chicken Stew

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Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces
6 cups water
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, sliced thin
3 cups reserved chicken broth
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup carrots, chopped (about 3 carrots)
1 cup celery, chopped (about 2 ribs)
1 can (7 ounces) mushrooms drained (stems & pieces)
1 can (8-3/4 ounce) whole kernal corn (do not drain)
1 can (8-3/4 ounce) peas, drained
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup milk

Instructions

In a small bowl combine poultry seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper, set aside. Place vegetable oil in hot dutch oven and brown chicken. When chicken is brown, add water and prepared seasoning and cook until chicken is tender. Remove chicken from pot and reserve broth. Allow chicken to cool slightly, de-bone and set aside. Place olive oil in pot and carmelize onions until light brown. Add 3 cups of the reserved broth and tomato paste and bring to a boil on medium high heat. Add de-boned chicken, carrots, celery, mushrooms, corn and peas. Mix cornstarch with milk and add to pot, stirring until stew thickens. Place on center rack of 275 degree oven and cook for 2 hours. Check seasoning before serving and serve over hot biscuits or mashed potatoes.

Don DeDecker
East Moline



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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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