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1 yellow onion ($0.28)
3 ribs celery ($0.64)
4 cloves garlic ($0.32)
1/2 lb. carrots ($0.32)
1 ¾ lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs ($6.52)
4 Tbsp all-purpose flour, divided ($0.02)
2 Tbsp butter ($0.18)
1 Tbsp olive oil ($0.16)
1 ½ lbs. baby potatoes ($2.89)
1 tsp dried parsley ($0.10)
1/2 tsp dried thyme ($0.05)
1/2 tsp dried rosemary ($0.05)
1/2 tsp dried sage ($0.05)
1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper ($0.02)
2 cups chicken broth ($0.26)
2 cups vegetable broth ($0.26)
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional) ($0.10)
Dice the onion and celery, mince the garlic, slice the carrots, and cut the baby potatoes in half before you begin.
Cut the chicken thighs into 1-inch pieces. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp of the flour over the chicken and toss until the chicken is evenly coated.
Add the butter and olive oil to a large pot. Heat the butter and oil over medium until they are hot and sizzling.
Add the flour-coated chicken to the pot with the butter and oil and allow the chicken to brown on all sides (avoid stirring until browned on the bottom). When the chicken is browned and there is a nice brown layer of flour on the bottom of the pot, remove the chicken to a clean bowl with a slotted spoon. The chicken does not need to be cooked through at this point, just browned on the outside.
Add the onion, celery, garlic, and carrots to the pot and continue to sauté until the onions are soft. Use the moisture released by the vegetables to dissolve and scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pot.
Once the vegetables are slightly softened, add the remaining 2 Tbsp flour to the pot and continue to sauté over medium for about two minutes more. The flour will begin to coat the bottom of the pot again.
Return the browned chicken to the pot. Also add the potatoes, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, pepper, chicken broth, and vegetable broth. Stir to combine and dissolve any flour off the bottom of the pot.
Place a lid on the pot and allow it to come up to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, remove the lid and turn the heat down to medium-low. Allow the stew to simmer over medium-low, without a lid and stirring occasionally, for about 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and the broth has thickened.
Taste the stew and add salt if needed (I did not add any, but it will depend on the salt content of the broth you used). Add a tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley if desired, and serve hot.
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