waterzooi of chicken

45 minutes


  • Celery stalks, 2 stems
  • Parsley, 1 bunch
  • 1 Chicken
  • Cream, 1 cup
  • Mushrooms (sliced), 100 grams
  • Butter, 2 table spoons
  • 2 Carrots-large (sliced)
  • 2 Egg yolks
  • Flour, 1 table spoon
  • 1 Bay leaves
  • 2 Leeks (large)



Place a big piece of butter in a pan cook vegetables in butter in another pan:do not brown.

Brown the mushrooms in butter in another pan. Take the vegetables out and brown the chicken in same butter adding a little if necessary.

Season to taste with salt, pepper and bay leaf(because of the liquid use more salt).

Put the vegetables on top of the chicken.Add 2 stalks of parsley.

Add half cube chicken stock if needed.

Bring to boil on top of stove and put in a preheated oven(350 F -400 F) until chicken is tender.

Meanwhile,mix 1 tsp butter with 1 tsp flour. When the chicken is done take out the meat discard the neck, liver ,heart and also the stalks of parsley.

Correct the seasoning, pour the vegetables through a sieve.

Puree the vegetables in an ordinary sieve and add them to the liquid again.

Add the mushrooms, flour and butter.

Add cream which has been mixed with 2 egg yolks before serving.

Pour the mixture over the chicken and decorate with parsley.

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