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       Title: CHICKEN STEW WITH FENNEL AND SAFFRON
  Categories: Stews, Chicken
       Yield: 4 servings
  
       4    Tomatoes; peeled, cored,
            - seeded and chopped
       2 lg Onions; quartered
       4    Garlic cloves; crushed
       4 lg Fennel bulbs with feathery
            - leaves attached
            - coarsely chopped
       3 tb Olive oil
     1/3 c  Ricard;o.Pernod o.licorice-
            - flavored aperitif
       2 pn Saffron
     1/3 c  Fresh thyme
       4    Bay leaves
            Salt
            Pepper; black
       4    Chicken legs with thighs
            - attached, skin removed
       1 lb Boiling potatoes; peeled
            - and quartered
       2 c  Chicken stock
  
   The day before: combine the tomatoes, onions, garlic, fennel, olive oil,
   Ricard, saffron, herbs and seasonings in a large covered casserole. Stir to
   blend and add the chicken, stir to coat the chicken.
   
   Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours to blend the seasonings.
   
   At least 1 hour before you begin to prepare the dish, remove the chicken
   from the refrigerator.
   
   Stew the chicken in its marinade, covered, over medium heat, stirring from
   time to time, for about 30 minutes.
   
   Add the potatoes and chicken stock, simmer until the potatoes are cooked
   (30 to 45 minutes).
   
   Taste for seasoning and serve in warmed shallow soup bowls.
   
   Patricia Wells, Bistro Cooking, Arrow, 1989, ISBN 0-09-992340-8
  
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