Cut chicken in pieces. Place in cold water to make a good soup or in boiling water if you want chicken dinner. Simmer for 1 to 2 hours. Add the bundle of vegetables (called a wisp), parsnips and salt. Simmer another hour, skimming occasionally. Remove wisp and serve with dumplings.
- 1 large stewing chicken
- a bundle of parsley, leeks and celery tops
- 2 or 3 parsnips, scraped and diced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Flour Dumplings