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Apple Chicken Stew

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"'My husband and I enjoy visiting the apple orchards in nearby Nebraska City,' explains Carol Mathias of Lincoln, Nebraska. 'We always buy cider to use in this sensational slow-cooked stew.'"
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Ingredients

4 h 10 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. In a slow cooker, layer potatoes, carrots, onion and celery. Combine salt, thyme, pepper and caraway; sprinkle half over vegetables. In a skillet, saute chicken in oil until browned; transfer to slow cooker. Top with apple. Combine apple cider and vinegar; pour over chicken and apple. Sprinkle with remaining salt mixture. Top with bay leaf.
  2. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until vegetables are tender and chicken juices run clear. Discard bay leaf. Stir before serving. Sprinkle with parsley.

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This was such a light tasting stew but yet very filling! All I had was apple juice and next time I think I would like to try the cider. I also just used small/thin boneless chicken breasts and...

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Thought this recipe was a little bland. If I make this again, I'd play with the spices more, because my husband and I thought it needed something more savory to balance the sweetness of the app...

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This was such a light tasting stew but yet very filling! All I had was apple juice and next time I think I would like to try the cider. I also just used small/thin boneless chicken breasts and...

The only suggestion I have is to use about a cup more of apple cider. Also reserve 1/4 cup and mix with 1t. cornstarch to thicken up the stew a few minutes before serving. No problem with the ...

This is some of the best stew I ever had. 10 minutes of prep, try closer to 25 - lots of veggies to chop and chicken to brown. I started to get nervous during prep when I finished chopping all ...

Very good and simple. Didn't brown chicken. Added a couple of boneless breast also, for balance. Cut pieces pretty big because they shrink.

This was good, but it needs a little work. There was no way 1 1/4 cups of liquid was enough to make a "stew", so I doubled the apple cider. I think next time I would be better off adding a can...

This was a great recipe! I needed more liquid for the slowcooker so I added a cup of chicken stock along with the apple juice. Instead of cubing the chicken breasts I boiled them with some olive...

I left out the celery and added in 2 chopped leeks. As I was at work all day I cooked this on low for about 9 hours. Just before serving I added a tsp of cornstarch to the gravy to thicken it up...

I loved this so much. I think I'll put in more apples next time.

Excellent! I didn't use the caraway seeds and I used an extra apple. It is super easy and very good.