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Apple Chicken Stew

Apple Chicken Stew

Cider from apple orchards in Nebraska City inspired this sensational slow-cooked stew. From Carol Mathias: Lincoln, Nebraska. Recipe published in Quick Cooking November/December 2001.

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 4 Hours


  • 4 medium potatoes, cubed
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 medium red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon(s) caraway seeds
  • 2 pound(s) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 1 large tart apple, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) apple cider or juice
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cider vingar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Minced fresh parsley


• In a 5-qt. slow cooker, layer the potatoes, carrots, onion and celery. Combine the salt, thyme, pepper and caraway; sprinkle half over vegetables.

• In a large skillet, saute chicken in oil until browned; transfer to slow cooker. Top with apple. In a small bowl, combine apple cider and vinegar; pour over chicken and apple. Sprinkle with remaining salt mixture. Top with bay leaf.

• Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Stir before serving. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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