This simple chicken stew stars three of fall's best crops--apples, carrots and parsnips. Serve with toasted sharp Cheddar cheese sandwiches and a brown ale.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010

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Recipe Summary

total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

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  • Add the remaining 3 teaspoons oil to the pot. Add onion, parsnips, carrots, rosemary, salt and pepper and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables begin to soften, 3 to 5 minutes. Add broth and apples; bring to a simmer over high heat. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Return the chicken to the pot and stir in vinegar.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 18.8g 38% DV; carbohydrates 21g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.1g 16% DV; sugars 10.4g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; saturated fat 1.1g 6% DV; cholesterol 41.8mg 14% DV; vitamin a iu 3420.2IU 68% DV; vitamin c 13.7mg 23% DV; folate 48.5mcg 12% DV; calcium 44.7mg 5% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 39.7mg 14% DV; potassium 631.5mg 18% DV; sodium 621.1mg 25% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.

Reviews (12)

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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2014
Make a day ahead!! My alterations: reduced the broth added some white wine and a bay leaf. It was pleasant enough for dinner but the leftovers the next day were GREAT! The apple parsnip and vinegar flavors seemed to mellow and deepen with time. I will definitely make this again -- a day ahead this time around. Pros: Comfort food with a unique taste Cons: Takes time for the flavors to blend Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2013
Needed some seasoning This was a flavorful and fast stew. I added a half cup of white wine with the apples first and let it reduce a bit then added two cups of chicken stock--so mine was not as soupy as the original recipe. As with most EW recipes I found it to be far too light on the seasoning. I seasoned the chicken before the initial saute with salt pepper and garlic powder and ended up seasoning again at the end. I served this over quinoa to make it a more filling dinner. Pros: Easy and tasty Cons: Not filling enough Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2013
very nice and healthy one www.botagaz.com Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/05/2013
A keeper! Make sure to chop the woody cores out of the parsnips. I added 2 cups of cooked quinoa at the end and let it sit for an hour. I think this made it just filling enough. Pros: Simple Ingredients Cons: Not Quite Filling Enough Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2013
Made this twice so far. I added Leeks. It tasted amazing! The little bit of cider vinigar really enhances the flavors. Sour dough and Barley bread go great with it. My picky teen scarfed 2 bowls!! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2012
Great canvas Added to the original recipe 1/4 cabbage in chunks 3 stalks celery 1/2 turnip 8 garlic cloves my fairy dust powder on the chicken (salt fresh pepper savory garlic powder and a light dusting of paprika) and I've let it stew oh so gently for one hour. The original cooking times didn't allow for the melding of flavors IMO. The sweetness of the apple mellowed the sulfur tasting turnip and cabbage. Not too sweet not too strong tasting: a very delicate balance. Great with fresh bread for mopping. I will add fresh ginger next time and stick it in the stove for some crunchy roasted veggie tops. Would be even more great with celeriac! Dreamin'... Pros: Low fat easy quick Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
This stew was simple to make and delicious as well as surprisingly filling! The apples and parsnips added sweetness to the broth. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
This makes a wonderful easy supper. The broth is very hearty with a touch of sweetness and I served with the cheese sandwiches - a big hit at my house! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Great soup! Shared it w/ two friends who also liked it a lot. Will definitely make it again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Served it as luncheon dish with the very sharp cheddar toasts to the board of a non-profit -- an enormous hit with both the guys and the gals. Wouldn't change a thing. Served it with cold cider to drink and warmed organic canned peaches mixed with some allspice and served over ginger ice cream for dessert. Perfect autumn meal. Quick easy and delicious. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
It is pretty good! I love the apple taste! Not too filling on its own though. I will serve with cheese sandwiches next time:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Wonderful! My daughters loved this stew!! The apples were just lovely and the whole ensemble was great. I didn't have parsnips though so I used celery.:) Pros: Easy simple delish Read More