North Country Braised Chicken

November/December 2011, September/October 1995, EatingWell One-Pot Meals

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Homey, hearty and flavorful, this easy chicken stew recipe sings with apple cider, rutabaga and pears. Serve over whole-wheat egg noodles or spaetzle.

North Country Braised Chicken

5 Reviews for North Country Braised Chicken


This was not very tasty; lack of flavors.

Not up to the usual Eating Well standards

I was excited to try this recipe, since I like pears and rutabagas. I followed the directions to the letter, then added some extra thyme and salt and pepper to try to boost the flavor after tasting it. Not sure what exactly is missing - but the result wasn't very flavorful, even with the extra seasonings.

Healthy, not too hard to make
Tastes Great and Unique, But takes longer than stated

This is a really delicious simple meal. The recipe makes a lot of food. The serving size is filling. The chicken actually takes a bit longer to cook. So maybe next time I'd try putting the chicken in to finish cooking when I put the pears in. Other than that, I'd say it was a great dish.

simple, interesting flavors, a serving is filling
Excellent Flavors

I just made this for dinner last night—actually, made a half batch, as I live alone and didn't want too many leftovers. It was pretty simple to make, and I was very pleased with the final product.

I must admit, I had never bought or eaten a rutabaga before, and I found it slightly intimidating. But it went amazingly well with the pears and spices in this recipe. And the breading on the chicken added a touch of decadence, making it feel like a special treat.

My one complain is that it all took quite a bit longer to cook than the recipe recommended, so I had to wait about 30 more minutes to finally taste my supper. But that was most likely because the chicken was not entirely thawed by the time I started—still slightly frozen in the very center.

I will definitely be making this one again.

bright flavor of the pear, together with lemon, thyme, and rutabaga
Excellent Dish with Fresh Flavors!

Loved the idea and the actual product. Easy to make, too.

Pears and Rutabaga: great combo
This was our version of the dish; we used Bosc pears

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