Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

February/March 2006

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Here's a dinnertime warmer with a hint of spring's sweetness, designed for that day when you'd rather be outside raking the leaves from the garden, getting it ready for what's ahead, than slaving over the stove.

"Good but I'd put the sweet potatoes in later as they get too soft and tend to disintegrate in 5 hours. Also substituted onions for shallots. "
Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

53 Reviews for Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

A bit more prep makes a big difference

Given the high number of people who complained about a lack of flavor & mushy sweet potatoes, I made quite a few small changes:

Chicken - 2 large skinless breasts + 1 thigh (to cut cholesterol); coated with a mix of flour, salt, pepper & thyme
Sweet potatoes - quartered instead of speared; added 1 hour into cooking (came out perfect)
Mushrooms - Sauteed until golden before adding (sprinkled with onion & garlic powder 3 min. into process)
Shallots - Sauteed with garlic in olive oil for 2 min. before adding
Garlic - Chopped and sauteed with shallots
Wine - same
Rosemary - Used 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary
Vinegar - Added 1 tsp apple cider vinegar before cooking (to leach minerals & flavor from bones) & 1 TB when finished

Cooked for nearly 6 hours in crock pot. Before I added the vinegar and a bit more salt, I fished out the sweet potatoes. The dish came out DELICIOUS - restaurant quality. But it took quite a bit more effort.

Affordable, tasty, impressive looking
We loved it!!

We loved this!! Served it over wide noodles. We added some of our favorite seasonings to give a bit more flavor. And added a bit more of the wine. All in all Excellent!

Super easy and delicious
Loved it!

This was really, really good! I added black beans (rinsed first), marjoram, boullion, and thickened the broth just before I served it. It's a great recipe that you can adapt to suit you. I cooked it on the stove, and cut the potatoes into smaller peices and cut up the chicken because I didn't want to wait--and I'm glad I didn't! This was really wonderful! My kids call it a "keeper".

Easy, can cook it on the stove in 45 min, too!
delicious and healthy

I loved this recipe i did tweek it however to make it work and it turned out wonderful.
to start i used a none sparkling mascato for the wine and doubled the amount which really blended well with the flavor of the sweet potato. I used onion instead of scallions. I added some herbs de provence to the mix and it really complemented the dish. I cut the sweet potatoes into large slices. I put everything except the vinegar in a large ziploc bag the night before and froze the whole thing over night.The next day I dumped the contents into the crock pot put it on low and when I came home from work 8 hours later it was perfect. The potatoes were perfectly cooked not mushy I will definatly be making this again.

easy slow cooker
Hearty, Filling Stew

So, I'm not sure why so many reviews said the dish was not flavorful, because I thought it was bursting with flavor thanks to the white wine! The only things I did different were to add 3 cloves of minced garlic (instead of 4 cloves), I added some celery and half a chopped onion (instead of the scallions), I chopped then crushed a sprig of rosemary, and I used boneless chicken thighs instead of bone-in. Next time, I think I will use chicken breast since I don't care for the work required to clean fatty thighs, and I didn't feel that their flavor added that much to the dish. Also, I cooked this dish on low for 5 1/2 hours, and everything seemed to cook well. The sweet potatoes did fall apart a little, but I think that just adds to the broth. I liked how hearty the stew was, without leaving you feeling weighed down afterwards! Another EatingWell success!

Easy prep, Flavorful!

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