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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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

49 Reviews for Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

11/11/2011
Anonymous
Make This One Every Couple of Months

Make sure to buy smooth sweet potatoes or even yams. Like the texture, very comfort foodish. Don't think of it as a stew since the it has a thin broth-you could thicken it if you like.

easy and quick for a slow cooker meal
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11/08/2011
Anonymous
Bland and Weird

I've had a brand new 5 quart slow cooker sitting around for a year and I finally wanted to try it out (i'm not much of a cook). I was doing a little recipe browsing and saw this. The ingredients were promising, it sounded lite and flavorful. I followed the recipe to the "T" ... as I said I'm not much of a cook and creativity in the kitchen eludes me.
Prep was simple enough, so I had high hopes. Upon tasting, it was a disappointment. The only flavor was the shallot. This recipe calls for too many. The veggies got too soft and the whole thing had an unpleasant smell. It just doesn't seem to blend. The rosemary goes unnoticed and sweet potatoes lost their flavor. It was eatable, but far from special. Maybe those with a flare in the kitchen can make this recipe better, but we recipe followers are out of luck with this one. Don't waste your time!

The Chicken is Tender
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10/17/2011
Rapid Prototype Approach

Before attempting this very easy-looking recipe, I read and considered each of the reviews/comments. They all were very helpful!

As an artist, I draft & create prototypes with cheap materials before attempting The Masterpiece. I decided to try the same approach with this recipe and made several modifications.

Don't laugh, but I used the entire 5# box! I started cooking this on high first, at 1pm.

Bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed, trimmed of fat
2 Cups of White grape juice, Juicy Juice Brand
Mccormick Poultry Seasoning [Go ahead, SEASON IT!]
Ground pepper
3 Tablespoons of Mitsukan Rice Vinegar
Lime juice

After an hour, I added:
6 Shallots, peeled and halved
3 large carrots, peeled and cut
Garlic, entire bulb, peeled
1/2 bunch of celery, diced

Three hours into cooking on high, at about 4pm,
I added 5 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

After 4 hours of cooking on high, the chicken was cooked well. I turned the heat down to warm and then added the White button mushrooms, 1/2 pound, cleaned & halved. I didn't need to add salt, because this was served up with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls at dinnertime.

I understand the whole idea of Crockpot cooking is to place all the ingredients in at once and walk out the door. However, this recipe was still very easy and wasn't much of an inconvenience to me at all. If anything, make it ahead and serve it up later in the week.

I gave the recipe five stars because it turned out great with the modifications and the family really loved it! I'll definitely give this recipe a shot with the Sweet potatoes and maybe even try other types of potatoes as well. After all, stew is stew.

Easy stewing.
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09/24/2011
Mushy

The cook time was too long. The potatoes turned very mushy. Not at all as presented. Very disappointing.

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04/29/2011
Sounded way better than finished product

We do a lot of cooking and this was very disappointing as it turned into a mushy and poor way to bring out the best of the ingredients. We threw it out! Sorry. Maybe better featured as a braised recipe.

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