I made this tonight with only a few changes. I sprinkled a chicken bouillon cube over the ingredients and cut the potatoes into quarters. Delish! Everyone here loved it. The only con is there will be no leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew
From EatingWell: February/March 2006
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.
53 Reviews for Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew
I added a yellow onion and some green bell peppers since I had them on hand. While everything cooked nicely I don't think the sauce created makes this a stew. I added Reisling and the food still tasted like wine. I think I would've preferred cream or mushroom or chicken soup instead. Served this over rice too
I set my crockpot on for 4 hours and this came out just right. I had cut the sweet potatoes into quarters instead of spears and I didn't have any issues with them disintegrating as other reviewers have talked about. I also used 3 large shallots (instead of 6) and added half of an onion. I also added the vinegar in with all the other ingredients. This is a good go-to meal in my opinion because for the most part I would have most of the ingredients on hand.
Firstly, Shallots are an expensive item. At $2.49 a lb the cost was almost as much as the chicken. Also, they were tough, undercooked and were inedible even after after 6 hours. Secondly, all the ingredients were way too much for my 6 qt cooker and I ended up using a pot on the stove at simmer. Thirdly, enough for 6 people, really? No way is this dish worth the effort and expense, disappointing overall.
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.