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Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

February/March 2006

Your rating: None Average: 3.5 (781 votes)

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

52 Reviews for Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

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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04/08/2011
Listened to the others. Bland but good with work.

Added extra wine and lots of extra seasonings. Potatoes were way overcooked. I didn't enjoy the shallots or garlic being so large so next time I will finely chop both.

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03/31/2011
Comfort Food

I love the wholesome taste of this dish. I don't think it was intended to be "bursting" with robust flavor, but is a mild dish to be enjoyed as such. I did not have rosemary on hand and instead used an Italian herb mix. I cut the sweet potatoes in quarters since the first time I prepared this they were overcooked. Perfect dish for crock pot cooking.

Easy to fix
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