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

Very delicious and tasty stew.

My family and I found this dish to be extremely tasty. I did find that seasoning with some salt and pepper at the table was helpful, but my daughter [who does not like spicy foods] found it delicious. I did take revise the recipe based on some of the other comments, specifically;

1) sauteed the garlic, onions [instead of shallots] and rosemary in some olive oil before adding to crock pot

2) added a little meat rub to chicken, and braised it in a pan for a few minutes before adding to crock pot

3) briefly sauteed the potatoes in a frying pan with a little olive oil. I probably didn't need to do this, and maybe it helped overcook the potatoes, but it did add a little favor

I'll definitely be trying this recipe again, as it's a quick, easy and delicious way to feed the family

very hearty, seemingly healthy, delicious
Awful, bland & watery unless one adds many spices and thickener that aren't in the recipe

I recommend everyone approach this recipe with an idea of what flavors they want their dish to take on, because as written, it comes out like stone soup with a slight chicken aftertaste. I made this as per the recipe and can say that it's a much better idea to chop the sweet potatoes into smaller pieces and add them a couple of hours into the cooking process. To make this palatable for my family (we all hated it initially), I added a little corn starch, cumin, garam masala, and curry. It was a hit after that, and even better the next day.

Can be a go-to crock pot dish if altered to add actual flavor,
Easy and oh so yummy!!

It was freezing rain today and I felt like something warm and comforting. I didn't have time to crock pot this, so I just made it on the stove. (Cooked it for 45 min on low) I sautéed the veggies and added celery and doubled the wine and seasoning. I added the potatoes for the last 20 min of cooking, so they wouldn't get mushy. I served it over couscous. We all loved it and I can't wait for leftovers tomorrow

Easy, yummy
Bad taste

I made this according to the recipe. It had a really bad taste. I leftovers which I will eat only because I don't want to throw away food..

A Keeper

I don't have a slow-cooker but I baked it for 5 hours in my oven on a low temperature and it came out well.


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