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Friday, March 1, 2013

Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew: Foodie Friday

Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew
Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew

This has been a real transitional week weather wise here in Northern Westchester County, NY. The days get above freezing but the nights are still chilly. Spring has been raining in, and the snow is quietly disappearing. Maple sap is flowing from the trees... but I still feel like warm hearty food: chicken, leeks, cream... with a small hint of Spring: peas.

Softball season is starting soon. Life will be getting a little busier... that's when I pull out my slow cooker and I am guaranteed a warm inviting meal when I get home.

Enjoy,
Diane


Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

Preparation time: 10 minutes                                 Serves: 4 - 6


Ingredients:

3 leek stalks chopped, include a little bit of the green
4 celery hearts chopped
4 small potatoes chopped
6 frozen chicken tenderloins 
1 32 ounce container of chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon of dried tarragon
1 cup of dry white wine
1 10 ounce package of frozen peas
1/2 cup of cream

Directions:

1) Put all ingredients except the peas and the cream in a slow cooker.

2) Cook on high for 3 to 4 hours or low for 6 to 7 hours.

3) 15 minutes before you want to serve the stew remove the chicken and shred it into pieces with a fork and return it to slow cooker. Add the peas and cream. Mix well. Serve with crusty bread.





Foodie Friday Features:


From: Real Food Forger

Asian Spiced Daikon Mushroom Soup
Asian Spiced Daikon Mushroom Soup

This is a wonderful soup for curing or prevent a cold during the transition into Spring. It contains daikon which is a high in C and ginger, garlic, & chicken broth all great for the immune system.



From: Cooking on the Front Burner

Chicken with Port-Mushroom Sauce
Chicken with Port-Mushroom Sauce

I love a recipe that is both quick and elegant. Just a few simple ingredients, but wow,... will your company think you slaved for hours cooking it.




From: The Home Heart

 Sopapillas
Easy Sopapillas

A fairly quick and easy gluten-free dessert that has a lot of flavor combinations: sweet, chocolate, cinnamon... crunchy and delicious.



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42 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting! Today I'm sharing my favorite way to eat my greens!

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  2. So glad to hear your days are getting warmer and spring is around the corner. I've linked a bowl of French comfort food - Ina Garten's Beef Bourguignon.

    Have a happy weekend Diane and thanks for hosting.
    Sam

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    1. I've already checked out your stew... I'm going to make it very soon.

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  3. Thank you for choosig my Sopapillas- that makes my day! :) Do you have a feature button?

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    1. You are very welcome. Yes, the featured button is on my sidebar.

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    2. I see it now :) My computer is so slow loading. Thanks again!

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  4. Hi,
    Thanks for featuring my Asian Daikon soup! Today I shared my Mock Tender Roast - a very tasty cut of meat.

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    1. You are very welcome fantastic soup.

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  5. Thanks for hosting! Today i'm sharing some delicious easy to make custard & cherry pastries :) Have linked back to you and will go find you on FB now!!!

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    1. Great..you are all hooked up with us. Hope you enjoy the party.

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  6. That stew looks amazing, Diane! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a grand weekend. ~ Paula pmctunejones@gmail.com

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  7. I have never tried a chicken stew before, but this looks really good. I certainly am a fan of simple and delicious though!

    Have a great weekend.

    Linda

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  8. Such a yummy stew! We have snow flurries today...this would make a perfect dinner!

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    1. It's that weird time of year. You never know what weather you are going to get.

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  9. Good Morning Diane,
    The sun is out here this morning, giving hope that warm weather will come soon. Your Slow Cooker Chicken looks delicious, perfect for the cold weather. Have a lovely weekend and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Do you still have piles of snow? What a storm for you folks. Glad to see you at the party.

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  10. Hi Diane, thanks for hosting :)

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  11. Thanks so much for hosting Diane. Hope you have a super week!

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  12. Hi Diane, thanks for the feature! Our weather is starting to turn a corner... I think today is coming in like a lion though :-) Have a great weekend!! Deb

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    1. Glad to hear Spring is greeting you.

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  13. I really need this soup! I went to bed with a cold starting last night, and I want to kill it before it escalates. Sounds like we are having similar weather - I love it!

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    1. Sorry to hear you are under the weather... though you may be right with the weather... Yes, yes have something with chicken broth... good for you.

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  14. That stew looks great! I'm always on the hunt for good slow cooker recipes. Thanks for hosting!

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    1. This is a good one... I've been making this for years. I almost forgot about sharing it on the blog I make it so often I've taken it for granted.

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  15. After never having a leek for the majority of my life and only discovering them a few years ago, I find myself instantly drawn to anything containing them! Thank you for hosting. Hope you have a great weekend.

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    1. I'm fairly new to leeks and I find them wonderful in stews.

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  16. Such a comforting and delicious stew! Thanks for the party...

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  17. Thanks for hosting, Diane. Have a great weekend!

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  18. Thank you Diane for another party :)

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  19. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the linky party. I'm a Twitter follower and first time participant. Glad to be participating. Hope you like my Venetians.
    Annamaria

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    1. PS: I didn't realize you were in Westchester County. I'm in southern Dutchess County. It's interesting that I met another bloggy follower who's in the town of Poughkeepsie. We're all so close geographically.

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    2. Welcome Annamaria,
      We do live close... I'm on the border of Putnam County and I come from an Italian family too. Hope to seeing more of you.

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  20. I love dishes like this! There's something about chicken, creamy sauces and green veggies that I just adore. Your stew sounds delicious, and I like that it can be made in the slow cooker too. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. I totally agree I love cream with chicken... it is a great transition into Spring kinda stew.

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  21. We have a storm coming in, so this would be perfect!!

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    1. We do too and it great to have something warm in a crockpot in case the power goes out.

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  22. Thrilled to have found you and your link from the Seasonal Celebration site. I am looking for more slow cooker recipes as our schedule gets busier. I look forward to giving this one a try!!

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    1. Great timing... I hope you enjoy it.

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  23. This looks so delicious! Hearty comfort food at its best.

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  24. Diane,
    Your Stew would just be delicious simmering away in a slow cooker about right now. Thank you so much for sharing this special recipe with Full Plate Thursday and enjoy your weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  25. yum. Im always looking for new chicken ideas. thanks

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  26. Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

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