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10.10.13

Crockpot Chicken Vegetable Stew #Foodie Friday

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OK, it is October 9th... I really think summer has actually come to an end. I threw the last of the zucchini and pepper into this light but warming stew. If there is just a little chill in the air this chicken dish is simple and easy to make.
Enjoy Autumn,
Diane




Crock Pot Chicken Vegetable Stew

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation 20 minutes                                      serves:  4 - 6

Ingredients:

1 onion chopped
3 celery stalks chopped
2 medium zucchini chopped
1 red pepper chopped
2 cloves of garlic minced
2 small red potatoes chopped
1 tablespoons minced fresh sage
1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
2 tablespoons of olive tapenade or minced olives
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
1/4 cup of golden raisins
1 teaspoon each of salt and pepper
1 cup of dry white wine
2 cups of chicken broth
2 pounds of chopped chicken meat white, dark, any combination 

Directions:

1) Whisk together: EVOO and wine along with: sage, thyme, olives, salt and pepper, garlic. Mix this with the chicken broth.

2) Put all of the vegetables into the crockpot and top them with the chicken. Pour liquid mixture over the chicken and vegetables. 

3) Let cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Check that the salt is enough before serving with some crusty bread and butter.

Note: White chicken meat especially can easily get over cooked in a crockpot. I recommend putting in whole frozen pieces of white meat on top of the vegetable in order to prevent overcooking. I take the pieces out and chop them up and mix them back into the stew before serving.



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32 comments:

  1. Oh Diane, fall has been here for awhile. We had a nice rainy day here today that this soup would have been perfect to end with. I still have a freezer full of my zucchini!! I won't plant quite so much next year, lol.
    Love your features! Especially the cupcake, yummy!

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    1. Thanks Adelina,
      My kids still talk about the zucchini summer. We over planted one year too and ate a lot of zucchini bread. Well, you can throw some of it into this stew.

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  2. Hi Diane,
    That is a beautiful bowl of stew, it is a perfect evening for stew. The first bowl of stew for the season always taste the very best. Hope you have a great weekend and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Tastes the best because it still has some of the fresh vegetables from the garden. I sure love when its stew time.

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  3. Thank you Diane for another party!
    I wish you a great weekend

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    1. You too Winnie... have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. That chicken stew looks so comforting Diane. I've brought along a WW fruit cake that is quite popular over here in Aus. Maybe you've heard of it? Hope you have a great weekend.

    Anne xx

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    1. I never heard of your fruit cake. I love learning about a new thing. Thanks for bringing it.

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  5. Your crockpot chicken stew sounds lovely - I like all the wonderful veggies you have used. I've shared my Cherry Almond Loaf. Thank you for hosting :-)

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    1. Thanks April,
      I so glad you brought your loaf. I saw it on your blog and it looks delicious.

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  6. Fall has come to our mountains and it's time for stews. Love the addition of the raisins. Thanks for hosting Diane and I hope you have a great weekend.
    Sam

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    1. The golden raisins worked out well, just a little different taste. Thanks for coming to the party Sam always good to see you.

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  7. Diane,
    Your chicken stew looks delicious. It would be great for this cold I'm trying to get rid of.
    Thanks for hosting the party.
    Annamaria

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    1. So sorry you have a cold. Absolutely this will nurse you back to health. Have a relaxing weekend.

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  8. Your crock pot chicken stew looks so yummy!
    Thanks for hosting another wonderful link party Diane!

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    1. Thanks Nancy... it was pretty light for a stew which is great for this time of year.

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  9. I'm always on the look out for crock pot recipes. This looks so good!

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  10. Thanks for the party Diane and have a great weekend!!

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  11. I finally broke out my crockpot after a couple years of it hiding in my pantry! I need to try your recipe next :)

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    1. Oh good, this is a great stew for the early autumn.

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  12. Crock-pot dinners are the best! Looks great
    Come link up with me and share!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for the invitation... heading over now.

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  13. I am so glad you dropped off this wonderful recipe to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Also, I linked up to your party! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Thanks so much Cynthia. I appreciate you coming by.

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  14. We will just love this Chicken Diane, I am making it real soon. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. With your garden vegetables this stew will taste great. Let me know how it works for you.

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  15. This stew sounds terrific, Diane. I love the addition of the raisins as well! I'll be featuring it in my Hearth and Soul post this week :-)

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    1. Thanks April,
      It was a big hit with my family and I got so many healthy veggies in one meal.

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  16. That chicken stew looks so good Diane. I can't stop thinking about it and even though we're into warm weather here, I've just got to make it. I'm featuring this at tomorrow's Thriving on Thursday. Thanks for always linking up Diane.

    Anne xx

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    1. It is a pretty light stew even for the summer. Thanks for featuring it.

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