An Apple a Day Chicken

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What You Need:

  • 4 potatoes, diced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp caraway seeds
  • 4 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 2 tart apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/4 C apple juice
  • 1 T cider vinegar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Pinch of fresh parsley, minced

How to Make It:

  1. Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken and brown about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Layer the potatoes, carrots, onion and celery into the bottom of a crock pot in order.
  4. Mix together the salt, thyme, pepper and caraway seeds in a small bowl.
  5. Add 1/2 the seasoning mixture.
  6. Add the chicken.
  7. Sprinkle the apples on top.
  8. In a small mixing bowl stir together the apple juice and the cider vinegar.
  9. Pour over the top of the chicken.
  10. Add the remaining seasoning mixture.
  11. Add the bay leaf.
  12. Cover and cook on low 7 hours or until the vegetables are tender the chicken is cook through.
  13. Remove the bay leaf and sprinkle with the fresh parsley before serving.

Tip: Using tart apples and apple juice make this recipe’s taste. If you prefer a sweeter taste use sweet apples and apple juice. For a more tart taste use tart apples and apple cider.