I saw a recipe for chicken-apple stew online and wanted to make it. A few additions, and it became a harvest-themed crock pot stew that was quick to throw together and the most seasonal meal you'll eat outside of Thanksgiving. This is Thanksgiving in a crock pot.
Everything will need to be chopped up. I peeled anything that needed peeling.
It's my Dried Sweet Corn!
I have to say, it was great. It plumped up perfectly and tasted exactly like it did back in the summer, at its peak of freshness. My only regret is that I should have made more.
I stuck 'em in the crock pot and sprinkled salt and pepper over the top of it all.
Or use some of the Chicken Stock that I'm sure you rushed home to make.
You did, didn't you?
Turn the crock pot on high and go do something else. Read a book. Do some laundry. Take a nap. Just do something else for the next 5-6 hours.
When you're ready to eat it, it'll be waiting! And don't worry about leftovers--it reheats beautifully! Give it a try--it's sweet and healthy and ust a really nice fall soup.
Recipe: Harvest Soup
4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 sweet potato (or 1/2 large), peeled and cubed
3 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, diced
1 stalk celery, chopped
2 large apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 c. fresh cranberries
1/4 c. dried corn
4 turkey legs (or one bone-in turkey breast)
salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. dried sage
3/4 tsp. dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. caraway seeds
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. apple cider or juice
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 can chicken broth
Layer vegetables on the bottom of a large crock pot.
Lay turkey over the vegetables. Add seasonings.
Add oil, butter, cider, vinegar, and broth. Turn crock pot on high and let cook 5-6 hours. Remove turkey and pick meat. Return meat to crock pot and discard bones and skin. Serve.