Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Lemon Thyme Chicken Stew

Finally! It's time to start enjoying foods that are better for warming you up. Who needs more warming up in the summer??  I hope this is a long and mild fall! It is truly my season. Winter is too cold, and summer is too hot. Spring... well, it's good, but we didn't get one this year. So... I hope fall is here for a long time!

This recipe is perfect for a cool fall day. Throw it in the crockpot and you are good to go about your day.  All you need to go along side of this is some crusty bread, and you will be lovin' what just happened in your crockpot!  I absolutely love all the flavor combinations in this dish. The combination of the thyme and lemon make for some of the best potatoes and chicken and I have ever made in the crockpot. 

Lemon Thyme Chicken Stew (Source: Taste of Home)

1 lb small red potatoes, halved or quartered (depending on size of potato)
1 large onion, diced
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp lemon peel, grated
2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 1/2 lbs chicken thighs, skin removed
2 cups chicken broth
2 bay leaves

Place potatoes, onion and carrots in 3 qt slow cooker.  Sprinkle with flour, garlic, lemon peel, thyme, salt and pepper.  Toss to coat.  Place chicken over top.  Add broth and bay leaves.

Cook, covered, on low for 7 to 9 hours, or until chicken and potatoes are tender. Remove bay leaves.


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  1. The flavors sound fantastic in this stew and I love that it's a slow cooker recipe.

  2. Using a crock pot in the fall is one of my favorite things! It's so neat to be able to just let the food cook on its own and not have to do much to it. PS - I like your new header photo! Too cute!

  3. I make something a bit similar, but I like your addition of lemon peel!!!!

  4. Yes!!!!! So ready for delicious crockpot meals! This looks fantastic and yummy! Btw.....I love your banner! Adorable :)

  5. G'day! YUM! Looks so healthy indeed, true!
    A warm, welcoming dish on a cold winter's day too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Joanne's Foodie Friends Friday - Let's Eat Healthy Party

  6. I love the sound of lemon and thyme on chicken (I have used each but not together). Making it in a crockpot is an added bonus. It is going on my to do list!

    The Old Fat Guy

  7. Love that flavour combo! Cheers