Dinner tonight was absolutely delicious! If i wasn't full i would have another bowl. I mean, REALLY good! I know it's got "harvest" in the title, which makes me think autumn...but i'd say this is perfect for any cold weather day! You cook it in the crockpot, too. I hope you try it...it's a winner!
Harvest Chicken & Potatoes
adapted from family circle magazine
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast tenderloins, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
24 ounces small potatoes, scrubbed & halved
2 cups baby carrots, cut into thirds
3 celery stalks, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 large onion, chopped
1 can (4 ounces) mushrooms, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1. In a medium-size bowl, stir together chicken, 2 tablespoons of the flour, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt & the pepper. Add to slow cooker.
I know...you really wanted to see a pic of raw chicken mixed with flour. Ew...
2. Stir in the potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, mushrooms, garlic, 1/2 tsp thyme, sage & the broth. Cover & cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 6 hours.
The white stuff is the onion. i used my cuisinart mini-chopper & it chops SUPER FINELY. ;)
The original recipe calls for sliced mushrooms, but because i like the flavor of mushrooms & not the texture, i prefer to chop mine. p.s. the cuisinart mini-chopper is MY FAVORITE. :)
with the chopped mushrooms!
3. When an hour is left, put the butter in a small bowl. Let it sit out for the next hour so it will soften. Once softened, stir it with the remaining tablespoon of flour until a paste forms. Push the chicken and veggies to one side and whisk paste, remaining salt & thyme in slow cooker. Mix it all together. Cook 1 more hour or until thickened.
Well...it's not very photogenic. But it's DELICIOUS. Try it! : )