Chicken with Apple-Chardonnay Gravy Recipe
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Chicken with Apple-Chardonnay Gravy Recipe

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I create all my own recipes by experimenting with various ingredients in the kitchen. I love this savory slow cooker chicken dish because it's easy, affordable and fills the house with awesome aromas that make your mouth water.—Theresa Retelle, Appleton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 chicken leg quarters
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 large sweet apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chardonnay
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon each minced fresh oregano, rosemary and thyme
  • Hot mashed potatoes

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken leg quarter with 3/4 cup gravy (calculated without potatoes): 356 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 532mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 32g protein.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place half of the chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl, combine the apples, onion and celery; spoon half of the mixture over chicken. Repeat layers.
  2. In the same bowl, whisk wine, gravy mix, garlic and herbs until blended; pour over top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender.
  3. Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Cool apple mixture slightly; skim fat. In a blender, cover and process apple mixture in batches until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan and heat through over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Serve with chicken and mashed potatoes. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken With Apple-Chardonnay Gravy in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2013, p40

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 242088
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2016

"This was the most bland chicken I have ever eaten. I had to throw mine out and make something else. Will not be making this ever again."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 235321
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2015

"chicken fell off the bone. I thin I would do breasts instead next time. Also, the gravy needs a thickener. Came out too runny. Overall tasted good though."

PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 234921
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"I'm not exactly sure what I did wrong, but I thought this was just ok. It tasted too much like onion and not enough like apple OR chardonnay. If I try it again, I'll try a different sweet apple, and put a lot less onion in."

MY REVIEW User ID: 8527419 233198
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2015

"This meal was awesome. I like my chicken crisper so I put chicken in oven and broiled flipped and broiled more. SWEET!!!!"

jaime1103 User ID: 4076548 197286
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2014

"Good recipe, my family enjoyed it!"

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