Tempting Teriyaki Chicken Stew Recipe
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Tempting Teriyaki Chicken Stew Recipe

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I created this dish that combines two of my favorite tastes, salty and sweet. I'm always looking for new ideas for my slow cooker and this one's a keeper! — Amy Siegel, Clifton, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2 pounds)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium parsnip, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cup apricot preserves
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken on both sides. Place vegetables in a 4-qt. slow cooker; add chicken. In a small bowl, mix the preserves, maple syrup, teriyaki sauce, ginger and cayenne; pour over chicken.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and vegetables to a platter; keep warm.
  3. Transfer cooking liquid to a small saucepan. Skim fat. Bring cooking liquid to a boil. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into pan. Return to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with chicken and vegetables. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Tempting Teriyaki Chicken Stew in Taste of Home October/November 2012, p62

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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kellyhorn5 User ID: 8569211 255185
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2016

"Since the chicken goes in last (atop the other ingredients) it picks up very little flavor from the sauce. The result is bland chicken and candied root vegetables. Much too sweet, especially considering how sweet carrots and sweet potatoes are to start with."

lkatb User ID: 5877442 187386
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"Wonderful! Just wish they'd included nutritional info so I could adjust my diet/eating accordingly."

grace3527 User ID: 7142614 152721
Reviewed May. 25, 2013

"This is way too sweet for me. As for my husband, he made no comment. So I don't think I would use this recipe again."

rsw_203 User ID: 6869328 195408
Reviewed May. 7, 2013

"I threw everything in over my 30 min. lunch break so I skipped browning the thighs. I substituted the 1/2 cup syrup for 1/2 cup honey. I also used Wondra flour instead of cornstarch to avoid the "gloopy" gravy texture.

It had A LOT of flavor. I'll probably serve this over rice or noodles next time."

sjane1327 User ID: 4330801 119143
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Really easy, with ingredients I usually have in my kitchen. It was a bit salty for our taste, but I think a low sodium teryaki sauce would do the trick."

MusicalMegan User ID: 4142280 183522
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2012

"This is pretty delicious, its really sweet. No need for dessert after this for dinner."

Redboy09 User ID: 6898478 183521
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2012

"This is my husband's new favorite. We think it has outstanding flavor and it easy to make."

daw131 User ID: 6024935 139048
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2012

"Did not make the grade with my family."

TaunyaH User ID: 6426885 198439
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"I was in a hurry, so I browned the chicken breasts, cut them in bite size pieces and then cooked it all on the stove top in the Dutch oven in about 20 minutes. It was fabulous!"

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