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Chicken with Apple-Chardonnay Gravy

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • cbenne12
    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
    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
    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.

  • Tdonnestad
    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
    Jul 20, 2014

    Good recipe, my family enjoyed it!