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Tempting Teriyaki Chicken Stew

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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until chicken is tender. Remove chicken and vegetables to a platter; keep warm.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken thigh with 1/2 cup vegetables and 1/2 cup sauce: 576 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 937mg sodium, 82g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • sydneylicious
    Nov 30, 2016

    Unfortunately there is no flavor in this dish other than "sugar"! And I am a person who normally likes sweet dishes. It was an expensive waste of real maple syrup.

  • kellyhorn5
    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
    Jan 23, 2014

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

  • grace3527
    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
    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
    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
    Nov 19, 2012

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

  • Redboy09
    Oct 3, 2012

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

  • daw131
    Oct 1, 2012

    Did not make the grade with my family.

  • TaunyaH
    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!