Adventures of Eating with dReJ: healthy, cheap, delicious

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Okay – have to admit, we failed on taking pictures of this one. Instead – you get a picture of RJ showing you how he felt about this dish.

RJ Says "Right On" to this Winter Stew

In all seriousness – RJ really did like this stew. I have mixed feelings about it. It WAS good – but sort of sweet since it uses the Sweet Potatoes of course. And I just couldn’t eat the whole bowl of it. RJ on the other hand, really enjoyed it. He described it as more of a sweet/savory – and he obviously gives it a thumbs up. It’s strange because I am definitely the one with the sweet tooth, yet this just wasn’t the right kind of sweet for me.

All in all, I’ve give you this – it was a unique recipe and definitely something different to serve at a dinner party to get people talking!

Here’s the info!

6 servings (remember – to add extra calories if you make all 6 but are only eating it 4 times!)

Active Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 5 hours 20 minutes (this goes in a slow cooker!)


  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin removed, trimmed of fat (we bought boneless chicken thighs to make it easier – you can also just use chicken breast if you aren’t into thighs)
  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into spears
  • 1/2 pound white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 6 large shallots, peeled and halved (you can also use an onion if you prefer)
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar

Seriously – this one is easy, you just throw all the stuff in your crockpot and let it cook. So easy.

Happy cooking!!!


Comments on: "Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew" (2)

  1. have you tried the stew with the breasts? I am not a thigh eater but have been on a sweet potato kick lately. This is another meal that the whole family would not eat, but I would…however, they would eat all but the sweet potatoes…do you think that it would be completely demolishing of the recipe to add regular potatoes…or to make with a combination of the two??

    Your thoughts?

    • i think subbing breasts would work here, too. I thought this was a little sweet with the sweet potatoes, so maybe a combo of the 2 would tone it down. Now, RJ really loved it just the way it was! Stews seem to be pretty easy to make subs for though!

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