Chicken, apples & honey, and potatoes slow cook together in this one-pot meal. This sweet and tangy paleo recipe is perfect for Rosh Hashanah or anytime.
This recipe was created for my Jewish friends for Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year; this is a food blog not a religious one so I’ll just say that one of the food customs of Rosh Hashanah is to dip apple slices into honey. I used potatoes but you can swap those out for sweet potatoes to make it paleo. I love pairing fruit with protein, in particular chicken with apples or pears. Having recently just gotten approximately 9 lbs of honey from The Valley Hive, creating this recipe was rather easy.
As with a lot of my recipes, this is all about the sauce. I’ll be the first to admit that the sauce for this might not be everyone’s cup of tea. It’s a combination of honey and apple cider vinegar so I’d describe it as sweet and tangy. Taste the sauce before you pour into the slow cooker. If you want it sweeter, add more honey. It might not look like it’s enough sauce when you start cooking because all the food will not be submerged. This is normal, trust me there’s plenty of liquid in there. No need to add any more.
You can use any cut of chicken but personally I think dark meat works better. I used chicken legs and ended up pulling the meat off the skin and bones when it was done cooking. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are probably my favorite cut to use in this recipe. If you use white meat, lower the cook time by an hour or so otherwise it will dry out.Print
- 2–3 lbs chicken
- 1 lb potatoes or sweet potatoes, quartered
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 lb apples, sliced
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- Add potatoes, onion, and half of the sliced apples in the bottom of the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
- Add chicken on top.
- In a small bowl, mix together sauce ingredients until well blended.
- Pour sauce into the slow cooker, wetting all the ingredients.
- Top with remaining apples.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 or LOW 6-8.
To make this more of a complete meal, you can throw in some veggies like green beans. I used a 6-quart slow cooker.
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