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!
I cannot believe it’s almost Rosh Hashanah. No, I am not an observant Jew. But I’m married to one. He’s also a triathlete with his next big race just 4 days before the start of the high holidays i.e 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. When the husband asked for a healthy yet traditional Rosh Hashanah meal, I was all over it. 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. It might not look like enough sauce when you start cooking but 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.
- 2-3 lbs chicken
- 1 lb potatoes, quartered
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1 lb apples, sliced
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ 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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