I followed the instructions except that I used two chicken breasts instead of 6 in my 3qt crock pot. I used a can cream of mushroom soup and a can of cream of chicken and mushroom soup. The recipe was very salty. If I were to make this recipe again I would probably eliminate the sodium rich dry onion soup and use low sodium condensed soups but I really don't think I will make this again.
4 STARS: Hearty slow cooker meal. Used boneless skinless chicken thighs and unfiltered apple juice. Also used the seasoning packet in the rice. The apple flavor was subtle and wished it were a little more prominent, but enjoyed this for dinner. Thanks.
I really liked thisw crock pot recipe. I shreddde the chicken and mixed with everything else rather then keeping it on the bone. I had a couple sweet potatoes I needed to use up, so I put those in place of the carrots. A little tip, I left it in the crock on low after I ate while waiting for my fiance to get home after working late, and the rice soaked up a ton of liquid. I think it was beter before it soaked all this up. But it is super tasty!!!
Simply wonderful! Just the right combination of sweet and savory. The bacon added a noticeable, but not overpowering, touch that was perfect. We prefer white meat to dark, so I used 5 small/average-sized chicken breasts, which I cut into thirds before browning in the bacon fat. As for the rice, I used an unseasoned basmati-wild rice blend, which worked great except that I had to guess a little on the amount -- I had a partial 16 oz bag, so I gave a rough estimate on what 8 oz would be... clearly I could have added more, since there was still some liquid in the pot at the end of the cooking time. No biggie, though. It was still eagerly devoured. :) My fiance has already asked me to make this again! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
Loved this dish, flavors worked well together. Loved the addition of apple cider. Already have shared recipes with relatives. Will make again.
Congratulations on winnning the contest! The apples were terrific in this and what took it from a basic recipe to something special. I wasn't sure if I was supposed to use the seasoning packet that came with the rice so I did, which added most of the flavor. There was a lot of liquid so next time I would reduce it to one or two cups total instead of three. My chicken was done a lot earlier than four hours because my crockpot cooks hot. Way to go winner!
I really enjoyed this. The wild rice blend added a lot of texture. I didn't have any poultry seasoning on hand so I used a pinch of basil, a pinch of thyme and some herbed sea salt blend. Also added a little squirt of Frank's hot sauce (because I personally like a little heat in most any soup or stew-like mixture). I know I will make this again. Next time I will de-bone the chicken thighs before serving to make it easier to eat. Thanks for posting and congrats on coming up with a winner!!!!
This smelled awesome when it was cooking. I did have a little trouble getting my rice done, but that could have been because I used a rice blend instead of the wild rice mix that doesn't work because of food allergies. The flavor of this was excellent and I would most definitely make this again because its a great fall dish and very comforting. However, the six servings are not very large.
I added a parsnip which I had for the contest and I do love so in it went! A leek would have been fabulous in this as well! Being one of the ingredients. I skipped the bacon and glad I did because the chicken released a good amount of fat and even more flavor! I used 5 chicken legs with thighs which I coated with my version of poultry seasoning, dried sage, thyme, paprika, lavender, and rosemary. Using 2 tablespoons of it. Loaded on the fresh crack black pepper. Apples didn`t come through in this. Some apple Korn liquor drizzled at the end of cooking is yummy! Package long grain and wild rice blend? I do wish a brand was listed. Which Lindberg, Uncle Ben`s,Vigo Long Grain and White Wild Rice,...... Some are just rice and wild rice while others have spices and herbs. I just mixed 4 ounces wild rice and 4 ounces long grain brown rice. And took much longer to cook. At least 1 hour. I did the 4 hour high cooking. I did remove the chicken cooled slightly to remove skin and bones. WE LOVED THIS!!!!! Ok sorry if I did some changes but I cook to what we like. And we liked this! A LOT! Thanks for the comfort food!
4 star The recipe is very easy and tasty but I felt it needed just a bit more punch (That's me not everyone else). The instructions were clear except for saving some of the bacon drippings to brown the chicken. I loved the apple in the recipe and to add it near the end.. Good luck in the contest. I enjoyed my dinner