Very nice flavors. I liked having the fresh herbs. I have to admit, I didn't use the crock pot, but just the good ol' stove and I had to make a triple back for 10 people and I wanted some leftovers. I made a couple of changes. I added turnips for a little texture and a few yukon golds for a bit of variation in the potatoes. Also, some fine diced celery for a little crunch. I added a pinch of garlic, just a clove which I removed, but it gave it a nice base flavor and a pinch of cumin. The seasoning was great with the fresh herbs, but I just felt it needed something. Overall I thought it was great. I had to use 1/2 chicken broth as I didn't have enough vegetable broth, but it was still very good. And because I made it on the stove top, I did saute the chicken first, then the vegetables. But it wasn't necessary. Just made a nice layering of flavors.
As written this is a great crock pot dish. I am just big on seasoning, so that was a personal taste. I loved the apples and juice which gave a nice flavor. DON"T leave those out. I also used a mix of thighs and breasts
What a simple and gratifying stew! Even picky DH loved it! I used chicken thighs and cooked it on high in the crock pot for 4 hours and it turned out just great. Thanks, Concrete Gardener! Made for PAC Fall 2009.