This was yummy and great for a fall dinner. I made the recipe as stated however I made a slight mistake and fogot to add the parsnips on the first step. Instead, when I realized my error, I microwaved them for about 2 minutes and added them right befor the chicken and the water. The stew seemed quiet thin when it was done baking so I ended up straining it and thicking the juice with some flour over the stove and serving that as a gravy. I served this with polenta and roasted brussel sprouts. Next time I am going to try browning the chicken lightly befor adding it to the veggies to bake and adding a little less water. Oh, and I thought that 8 garlic cloves seemed like a ton and was worried about how I was not directed to cut or dice them. Instead I was pleasently suprised when they melted in with the rest of the stew and the flavour was not overwhelming at all. A lovely comfort stew that was easy enough to prepare on a week night. Thanks!