I am so excited to share with you this slow cooker, gluten-free chicken thigh stew recipe. I love using my slow cooker, but sometimes chicken doesn’t do so well in the slow cooker. I learned that I was slow cooking chicken all wrong! I was using chicken breasts, and that breast meat dries out quickly. While I still love slow cooking chicken breasts in my gluten-free BBQ chicken slow cooker recipe, I learned that chicken breasts do not hold up well in a slow cooker stew.
With this recipe, I decided to try chicken thighs. The dark meat can withstand the slow cooker’s prolonged cooking and the thigh offers up a juicy, tender piece of poultry.
When making this recipe, you’ll notice I direct you to add all sorts of naturally gluten-free seasonings and vegetables. You can’t go wrong when you’re cooking with naturally gluten-free ingredients – they are almost always good for you and of course, super easy to find at any grocery store in America!
When you make this, keep in mind that you want to add only enough chicken broth to cover about 1/4 of the ingredients. The potatoes, carrots and onions will add moisture so you don’t add too much liquid in the beginning.
I’m making this recipe for my Rosh Hashanah luncheon because it has carrots in it, another traditional Rosh Hashanah ingredient (carrots are a sweet vegetable and you’re supposed to eat sweet things, like this gluten-free honey cake, to ring in a sweet New Year). I’m going to prepare all the ingredients in the morning and allow it to slow cook while I’m at services. Easy, right?!? I can’t wait to come home to a delicious smelling house and tasty New Year celebratory meal!
Enjoy this light-yet-hearty gluten-free stew!