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Braised Chicken with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

Vitamin rich apple juice and antioxidant packed sweet potatoes teamed with chicken add up to a super healthy low-cal dinner. All it takes is a mere 4 ingredients plus seasonings simmered in a slow cooker so little hands-on-work is needed. Spoon into wide pasta dishes, sprinkle with green onions or fresh rosemary and you have a very chic restaurant-looking entree.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 180 min

Ingredients

8 to 10 bone-in chicken thighs or drumsticks
3/4 cup apple juice or a 200 mL tetra pack
1 tbsp Dijon
1 tbsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried leaf sage
1/2 tsp salt
1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes
2 tbsp cornstarch

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Place juice, Dijon, rosemary, sage and salt in slow cooker and turn to high. Remove skin from chicken and trim off visible fat. Stir juice mixture until no large mustard lumps remain. Add chicken, turning to coat with seasonings, then place bone-side up.

  2. Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Meanwhile, peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces. After chicken has cooked 1 hour, scatter potatoes on top. Continue cooking until they are tender and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C), from 1½ to 2 more hours. Using a slotted spoon, remove potatoes and chicken to a big platter or dinner plates. Cover to keep warm.

  3. Leave slow cooker on high. Stir cornstarch with 2 tablespoons (30 mL) water until smooth. Add to sauce and stir gently and constantly until thickened, about 8 minutes. Pour over chicken and potatoes and serve. Consider serving with a green vegetable such as green beans, peas or sugar snap peas.

  4. Slower Cooking: Simply turn the slow cooker on low and double the cooking times given above.

Nutrition Info

Per serving Amount
Calories488
Protein46 g
Fat12 g
Saturated Fat4 g
Carbohydrate22 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar8 g
Cholesterol190 mg
Sodium492 mg
Per serving % Daily Value
Potassium22
Calcium6
Iron24
Vitamin A130
Vitamin C46
Vitamin B642
Vitamin B1226
Folate10
Zinc50