Slow Cooker Chicken with Rosemary, Apples and Onions

Total Time:
4 hr 15 min
15 min
4 hr

4 servings

  • 2 cups sliced onions
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 pounds cut up chicken pieces (with bone), with or without skin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup cream of celery soup
  • 2 cups cooked rice (white or brown)

Arrange onion and apple slices in bottom of slow cooker. Place chicken pieces on top and season all over with salt and black pepper. Sprinkle rosemary over chicken.

In a medium bowl, whisk together chicken broth and soup. Pour mixture over chicken.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours or on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.

Serve chicken, sauce, apples, and onions over rice.

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    Excellent. We put ours on Parmesan pasta to give it a cheesy flavor.
    Easy to make, however, while tasty the flavor is not exciting. It needs some oomph.... My wife on the other hand thoroughly enjoyed. One addition, a little sage in the rice.
    I can boil chicken in about 35 minutes, this was about the same as boiled chicken, no reason to wait 4+ hours for it. Will not do it again for sure. !!!!
    The recipe was super easy. The chicken was super moist as it is with most slow cooker recipes. It was a good dish but not a great dish. It was a little too bland for our liking. I made it exactly to the recipe. I probably won't be making it again.
    I tried this dish tonight for my family and they absolutely loved it. My chicken was very moist and tender and the apples and onions were perfect. I will try this again but I wouldnt recommend the white rice, it does nothing to enhance this dishes .
    We thought it was delicious, but I didn't use the rice.
    Ty for a very good recipe its my first effort at slow cooking and Im very pleased with the result ..hope its not just beginners luck:...5 hours cooking was a little too long for my liking-chicken was a tad dry- but all the same very good recipe and great result.
    I was very disappointed. I read a lot of the reviews since it seems everyone either loves it or doesn't. I added cut potatoes to the bottom of crock pot to keep the apples from getting mushy like one reviewer suggested- that was great. I also added apple juice in place of the chic stock like another reviewer mentioned. I also cut up celery and added that too. The dish overall was very bland. I would not make this again.
    Oh my this was a delicious meal! I made brown rice and it was a perfect compliment. The aroma was mouthwatering and the flavor did not disappoint!
    Chicken was flavorful, not dried out. Because of a complete aversion to using anything canned I substituted chopped celery, and slightly thickened cream for the cream of celery soup. The pungency had been cooked out of the onions, but the crunch remained. Very satisfying. The rice is a must to soak up the liquid, but try pita chips as well. Also for a very complete meal toss arugala and spinach into the pot at the last minute. The peppery arugula counterpoints the sweetness of the apples.  
    Great recipe if you are in a hurry, or want a meal ready to eat when you get home from work.
    This was very soupy and a bit bland.
    Not for me. Will not make this again.
    I'm trying this for the first time, I don't usually do exacts, but, I did with this. We will see I will let you know what happens! I'm making it for my husband and in-laws to night for dinner. Cross your fingers. I'll keep you posted.
    I thought this was very bland. I also tried to jazz it up - but it was an unmitigated disaster.
    Followed the recipe and found it to be very bland. I even reduced the amount of chicken broth and added an extra apple. There was not enough flavoring for me. I don't know if cream of celery soup would be the best match for this particular recipe. I won't be making it again.
    My husband & I like this recipe. I use chicken thighs as they hold up better and stay moist.
    I made this the other day and made some of the alterations suggested in previous reviews. I added some diced red potatoes to the bottom of the crock pot. This kept my apples from going to mush. I also reduced the broth to 3/4 cup and added a full can of cream of celery and a full can of cream of chicken. The result was pretty good and wasn't bland because I liberally salted and peppered and used fresh rosemary.
    The one thing I look for is easy, easy and more easy..and this was one of those meals...and yet it was very tastey. I bought the apples already peeled and cut, the bought the onions already cut up at foodtown, two chicken breasts that I cut in half, threw in the can of broth and a can of cream of celery soup....I mean, come on...oh yeah, I used the 10 minute rice in the microwave..AND DONT FORGET TO USE THE SLOW COOKER LINER FOR EASY CLEAN UP
    While the chicken was really moist and juicy - the rest of the dish fell somewhat flat. All that was left from the apples were the skins. The broth left over had some decent flavor, but again, the dish just didn't come together for my husband and I. It wasn't bad - but it wasn't something I'd keep in my recipe file.
    I thought this recipe was delicous. Key is using fresh rosemary and when it was done I added cornstarch to thicken the broth. I am keeping this one.
    Would not recommend at all. We made this last night and it was awful. The chicken was bland and the apples were beyond mushy. My wife and I ended up putting barbecue sauce on the chicken to give it SOME flavor.  
    Would liked to have been able to taste the apples but could not. Recipe was very easy to make though.
    I saw this on tv last week and despite the less than stellar ratings decided to try it! I made it exactly as the recipe stated and bland is an understatement- it did smell good- 1/2 hour before serving I checked it and decided it was tooooo bland! I added 4 tbsp dijon mustard and some lawrys seasoning salt (2 tbsp-it was that flavorless! It jazzed it up enough to eat- but the apples were more like applesauce- I will not make it again- i love to play with recipes and use recipes more as a guideline- rarely do I follow a recipe in order- I'm not sure this one could be saved! Oh- the chicken was very moist!
    I made this recipe the day after seeing it on television. I basically made it per the recipe except that I braised my chicken pieces before putting them in the crock pot. Since I almost always use garlic I seasoned my chicken pieces with S&P and garlic as well. I did use the apples but they totally cooked away and I even cut them in thick slices. Next time I make this I will still add the apple but perhaps just slice in quarters. I had company for dinner and they too loved it. A simple meal to put together.
    Sometimes Robin's recipes are small portions for my family, so I doubled the onions and apples, used two green and two red apples, added sliced garlic cloves.

    I replaced the chicken stock and cream of celery canned soup with 1/2 cup of apple juice (no sugar added)

    So, I just used my mandolin, sliced the onions and apples and garlic into the pan. put salt and pepper on the chicken, layered it on top of the veggies. Then I just poured apple juice over the top.

    OH MY GOSH. I couldn't believe we ate the whole thing, though I thought I had made enough for lunch the next day.

    LOVE IT!
    I read all the previous comments and changed a few things. I added extra rosemary, some garlic and lemon zest. I also added some corn starch near the end of cooking to thicken the liquid. The chicken just fell apart and the apples got mushy. I ended up throwing the rice into the crock pot with the chicken/apple goo and served it as a thick "soup"ish thing. I didn't even finish what I served myself and threw out all the leftovers. Don't make this.
    it smelled amazing...looked amazing.....the taste was disappointing. the flavors were too subtle and overall it was just too moist--the consistency and textures were all the same--wet...the chicken was moist though! (but what else do you expect when it's in a slow cooker)
    This was a great meal! This was my first time using my crockpot and I will definitely continue to use it! I did change somethings... I used a can of cream of mushroom, and used a whole can of cream of celery! I only used a half a cup of chicken broth and added 1/4 cup of dry white wine! I also added some garlic and butter! I left the skin on the applesm I used a Gala and a Granny Smith! The skin stayed on most of the apples, which made the dish look very colorful! I cooked it on high for 2 and half hours and the chicked was so tender! I would like ot try it with mash potatoes next time!
    I made this for my family last Friday and they loved it -- even my dad who is an amazing cook. It was a very warming and winter-y dish and made my apartment smell delicious! i will definitely be make this again. I think I might even use an extra apple next time!
    My husband and I loved this. However, it didn't take as long to cook!
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