Fruited Chicken Stew is garnished with a lemon wedge and thyme sprigs. It sits on a bright blue plate, with lemons and raisins nearby.

Fruited Chicken Stew

Fruited Chicken Stew (AIP/Paleo) is one of those set-it-and-forget-it crockpot recipes, making it easier to eat healthfully. A bit savory with a touch of sweetness, it hits all the right notes.

Fruited Chicken Stew is garnished with a lemon wedge and thyme sprigs.  It sits on a bright blue plate, with lemons and raisins nearby.
Fruited Chicken Stew (AIP/Paleo)

Is it a soup? A stew? It’s really somewhere in between, so I’ll let you decide what to call it. I landed on stew, but my daughter decided on “st/oup.” Whatever. I really like it, and even better the next day!

OK, but hold up a minute. You might be wondering what in the world fruit is doing in a stew… I know. It sounds unusual, but being on a healing diet can be boring. I would like to entertain us (you AND me!) by trying different flavor combos to keep things interesting. It can be fun to mix things up by putting chicken and butternut squash in the same pot with raisins, lemon, and apple juice!

Best of all, this recipe is EASY. I love recipes done in a crockpot (I use this kind). You place almost all the ingredients in the pot, and cook it on low for 3 hours. Add a few more things, and cook another 30 minutes. Done. BAM.

A close view of Fruited Chicken Stew garnished with lemon and thyme. Raisins are in the soup, along with butternut squash, celery, etc.
Yes, those are raisins in this Fruited Chicken Stew!

Other Chicken St/oups

If this idea isn’t really grabbing you, here are a few more chicken soups/stews for you to explore:

It is my hope that, through these recipes, you can find some new foods to try and love. Healing does NOT have to be boring! Try new things. And enjoy this ride called life.

As always, I’m wishing you great love and deep healing.

💗,

Wendi

P.S. There also happens to be an awesome chili recipe in my mini e-cookbook, Simply Flavorful (only $6.97!), which you can find right here. Thanks for helping to keep the lights on in Wendi’s AIP Kitchen! 🙂

Fruited Chicken Stew

Recipe by Wendi’s AIP Kitchen – http://www.wendisaipkitchen.com Course: Main, SoupCuisine: AIP, PaleoDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

3

hours 

30

minutes

Fruited Chicken Stew (AIP/Paleo) is one of those set-it-and-forget-it crockpot recipes, making it easier to eat healthfully. A bit savory with a touch of sweetness, it hits all the right notes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sliced onions

  • 1.25 lbs. chicken tenderloins, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 cup chopped celery

  • 3 cups chopped butternut squash (I find this pre-cut in my store’s produce section .)

  • 2 tsp sea salt

  • 2 tsp dried thyme

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice

  • 1 TBSP arrowroot starch/flour

  • 1 TBSP water

  • 1/2 cup raisins

  • 2 TBSP fresh lemon juice

  • Optional garnish: lemon wedges to squeeze on individual servings

Directions

  • Layer the first 8 ingredients in order in a slow cooker. (Do not stir.) Cook on low for 3 hours.
  • Place arrowroot starch and water in a container with a tight-fitting lid, and shake vigorously. Add to the stew, and stir in with the raisins and lemon juice. Close up the cooker, and cook another 30 minutes.

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2 Comments

  1. This looks delicious! I don’t have a crockpot but I imagine I can use a regular pot for this too.. any quick tips on how to modify for a stockpot? Thanks!

    • Hi, Caddy! I haven’t tried it this way, but my *guess* is that you could use the same method of layering ingredients with a tightly covered pot on low heat. You may wish to reduce the amount of air space in there by crimping a piece of foil around the rim of your pot, down about an inch. Again, I haven’t tried it, but this is what I would do if I were using a pot. Good luck! Please let me know how it worked!

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