Warming up to fall

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First Posted: 9/23/2013

Well, it happened.

Two days ago I dug out my boots.

Last night I turned my heat on.

A light jacket is now in full effect during my commute to work.

I concede, Fall – you have most definitely arrived.

Fall is the perfect time for comfort food, for warm flavors, hot soups, and cinnamon-tinged meals. This chicken, apple, and sweet potato dish certainly brings all elements necessary for a tasty fall meal and – bonus! – it’s a crockpot recipe, so it’s simple to boot.

Layer sweet potato chunks and chicken thighs in the bottom of a slow cooker, and season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, stir together garlic, red onion, apple sauce, cider vinegar, curry powder, and ginger. Pour the mixture over the chicken and sweet potato.

Throw a lid on it and cook on low for six to eight hours, until the chicken and sweet potatoes are tender. You can eat this alone, or garnish it with fresh basil and serve over sauteed greens for extra kick.