Comfort food from the crock! Fresh thyme, apples, sage and crème fraiche give this slow-simmered chicken dinner irresistible depth.
Calvados is an apple brandy that brings great flavor to this dish. If you would like, you can sub hard or plain apple cider for the brandy.
Crème fraîche is a rich and tangy dairy product that helps to make a delicious creamy sauce for the chicken. You can sub full-fat sour cream for the crème fraîche, if you like.
I like firm, tart Honeycrisp apples for this recipe. Actually, any firm apple with a little tartness would work wonderfully.