Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

This stew is delicious! It makes the house smell so good while it cooks all day. I highly recommend this recipes! Makes 7 servings.

3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup water
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of celery soup
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Italian-style seasoning
1 apple - peeled, cored and cut into eighths
3 small red potatoes, cut into eighths
1 onion, cut into eighths
1 (1.25 ounce) envelope dry onion gravy mix

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute garlic and chicken until lightly browned.
Place chicken and garlic in slow cooker; add water, soup, pepper, salt, seasoning, apple, potatoes, onion and gravy mix. Mix all together.
Set heat on Low setting and simmer slowly for 6 to 8 hours.