Easy Chicken Stew Recipe

This delicious, Easy Chicken Stew Recipe is going to become a family favorite! Tender pieces of poached chicken, potatoes and vegetables with white wine and fresh herbs!

When you need quick and good for you comfort food, recipes like this chicken stew are the answer. Sometimes there’s not time for Homemade Soup from scratch, but this soup is a really close second!

Easy Chicken Stew in a soup bowl

A Family Favorite Chicken Stew Recipe

We’re a huge soup loving family, there is no doubt about that. And there is no exception when it comes to this Easy Chicken Stew recipe! The base of the soup is a little thicker than broth, but not quite as thick as a chowder would be. Flavored with white wine and fresh herbs, it’s completely addicting!

The other reason we love this chicken stew is that it uses potatoes instead of pasta, so it’s perfect for reheating leftovers or meal prepping during the week. Everything tastes just as good as when you first made it.

Vegetables and fresh herbs to make chicken stew recipe

How Do You Make Chicken Stew?

Start by adding celery, carrots, potatoes and fresh herbs to a soup pot. Cook them down until softened, season and then add flour to make a roux. Once the flour is cooked down, pour in white wine to deglaze the bottom of the pot.

Now, pour in the best chicken stock that you can find. We use Trader Joe’s Free Range chicken broth because it’s literally the best. Look at the color of that broth! It’s the closest to homemade stock that I’ve found so far.

chicken breasts poaching in chicken broth with herbs and vegetables

Let the chicken breasts poach in the broth for 20 minutes, then remove and shred the chicken and put it back into the stew. Just let the chicken soak up some of the broth and flavors in the stew for about 5 minutes and then serve.

Is Boxed Chicken Stock OK For This Chicken Stew Recipe?

So, yes, as we just covered above, you can use a canned or boxed chicken broth. Just make sure to do a little research if you don’t have a favorite already. Some store-bought chicken broth or stock can be very watery and have very little flavor, which wouldn’t make for a good chicken stew!

Shredded chicken in broth with potatoes and fresh herbs

How Long Does It Take To Make Chicken Stew?

All in all, you’re looking at just under 45 minutes to make this delicious dinner recipe! Which is pretty great for a comfort food recipe like this one. It doesn’t have to take you all day in the kitchen to make comfort food like chicken stew.

Just make sure you chop all the vegetables about the same size before adding them to the pot. This way everything will cook at the same time and be ready pretty quickly. Same goes for the chicken breasts, we cut them into strips before adding them to the broth so they poach a little faster than a whole breast.

Chicken stew in a white bowl with crackers

Can You Make Chicken Stew Ahead Of Time?

The best part about this easy chicken recipe is that you can also make this the day before or in the morning and simply reheat at dinner time! I don’t know about you guys but afternoons and rushing home between work and sports and school is crazy.

So coming home to a dinner that’s waiting for me is pretty much the best thing ever. This stew recipe will keep for about 3-4 day in the refrigerator, so you can even make a double batch and freeze the leftovers at that point.

Chicken Stew in a white bowl with napkin

What Other Vegetables Can I Use In This Stew Recipe?

The basics in this recipe are carrots, potatoes and celery, but there are other options. You can swap out the potatoes for pasta; just add the pasta during the last 15 minutes of cooking time instead of in the pot with the vegetables.

Other great vegetable additions are corn, peas, green beans, chopped broccoli, spinach and even diced tomatoes. If you need to clean out the fridge, this chicken stew recipe is a great way to do it!

Chicken Stew in a bowl with spoon

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Easy Chicken Stew in a soup bowl

Easy Chicken Stew Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

This delicious and Easy Chicken Stew recipe is going to become a family favorite! A comfort food recipe that’s cooked all in one pot!

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 pound baby yellow potatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Add the olive oil to a large skillet (at least 13 inches) or a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes, then add the garlic, along with the carrots, celery, potatoes and the rosemary and thyme sprigs. Season with salt and pepper and then cook for 7-8 minutes, or until the vegetables have softened.
  2. Sprinkle in the flour, stirring to coat the vegetables and cook for 1 minute. Slowly pour in the wine to deglaze the skillet (or pot), scraping up the bottom. Pour in the chicken broth, stir again and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into strips (2 or 3 strips, depending on how big the chicken breasts are), then  carefully add them to the broth. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring in between to make sure the vegetables aren’t sticking.
  4. Remove the chicken from the broth and place onto a board or plate. Shred the chicken into large pieces and then stir the shredded chicken back into the stew. Simmer the stew for 5 minutes to let the flavors combine. Add the cream, if desired, and serve.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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4 Responses
    1. Dan

      I”m sure that it can be adapted to a slow cooker but I don’t have those instructions for you, sorry about that!

    1. Dan

      Yep, just follow the directions as is, skip where you would add in the chicken and then add the cooked chicken in at the end.

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