What I loved about this slow cooker chicken stew is that you only need enough chicken say, from leftovers, and the rest is mainly vegetables. Indeed, I had roast chicken leftover and we were a little tired of soup. It's funny how one can trick their mind when eating something because really, this really is just a soup with less liquid and more vegetables. The heartiness makes it better somehow.

Use Leftovers to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

A confession: My crockpot has literally not left my counter the past month. I've washed it and put it right back into the same place to be used again. I am quite seriously making almost everything in the crockpot lately, from stews to roasts to pasta. We are so busy – like every other family right now- that the only way we are going to have a nice hot home cooked meal is if I throw something in the crockpot for when we get home.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew


Slow Cooker Chicken Stew Tips & Tricks

  • The chicken is going to break down and shred throughout the stew, which makes those two cups go a long way in the end.
  • Play around with the vegetables you like in it, I love mushrooms in my stew and thought they were just fantastic for a nice change. Add onions, celery, mushrooms, whatever your heart desires.
  • Now, there are a lot of people that don't like the way that cooked chicken breaks down after slow cooking all day. IF you are one of those people, then add the chicken in at the very end to heat it up. You have a choice of which method you want to do here.
  • Play around with the thickness at the end, depending on what vegetables you put in, there will be more/less liquid. Mushrooms and celery add liquid, potatoes and carrots not as much.

I'm thinking my crockpot deserves a name, he's been working so hard and heck, will continue to work hard. I can't remember the last time I used it so much, three or four times a week is a new record for me.

Has your crockpot been doing overtime with the Holiday rush, snowy weather and cold days?

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 1 min
Delicious, hearty slow cooker chicken stew - perfect for when you need a heavier meal than chicken soup! 
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken meat
  • 10 cups assorted vegetables (carrots, potatoes, celery, mushrooms)
  • 2 cloves chopped garlic
  • 6 cups water
  • 2-3 tsp powdered chicken or vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  1. Place the chicken, garlic and vegetables into the slow cooker.  ( If you don't like your chicken to break down, then leave it out until the very end)

  2. Mix together the bouillon and water, then pour over the vegetables. 

  3. Cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the vegetables are soft. 

  4. Take the cornstarch and mix it into a small amount of water.
  5. Stir into the stew, quickly whisking it in. 

  6. Cook the stew for 10 minutes more, letting it thicken. At this point you can add in the chicken to heat up. You may add more cornstarch to get your desired thickness. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Potassium 680mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
Dietary Fiber 11g 44%
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 301.1%
Vitamin C 38.1%
Calcium 8.4%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Natasha Despres Reply

    I will try this tomorrow night. My kids are fussy on stews…lol

  2. Shanleigh Rice Reply

    How would you go about making this without a slow cooker

  3. BarryMason Reply

    which is the proper cooking time, at the top ot says 6 hours but in the recipe it says 7 – 8 hours

    • BarryMason Reply

      well not wanting to be the one to be picky but prep time is about 30 minutes as well 😉

      Excellent recipe it’s in the pot now i’ll post back how it turns out.

  4. Frank Furter Reply

    Especially since E will only eat beige at the moment. And brocolli.

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