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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.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew
Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

How to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

  • Place the chicken, garlic and vegetables into the slow cooker. Mix together the bouillon and water, then pour over the vegetables.
  • Cook on low for 7-8 hours, until the vegetables are soft.
  • Take the cornstarch and mix it into a small amount of water.
  • Stir into the stew, quickly whisking it in.
  • Cook the stew for 10 minutes more, letting it thicken. At this point you can add in the chicken to heat up if you don’t like your chicken to break down and didn’t slow cook it all day.  You may add more cornstarch to get your desired thickness.

Use Leftovers to Make Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

A confession: My crock pot 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 crock pot 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 crock pot 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 crock pot 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 crock pot been doing overtime with the Holiday rush, snowy weather and cold days?

Thanks for stopping in!

Love,

Karlynn

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Delicious, hearty slow cooker chicken stew - perfect for when you need a heavier meal than chicken soup! 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Total Time
8 hours 1 minute
Course
Dinner
Cuisine
Chicken
Servings
8
Calories
259
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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 Information

Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 377mg, Potassium: 680mg, Fiber: 11g, Vitamin A: 301.1%, Vitamin C: 38.1%, Calcium: 8.4%, Iron: 17%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Jackie says

    This was perfect! Thanks for the recipe! Five stars!

  2. Natasha Despres says

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

  3. Shanleigh Rice says

    How would you go about making this without a slow cooker

  4. BarryMason says

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

    • BarryMason says

      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.

  5. Frank Furter says

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

  6. Frank Furter says

    This will be made for minions on Tuesday. Wish me luck.

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