Ugly Chicken Dinner – Chicken & Potato Stew

This chicken and potato stew is an easy and seriously delicious chicken dinner, but it's not the prettiest! 

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Ugly Chicken Dinner. Technically I suppose you can call this a chicken stew, but we aptly named it Ugly Chicken Dinner. Don’t let the appearance scare you, this is a seriously delicious chicken recipe!

Chicken & Potato Stew on top of rice in a black plate bowl
Chicken & Potato Stew

Tomato Based Chicken Stew

I threw together a bunch of ingredients on afternoon, turned on the crockpot and figured that my chances of the meal turning out were pretty good. How can you go wrong with boneless, skinless chicken thighs, a can of tomatoes and veggies?

You can’t.

This could also be named Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, because it was so darn incredibly tasty. However, it really is ugly chicken. It was hard to take a good picture of, looks like a terrible mess and dished out ugly. Poor chicken dinner. I think I hurt its feelings.

It’s hard to believe that something so good was so easy. This has joined the rotation of crockpot meals in our household. It suited everyone’s tastes, my son would actually eat the chicken in this, my daughter eats everything except the carrots – she hates cooked carrots, loves them raw however- and both kids took this for lunch at school the next day.

Winner winner ugly chicken dinner! Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!



Ugly Chicken Dinner – Chicken & Potato Stew

This chicken and potato stew is an easy and seriously delicious chicken dinner, but it’s not the prettiest! 
5 from 1 votes
Chicken & Potato Stew on top of rice in a black plate bowl
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
8 hours
Total Time
8 hours 10 minutes
Main Course
Karlynn Johnston


  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 red potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups of carrots
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • one 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable boullion
  • pinch of sugar


  • Place the tomatoes and boullion in the crockpot.
  • Combine and then taste test to make sure you have enough flavor from the boullion. You don’t want it too salty, but add more to your preferred taste if you want.
  • Place all the rest of your ingredients into the crockpot and then cook on low for 8 hours.
  • The chicken will start to fall apart in an oh-so lovely way when it’s done.
  • Serve over steamed rice, or gluten-free noodles.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 242kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 107mg, Sodium: 158mg, Potassium: 1124mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 7315IU, Vitamin C: 28.4mg, Calcium: 103mg, Iron: 5.8mg

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. Susan Portz says

    Ahhh – just throw a parsley posy on it and call ‘er done (by the way, I LOVE that name!).

  2. Heather Pollock says

    I make a stovetop version of this with peppers, onions,garlic and stewed tomatoes\U0001f44d

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