Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew – The Easy Way

If you are looking for a mixture of chicken and vegetables, then this slow cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew Recipe is for you. In this article, learn about vegetables, herbs, and spices that go well in the chicken stew, and how to make a healthy chicken stew. Your choice of herbs and spices will transform this simple dish into a new global dish each time you make it.

Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew

Vegetables that go well in Chicken Stew:

  • Root vegetables are great for slow cooker chicken vegetable stew. In this recipe, we will be using
  • Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Butternut squash
  • Sweet potatoes or yams
  • Turnips
  • Parsnips

If you like Mushrooms and tomatoes you could also add them

Slow Cooker Chicken Vegetable Stew

Slow cooker Chicken Vegetable: Seasoning and spices that go well in Chicken Stew

In this recipe, use a blend of herbs and spices that match the flavor profile

  • Mediterranean – rosemary, thyme, sage, fines herbs, Italian seasoning mix
  • Chinese – five spices powder, dried shitake mushrooms, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil
  • Indian – curry powder, cilantro
  • Thai – yellow, red, or green curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime juice
  • Middle Eastern – coriander, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice
  • Caribbean – allspice, ginger, thyme, cayenne
  • Cajun – onion, celery, bell pepper, garlic, tomatoes, thyme

What makes a healthy Chicken Stew?

In this recipe, we will be using skinless and boneless chicken, one tablespoon of olive oil, low sodium broth, and a lot of vegetables. We can
serve this slow cooker chicken vegetable stew on its own, or with some crusty whole-grain bread. If you want a thick gravy, you could add a mixture of cornstarch and cold water in the end.

Ingredients for Chicken Vegetable Stew:

Following are some of the ingredients that we will be using while making slow cooker chicken vegetable stew:

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
Total time: 4 hours
Yield: 4

  • 1 pound boneless chicken (breast)
  • ½ Spanish smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • Teaspoon salt ½
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 carrots coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks coarsely chopped
  • 10 ounces fresh mushrooms finely chopped (I used the food processor)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 potatoes cut up
  • 1 fresh thyme sprig
  • 3 leaves fresh sage
  • 01 small fresh rosemary sprig
  • 1 1/2 cups Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce or plain tomato sauce
  • 01 cup low sodium chicken broth
Instructions:

For a delicious slow cooker chicken vegetable stew, follow the mentioned-below instructions:

  1. Season the boneless chicken with salt, pepper, and paprika
  2. Heat oil in a skillet
  3. Place chicken in the pan and brown on both sides
  4. Remove to slow cooker
  5. Add onions, carrots, celery, mushrooms to the pan
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper
  7. Sauté all the added vegetables until vegetables are fragrant and liquid evaporates (5 minutes)
  8. Scoop into the slow cooker
  9. Add potatoes, herbs roasted garlic tomato sauce
  10. Chicken broth to a slow cooker and toss everything
  11. Cover and cook on medium-high flame for 3 to 4 hours

Extra Tips:

You can substitute 1 ½ cup chopped tomatoes for the roasted garlic tomato sauce if you like that. If you are adding this sauce, add a few chopped garlic cloves to vegetables while sautéing.

Nutritional Items in Chicken Vegetable Stew:

  • Amount per Serving:
  • Calories: 335
  • Fat: 11%
  • Saturated fat: 6%
  • Cholesterol: 24%
  • Sodium 43%
  • Potassium: 55%
  • Carbohydrates: 12%
  • Fiber: 33%
  • Sugar: 10%
  • Protein: 66%
  • Vitamin A: 163%
  • Vitamin C: 40%
  • Calcium: 10%
  • Iron: 40%

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