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A delicious and cozy recipe, this Chicken Stew recipe comes together with only a few simple ingredients. This is a hearty and flavorful recipe that the whole family will love. Chicken thighs, drumsticks, carrots, and potatoes all cooked up in one pot, this recipe is foolproof.

Easy chicken stew recipe with veggies in a skillet
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This hearty one-pot chicken stew comes together so easily. All you have to do is saute some ingredients together then it goes into the oven. I love how most of the cooking is hands-off so it frees up time for me to take care of the fifty other things on my to-do list. Even better, since it’s all made in one-pot, cleaning up takes next to no time.

Want to make another comfort dish like my chicken stew? Try my Beef Stew or Kafta and Potato Stew. They are perfect for a cold day!

Why You’ll Love This Chicken Stew Recipe

  • Super hearty. Loaded with potatoes, carrots, and chicken, this is such a filling meal, perfect for the hungriest of family members.
  • Packed with flavor. Seasoned with garlic, herbs, and a hit of umami with Worcestershire sauce, this is a rich and delicious chicken stew.
  • An easy chicken stew. A one pot meal that comes together so easily and can feed many mouths!

Stew Ingredients

ingredients of chicken stew recipe
  • Olive oil – or your choice in oil.
  • Chicken – I use thighs and drumsticks with the skin-on and bone-in.
  • Seasoning – I season with salt, pepper, bay leaf, and thyme.
  • Aromatics – I use garlic, onion, carrot, and celery.
  • Flour – regular all-purpose flour is fine for this chicken stew.
  • Tomato paste – not tomato sauce. I like Hunts.
  • Worcestershire sauce – this is a fermented liquid condiment that adds umami flavor to the stew.
  • Chicken broth – try to use low sodium chicken broth.
  • Golden Potatoes – golden potatoes, peeled and halved.

How To Make Chicken Stew

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Sear the chicken: Heat an oven-proof wide pot over a medium heat. Add oil and sear the chicken pieces for 2-3 minutes until light brown and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Once done transfer the chicken pieces to a plate and keep them aside.
chicken seared in a pan
  • Saute the aromatics: To the same pot add garlic and onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until the onions turn translucent. Add in the carrots and celery; cook for 1 more minute.
onion and garlic sauteed to add into the chicken stew
  • Add in the rest of the ingredients: Sprinkle flour and mix it with the veggies. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, fresh thyme, and chicken broth. Stir until everything comes together. 
process shot showing steps to make the easy chicken stew
  • Add the chicken back and bake: Arrange the chicken pieces on top of the veggies and then bake for 40 minutes. Remove the lid and add the potatoes and bake again for 40-45 minutes without the lid until the potatoes and chicken have criped up and are cooked through.
process shot showing steps on how to make easy chicken stew
  • Serve: Serve the chicken stew while it is still warm along with some bread slices on the sides.
close up shot showing the veggies in the chicken stew with a spoon

Tips and Notes to make this Healthy Stew Recipe

  • There’s no need to cook the chicken through, you just want the caramelization and flavor from the searing. The chicken will continue to cook through in the oven.
  • I do not recommend swapping the chicken thighs and drumsticks for breasts. They will not be as tender and flavorful and the chicken breasts will dry out.
  • If you do not have fresh herbs, you can use dried herbs instead.
  • I recommend using a Dutch oven as it distributes the heat well.
  • Cook your aromatics low and slow. You want to get all the flavor out of your onions and garlic, so cook them on a lower heat otherwise they will burn.
  • You can sear the chicken in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pot.
Close up shot of chicken stew with veggies

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you add flavor to chicken stew?

When stirring the liquids in the pot, scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan from searing the chicken and sauteing the aromatics. There’s a ton of flavor there. Also, be sure to season the stew generously with your favorite spices. 

How do you thicken up chicken stew?

If you’d like for this chicken stew to be thicker than it is, you can add a slurry to the stew. Combine 2 tablespoons flour with 2 tablespoons of cold water. Stir to combine then add it to the stew while stirring the stew and the stew should thicken.

What can I add to Chicken Stew Recipe?

Try adding sweet potatoes, green beans, peas, corn, spinach, kale, mushrooms, red bell peppers, butternut squash, broccoli, or whatever vegetables you have in your fridge. 

How do I store leftover stew?

You can store leftover chicken stew in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or over medium-low heat on the stovetop until heated through.

Why is chicken stew healthy?

Chickenis rich with essential fatty acids and proteins. Both help your body build and repair healthy muscle, bone, skin, and blood cells. Also chicken stew is made with many veggies and healthy carbs that keep you full longer and provide many vitamins and minerals to your body.

Can you freeze chicken stew?

Yes, you can freeze chicken stew. If you plan on freezing it, freeze in small individual contains to help defrost it faster. Also it may be a good idea to use flour instead of cornstarch because the consistency will hold up better.

Healthy Chicken Stew recipe served on a white plate

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5 from 4 votes

Easy Chicken Stew

A delicious and cozy recipe, this Chicken Stew comes together with only a few simple ingredients. This is a hearty and flavorful recipe that the whole family will love. Chicken thighs, drumsticks, carrots, and potatoes all cooked up in one pot, this recipe is foolproof.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 4 1 piece servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 lb chicken thighs and drumsticks, skin on and bone in
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. ground pepper
  • 2 tsps. minced garlic
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 medium celery sticks, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsps. all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsps. tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 7-8 baby golden potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 1 bay leaf, dried
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • bread slices, to serve (optional)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Heat an oven proof pot over a medium heat. Add oil and sear the chicken pieces for 2-3 minutes until light brown and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Once done transfer the chicken pieces to a plate and keep aside.
  • To the same pot add garlic and onion and cook for 2- 3 minutes until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add in the carrot chunks and celery; cook for 1 more minute.
  • Sprinkle flour and mix it with the veggies. Add tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, thyme and chicken broth. Stir until everything comes together. (Check for salt in this stage)
  • Arrange the chicken pieces on top of the veggies and then bake for 40 minutes while covered.
  • Remove the lid and add the potatoes and bake again for 40- 45 minutes without lid until the potatoes and chicken are cooked through and golden brown.
  • Serve the chicken stew while it is still warm along with some bread slices on the sides.

Notes

  • There’s no need to cook the chicken through, you just want the caramelization and flavor from the searing. The chicken will continue to cook through in the oven.
  • I do not recommend swapping the chicken thighs and drumsticks for breasts. They will not be as tender and flavorful and the chicken breasts will dry out. But it’s up to you.
  • If you do not have fresh herbs, you can use dried herbs instead.
  • I recommend using a Dutch oven as it distributes the heat well.
  • Cook your aromatics low and slow. You want to get all the flavor out of your onions and garlic, so cook them on a lower heat otherwise they will burn.
  • You can sear the chicken in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pot.

Nutrition

Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 981mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5407IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 3mg
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this meal and it was a hit and we have plenty of left overs. My husband enjoyed it very much and said it was very hearty. Seems like a good for the soul type of meal. Excited to eat the left overs.