Chicken Stew

02.14.2018

This homemade Chicken Stew is just what you need to cozy up to after a long day! It calls for simple ingredients that together create a delicious final product. This is a hearty recipe everyone will enjoy!

Chicken Stew

Soup, soup and more soup. You know that’s all I care about in the winter.

Especially when I’m going on my fourth sinus infection within a year. Is that a thing?? Apparently so geeeeez. And I don’t even have allergies.

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But soup is the most comforting home remedy for any ailment right :)?

Chicken Stew

I think I’m starting to get use to all of this, but antibiotics 6 times within a year (yes 6 not 4 because most of them aren’t strong enough) can’t be good for anyone. Isn’t there another way!

Talk about freaking out because of antibiotic resistance. I overthink things but I’ve already got plan b for that – phage therapy in Georgia, the country. LOL.

The internet finds answers to all my body aching problems. LOL.

Really my next step is sinus surgery, that balloon one. If you’ve had balloon sinuplasty feel free to pass along a note on how it’s gone for you :).

But if only soup could really be the cure for everything. At least it comforts the soul. Chicken soup for the soul right?

Chicken Stew

And a trip to Hawaii next week. I really could use that right about now.

Sorry I’m really just rambling now. And now that I got that off my chest on here my husband won’t have to hear my complaining today :). So let’s talk soup.

We all love beef stew but have you made a Chicken Stew? If not it’s about time. It’s total comfort food!

It’s so filling, it’s jam packed with goodness (potatoes, carrots, celery, mushrooms, chicken) and it’s even a bit creamy.

Chicken Stew

I highly recommend using the chicken thighs as listed here, if you trim the fat well from thighs then they won’t freak you out. Trust me. And in reality here they don’t need to be perfectly trimmed because the fat kind of melts into the soup and makes it buttery.

If you are totally against chicken thighs breasts would work, but they won’t be as flavorful.

If using chicken breasts cook diced chicken through in 1 Tbsp oil then transfer to a plate. Chill (so it’s not just sitting on the counter for 30+ minutes) and add to the soup at the very end. You won’t want to simmer chicken breasts that long or they would be dry and tough.

I hope you enjoy my one millionth soup recipe. I’m kidding, obviously. But I do share a lot of soup recipes. Maybe one day I should do a soup and salad cookbook or something.

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Chicken Stew

5 from 2 votes

This homemade Chicken Stew is just what you need to cozy up to after a long day! It calls for simple ingredients that together create a delicious final product. This is a hearty recipe everyone will enjoy!

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs*, trimmed of fat and diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onion
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 4 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 1 lb baby red potatoes, quartered (chop larger ones into 6 pieces)
  • 2 tsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tsp minced fresh thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 oz. mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp butter, diced into 1 Tbsp pieces
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsp minced fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once halfway through, for 6 minutes total. Transfer chicken to a plate leaving fat in pan (there should be 1 1/2 Tbsp, if not add in a little oil).

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add in onions, carrots, celery and saute 5 minutes. Add in garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 

  3. Pour in 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, potatoes, rosemary, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil then add in mushrooms and chicken. 

  4. Reduce heat to medium-low then cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes. 

  5. During the last 5 minutes of soup cooking, in a separate small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook whisking constantly, 1 minute. 

  6. While whisking pour in remaining 1 cup chicken broth. Cook whisking constantly until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, remove from heat. 

  7. Pour flour mixture into soup mixture once soup is finished. Stir parsley into soup and serve warm. 

  8. Recipe source: Cooking Classy

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16 comments

  • Clare: This sounds delicious. Do you know if it freezes well? I was thinking of making this dish for a large gathering in March. February 15, 2018 at 7:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: My guess is that it would but I’d do a small trial batch first just to be sure. February 15, 2018 at 10:23pm Reply

  • Brenna: Do you think sweet potatoes would be tasty rather than the baby reds?

    This looks fabulous, as always. BTW, I’m on your mailing list and got the email, but the RSS feed didn’t load. It sounded so good though, I had to look it up.

    Hope you feel better soon – get off those meds and build your immune system. ACV and get some colloidal silver. You should look into hydrogen peroxide (food grade of course). At least we know that your diet is good! LOL! February 15, 2018 at 11:27am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the tips! I have tried silver, zinc, raw garlic, natural oils, etc etc – but not peroxide I’ll have to look into that!
      Also I heard about the e-mail from someone else as well I’ll have my developer look into it, thanks for the heads up!
      And yes I think diced sweet potatoes would be delicious here as well, they may not need to cook as long though. Hope you enjoy Brenna! February 15, 2018 at 10:23pm Reply

    • Ace: Oh please don’t ingest colloidal silver! I am an epidemiologist, and it has multiple harmful side effects, and no proven benefits. The claims of its manufacturers are pure quackery, to the point of truly harming public health. Go to the websites of the National Institutes Of Health, the CDC, WebMD, etc., for more information, but it’s a REALLY bad idea to ingest silver particles. They can mess you up, bad! May 13, 2018 at 1:40pm Reply

  • Nicole: Looks delicious!

    About the sinus infections – have you tried acupuncture? I get acupuncture every two weeks or so for other ailments and it helps me tremendously. February 16, 2018 at 9:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t, I’ve heard mixed things about it so maybe I just need to do my own research. I appreciate the tip Nicole! So glad it helps you! February 17, 2018 at 12:18am Reply

  • Holly: This may or may not help you but I’m 30 and “thought” I had sinus infections multiple times a year since I was about 12 or 13. When I was 25 I developed severe allergies, and I mean SEVERE! I couldn’t wear contacts, I would be so dead tired I thought I had mono… etc. etc. I went and saw an allergist, had the allergy test done, and it turns out I was allergic to about everything. Every tree, every grass, every weed, cats, dogs, you name it. I decided to start allergy shots, which I’m sure you can read up on on the internet, but basically they make you an individual serum and over the course of time you start to become immune to things you once were allergic to. I’ve been doing them about 3 years and I’ve noticed a huge difference. The downside is that it does take a long time because little by little they increase the dosage of things you’re allergic to so that you become resistant. I had to stay at the same level when I was pregnant, though, so it’s making my experience even longer. Well, I had horrible horrible nosebleeds through pregnancy and since giving birth migraines almost daily. I had a CT scan done and my sinuses were beautiful so I was sent to an ENT. She told me I have a deviated septum, which can actually make you FEEL like you have a sinus infection even when you do not. My frontal sinuses are also small which contributes to this pressure feeling. I’m having a procedure to fix my septum in my nose to breathe easier and I’m thinking it’s going to be the answer I’ve been looking for for literally YEARS! If you haven’t seen an ENT yet, I highly suggest going to one! And allergies really do contribute to sinus problems as well. February 18, 2018 at 5:04pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for your feedback Holly, I really appreciate it! I kind of wish allergies were my answer because then at least there’d be a treatment option but I’ve had the blood allergy test and the skin allergy test and I didn’t have any allergies other then a minor allergy to sage brush. I also had a CT scan and yes the infection is there but he doesn’t seem to know how to treat it except more antibiotics (which aren’t kicking it), and the ENT also did an endoscopy and nothing, no polyps or deviated septum. It’s just my luck :). But I know it could be so much worse. It just gets old dealing with it on a daily basis, as I’m sure you understand. Wishing you the best and hoping this procedure dramatically improves things for you! February 18, 2018 at 6:59pm Reply

      • Holly: Oh my gosh you have gone through all the loops! Ugh what a bummer! I am so sorry… I’ve dealt with severe congestion any time I get sick due to my deviated septum for years now to the point I want to hospitalize myself when I’m sick because sometimes breathing through your mouth with a sore throat for 3 days is hell. Looking forward to getting the procedure out of the way! My dad did have the sinus surgery done you mentioned. He said he felt relief for about a decade. He also had allergies and a deviated septum (guess I know where my genetics come from :) ) but medicine is always evolving, too and this was 20 years ago. Good luck with everything! I truly do feel for you. February 20, 2018 at 11:55pm Reply

  • Cari: Fantastic recipe! Thanks for the detailed instructions. I made a few changes to our tastes (no rosemary, added dried parsley and some fresh green onions), and used a gluten-free flour for the final step, and it all turned out beautifully. Plus, we have plenty of lunch! February 20, 2018 at 8:24am Reply

  • Sarah: Stew is simmering away as I write this! It smells and looks delicious!!

    Changed the thickening process slightly so I wouldn’t have to use 2 pans. For anyone curious: After sautéing the veggies (first sautéed the carrots, celery and onions, then added garlic, mushrooms and potatoes and sautéed for a few minutes more). Added my herbs then sprinkled over the flour and stirred constantly for about a minute, splashed in some wine (all I had on hand was some marsala cooking wine) scraped up any cooked on bits on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon, then added all 4.5 cups of chicken broth, plus chicken.

    Can’t wait to eat! Thanks for another great dinner idea :) March 12, 2018 at 3:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! Thanks for the great feedback! March 15, 2018 at 10:27pm Reply

  • DonnaM: Had sinusplasty myself and it made all the difference in the world. Hardly ever get a sinus infection. But open so much – it’s feels like a frozen wind passing thru there!! Lol! But all good and it’s been at least 10 years! Good luck! May 28, 2018 at 12:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Donna! Fingers crossed! May 29, 2018 at 11:22am Reply

  • Rick Rocheleau: try a sinus rinse called XLEAR. buy it at amazon cheap. that and low dose prednisone really helped me since april, 2017.
    good luck. June 4, 2018 at 8:51am Reply

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