Chicken Stew

Published February 14, 2018. Updated February 12, 2019

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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 homestyle recipe everyone will enjoy!

Chicken Stew

Chicken Stew

Soup, soup and more soup. It’s the best dinner in the fall and winter and it’s just what we crave on those dreadful sick days.

Plus soup recipes like this make the best leftovers! This soup reheats perfectly and the flavors just have that much longer to meld together.

This chicken stew is filled with tender chicken, hearty veggies, and an incredibly flavorful broth. Talk about spoon after spoon of delicious!

Chicken Stew

Ingredients for This Stew

  • Chicken thighs
  • Olive oil and butter
  • Veggies – yellow onion, celery, carrots, garlic, baby red potatoes and mushrooms
  • Low-sodium chicken broth
  • Fresh herbs including thyme, rosemary and parsley
  • Flour

Scroll below for printable recipe.

Chicken Stew

How to Make Chicken Stew

  • Cook chicken in pot.
  • Saute carrots, celery and garlic.
  • Pour in 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, potatoes, rosemary, thyme and seasoon.
  • Bring to a boil then add in mushrooms and chicken.
  • Simmer until potatoes are tender.
  • In a saucepan cook butter and flour.
  • Stir in 1 cup broth, let boil and thicken.
  • Pour flour mixture and parsley into soup mixture once soup is finished.

Chicken Stew

Can I Use Chicken Breasts?

I only recommend using the chicken thighs in this recipe. Chicken breasts won’t be as tender and flavorful here, plus they’d overcook and dry with this cooking time.

Can I Use Dried Herbs instead of Fresh?

Dried herbs can be substituted here if needed. Use 1/2 tsp thyme 1/2 tsp rosemary and 2 tsp dried parsley.

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Chicken Stew

This homemade hearty stew just what you need to cozy up to after a long day! It calls for simple ingredients that together create something so delicious! It will make great leftovers if you're lucky enough to have some left.
Servings: 4
Prep20 minutes
Cook35 minutes
Ready in: 55 minutes



  • 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).
  • Reduce heat to medium. Add in onions, carrots, celery and saute 5 minutes. Add in garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 
  • 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. 
  • Reduce heat to medium-low then cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally, about 25 minutes. 
  • 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. 
  • While whisking pour in remaining 1 cup chicken broth. Cook whisking constantly until mixture comes to a boil and thickens, remove from heat. 
  • Pour flour mixture into soup mixture once soup is finished. Stir parsley into soup and serve warm. 
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 476 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 176mg59%
Sodium 351mg15%
Potassium 1579mg45%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 5935IU119%
Vitamin C 23.1mg28%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 3.7mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition values are estimates only. See full disclaimer here.


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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 :)

  • 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!

  • 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.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      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!

      • 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.

  • 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.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      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!

  • 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!

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      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!

    • 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!

  • Clare

    This sounds delicious. Do you know if it freezes well? I was thinking of making this dish for a large gathering in March.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      My guess is that it would but I’d do a small trial batch first just to be sure.