Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

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This Chicken Stew is belly-warming, hearty, comfort food at its best. We start by browning the chicken in a stovetop slow cooker. If you don’t have a stovetop slow cooker, brown the chicken first in a skillet, and then add it to your slow cooker.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Servings: 4 | Calories: 162 | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 35 mg | Dietary Fiber: 1 g | Sodium: 25 mg | Carbohydrates: 5 g | Sugars: 2 g | Protein: 16 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4 |


  • 1 cup flour (we used white whole wheat)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage
  • 1/4 cup oil (recommend canola or unrefined coconut oil)
  • 2.5 pounds chicken pieces(of choice) on the bone, skinless
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced into rings
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth, low sodium, fat free
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Sprinkle salt, pepper and sage on chicken, dredge in flour, shake off excess. Add oil to a skillet, turn to medium-high heat and lightly brown chicken on both sides, remove and place on a paper towel. Add onion to the same skillet and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute one additional minute.
  2. Add carrots, potatoes, onions, garlic, and celery to slow cooker. Place chicken on top, pour broth over chicken, add additional salt and pepper to taste, cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or until chicken is falling off the bone. Add peas the last 15 minutes of cooking time.

12 Comments on "Slow Cooker Chicken Stew"

  1. msgrega  September 11, 2012

    How many servings is this recipe?

  2. Jackie Moore  September 18, 2012

    sounds good BUT HOW MANY servings???

  3. Bridget  October 3, 2012

    Amazingly good! I didn't have peas so added frozen green beans and corn and loved the extra crunch

  4. Melissa  December 8, 2012

    I love this one! So many great recipes on this site and so easy to make!

  5. Amanda Walls Riggs  December 14, 2012

    On the dinner menu for tonight – yummo!

  6. Jill  January 24, 2013

    Hi, what if I just want to make ONE chicken breast (probably a 200 gram chicken breast). So if I divide the recipe by 4…how long in the slow cooker?? Thnks.

  7. Lynda Heckman  March 5, 2013

    I made this today and it was great. I substituted sweet potatoes for the regular potatoes and used green beans instead of peas. My husband loved it too!

    • Skinny Ms.  March 6, 2013

      Lynda, Great! I’m trying the sweet potatoes. Thanks for the tip! 🙂

  8. Derek  September 29, 2016

    What is the serving size?

    • Gale Compton  October 1, 2016

      Derek, One piece of chicken, for instance, one thigh, and about 1 cup veggies. 🙂


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