Slow Cooker Chunky Squash and Chicken Stew

5 from 2 votes

Hearty and comforting, this stew is a wintertime winner!

If you’re looking for delicious, subtle taste in a chicken dish, try this earthy, hearty stew. Precooking the chicken in a saucepan enhances the flavors before combining the ingredients in the slow cooker. Squash, a treasure chest of nutrients, plus sage, an herb that helps to enhance cognitive performance, are great partners. And don’t forget the lean protein in chicken. Enjoy a clean eating slow cooker dish with your family!

5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Chunky Squash and Chicken Stew

This hearty and earthy stew is a great choice for dinner, with simple and healthy ingredients.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 2 cups
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine Universal


  • 15 ounces boneless and skinless chicken breasts chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • flour for coating
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion medium, coarsely chopped
  • 14 ounces squash diced
  • 3 sage leaves fresh, chopped or torn


  • Coat the chicken with flour and shake off the excess. Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra virgin olive oil, brown the chicken then season with salt and pepper. Do not overcrowd. Cook in batches if needed. Pour 1 cup chicken broth in the saucepan and cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Transfer the contents of the saucepan to the slow cooker. Add a little bit more extra virgin olive oil in the saucepan then sautè the onions over low - medium heat for about 5 minutes. Transfer the onions to the slow cooker. Add the squash, remaining chicken broth, and sage in the slow cooker. Set on low for 4 hours.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 245mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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    1. Amy, I recommend whatever squash is in season. Try a fall squash, which is always yummy. Maybe butternut?

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