Chicken Stew in Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

Author: Stephanie Kay

A creamy chicken stew without the cream, this hearty slow cooker chicken stew recipe is perfect for a cold day.

  • Author: Stephanie Kay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: American
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  1. Place chicken on a cutting board, dice into 1-inch pieces, and season generously with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, warm the olive oil, add the chicken, and cook for 4-5 minutes until browned on all sides. You don’t need to cook the chicken all the way through, simply sear it in the juices before adding it to the slow cooker. Note: If the slow cooker has a removable stovetop-safe pot, you can place it directly on the stovetop top and cook the chicken directly in the removable pot and then return it to the slow-cooker base.
  3. Once the chicken is seared, place it in the slow cooker, add flour, thyme, rosemary, and salt, and stir until the chicken is well coated in the flour and herbs.
  4. Add the garlic, onion, carrots, and potatoes to the slow cooker, and stir to combine. Then pour in the broth and add the bay leaf.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  6. Once cooked, add the frozen peas and milk, stir to combine, and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes on high until the peas are warmed through. At this point, you can also adjust the thickness of the stew by adding a bit more flour if it’s too thin or a splash of chicken broth if it’s too thick.
  7. Once complete, taste the stew and adjust the salt and pepper as needed before serving.
  8. The stew can be served immediately, and leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or frozen for up to 3 months.