Slow Cooker Chicken Stew – The Clean Eating Couple

Recipe chicken stew slow cooker

This slow cooker chicken stew is a healthy and easy dinner made in less than 10 minutes of prep time! Paleo, Whole30 friendly and loaded with proteins/vegetables!

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You’re going to seriously love this healthy slow cooker chicken stew. It’s one of my absolute favorite foods for several reasons.

This stew is one of my Gram specialties, and I know you’ll enjoy it as much as my family!

Now, as I mentioned… This hearty stew is only made with a few pantry/refrigerator staples that you probably already have on hand.

Crock Pot Chicken Stew Ingredients

To make chicken stew

crockpot you will need:

  • potatoes, carrots, celery, onion
  • chicken breasts frozen peas
  • canned
  • tomato puree
  • chicken

  • broth
  • tomato

  • paste
  • spices

You can find substitutions

for all these ingredients below in the green shaded substitutions box


The best part about this healthy chicken stew recipe is probably how ridiculously simple it is to make.

If you love your crockpot check out these 45 Healthy Crockpot Chicken Dinners

We love getting our chicken from ButcherBox. Learn more about why we love it in this Butcher Box review post.

How to Make Chicken Stew

in Crock Pot To make

slow cooker chicken


  1. Combine all ingredients except green peas and stir together.
  2. Put your crockpot on low heat for 6 hours and you’re ready to go
  3. !

  4. When you’re done cooking, add the frozen peas and enjoy!
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Slow cooker chicken stew in a slow cooker after mixing before cooking
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I mean… I don’t know about you, but I LOVE any recipe that’s basically throwing away + cooking in the cooking pot (this lemon chicken soup is the same deal. So easy and so delicious!)

If you’re looking for other slow cooker recipes, check out these 28 delicious slow cooker recipes


People are always looking for substitutions or ways to modify recipes, here are some things you can do to customize it.

Can you make this chicken stew in the instant pot? Yes! You can make instant chicken stew. There are instructions below or you can visit o Instant Pot Chicken Stew Recipe

A close-up of slow cook chicken stew in a gray bowl on a blue background with a striped linen and spoons on the sideCan you freeze Crockpot chicken stew


Yes, you can freeze chicken stew! This stew freezes very well. In fact, I usually receive 3 or 4 small containers and divide the leftovers from the pot once we finish eating it for dinner.

For all my freezing tips, check out my post on How to Freeze Soup.

When it’s ready to eat, simply thaw the night before or put it in the microwave.

Can you thicken chicken stew in Crock Pot?

This stew gets quite thick naturally, but if you prefer you can add cornstarch or arrowroot powder.

Mix a tablespoon

of cornstarch or arrowroot powder with a tablespoon of water.

Add the suspension to the stew for the last 30 minutes while cooking and let it thicken.

PS – If you love crockpot recipes, check out this whole crockpot chicken or these 45 healthy crockpot recipes!

What to serve with

chicken stew

Chicken stew is a complete meal in itself because it is loaded with protein, vegetables, and healthy carbohydrates. Here are a few things we like to serve it with:

  • Apple and nut salad or blueberry salad for additional vegetables
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts with fresh Parmesan bread
  • or crackers
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