Simple Crock Pot Chicken Stew

The idea of a crock pot is to make your life easier. Not much is easier than this family-pleasing stew. Using things you probably have on hand anyway, you spend about 10 to 15 minutes preparation time and eat in 8 hours.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 serving
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Dan Mikesell AKA DrDan

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds Skinless boneless chicken breast about 3– trimmed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 onion large – diced
  • 4 carrots pealed and cut into 1 inch slices
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 4-5 potatoes peeled and cut into 3/4 to 1 inch cubes
  • 8 oz mushrooms cleaned and halved-optional
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 28 oz chicken broth
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes drained if you want a tomato based stew
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon dry thyme to taste... this is a little much for some
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  • Prepare veggies. Chop one large onion, 4 peeled carrots, and 2 ribs of celery. Next 4-5 medium potatoes peeled and cut into 3/4 to 1-inch cubes. Optional- 8 oz. mushrooms cleaned and halved.
  • Clean, trim, and cube about 2 pounds (about 3-4) skinless boneless chicken breasts.
  • Add the chicken, prepped veggies, 1 cup frozen corn, 28 oz chicken broth, 1 teaspoon celery seed, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon thyme, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and optionally one 14 oz can diced tomatoes diced.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  • Add peas 30 minutes before the end of cooking. Also, 3 tablesspoons tapioca if you want thicker chili.

Notes

Pro Tips:

  1. Like most chicken stews, this is a bit bland. Spice it up if you want.
  2. Skinless boneless chicken thighs would go well here.
  3. For this recipe I would suggest 3-4 tablespoons of tapioca would be the best if you want thicker.
  4. Will reheat and freeze well.
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Nutrition

Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 733mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 5600IU | Vitamin C: 29.7mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2.3mg